Menu Plan: Stretching Meat

 

 

 

 

What the heck happened to the prices of meat and butter, anyway? Landsakes, it’s terrifying out there! Okay, so it’s not THAT bad, but, still, butter is easily twice what it was this time last year and meat prices around here are enough to make me cringe. I could mope around about that. Or I could increase the budget significantly. Or I could leave the budget, but bust it every month. Or I could just choose to eat lower quality food.

 

Or, I can just put my chin up and resolve to make those ingredients stretch further in our meals. I’m going with that plan.

 

So, here’s the meal plan for the week:you gotta eat

 

 

Sunday: 

B–Cereal, Apples, Milk ( before 7:30AM Mass)

cinnamonrollbread

Brunch– Cinnamon Roll Bread, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Ups, Bananas

D–Sunday Supper at Bama & Papa’s

 

Monday: 

B–PB Toast w/ Apples, Milk

D–Turkey & Rice Burritos

 

Tuesday:

Simple Egg Wrap

B–Egg Wraps, Grapefruit

PeanutNoodles

D--Peanut Noodles w/ Chicken, Broccoli, & Carrots

 

 

Wednesday: 

B–Berry Muffins, Apples, Milk

D–Cheesy Beans & Rice

 

 

 

Thursday:

B–Berry Muffins, Eggs, Milk

D–Chicken Parm Soup, Italian Cheese Bread

 

 

Friday:

B–Cereal, Apples, Milk

D–Lg. Pepperoni Pizza, Med. Mushroom & Onion Pizza

 

 

Saturday:

B–Scr. Eggs w/ Broccoli & Cheese, Baked Donuts

Carnitas & Spanish Rice Soft Tacos

D–Carnitas Soft Tacos w/ Spanish Rice

 

 

 

And that should do it! Meat is still making an appearance on our menu– it’s just getting a little help from pasta, rice, and beans. :)

 

 

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2 comments to Menu Plan: Stretching Meat

  • earleyml

    I’ve been buying butter in bulk when I see it on sale. This week our local Weis Markets had it 2/$5, which is cheap compared to $3.49 at Aldi so I bought as many as they permitted. Wal-mart also had a sale (not as cheap was Weis) but still cheaper than Aldi so I also bought the maximum there too. I never thought I’d be looking for sales on BUTTER!

  • Susie

    Butter was $12 for 4 lbs at Costco a couple weeks ago. Then $10, and today, back down to $8.99. Whew. Still high, but way better!

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