Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cooking from the cupboards

This week we are on a tight budget until payday so I took an inventory of our freezer, fridge and cabinets and came up with a menu that requires very little purchases.

Saturday: bake WWII molasses oatmeal cookies, soak white beans overnight
L – cheese pizza, salad with homemade blue cheese
D – chili & cornbread

Sunday: cook white beans, bake bread
L – barley bean vegetable soup
D – spaghetti & sauce (make extra sauce for Thursday)

D – white bean & chicken chili, salad

D - (crockpot) split pea soup

Wednesday: bake more bread if needed
chicken and vegetable stir fry over steamed rice

Chicken thighs cacciatore & multi grain penne


We have the makings for the following treats:
apple crisp or pie
rice krispy treats

All we need to buy this weekend is some cereal for breakfasts, Earth's balance, string cheese for Carl's work snacks, frozen spinach, soy yogurt for snacks, milk, broccoli, potatoes and bananas. We even have a $10 gift card to Target and cereal is on sale buy 5 and get a free gallon of milk.

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