Menu Plan Monday - Using What We've Got

14 April 2008
For more menu inspiration, head over to the MPM post on Org Junkie . I love reading what everyone else is eating for the week. I just discovered this site and I love it!

We are having the "week before payday syndrome" here, so we are eating totally from the freezer and pantry this week. My freezer is completely out of frozen veggies, so we are down to the few canned ones in the pantry. Unfortunately, it's about 8 cans of carrots and not much else. I hope for some good veggie and fruit deals this week; if not I'll just have to go pay full price for them. Hopefully it won't cost much to restock.

You'll notice a lot of my recipes this week came from here. I love Hillbilly Housewife so much! These awesome frugal recipes have gotten us through some tough times and some are now family favorites! It is worth checking out!

Prairie Land Pot Roast with Grands biscuits

Stove Top Coated Baked Pork Chops with canned carrots and black eyed peas

Chicken Tetrazzini with canned spinach, carrots, and crescent rolls

Country Style Steak with mashed potatoes and green beans

Pancakes and Little Sizzlers

Pinto Beans instead of salt pork or anything like that, I'm throwing in a big fatty chunk of brisket that I'd frozen for this purpose. We'll have cornbread with this.

Easy Chili made using pork sausage instead of beef. I'll use some of the leftover pinto beans in this as well.


Anonymous said...

Great menu.And they all look kid friendly,which is a huge plus! Have a great week.

mom_of2boys said...

Your menu looks great! I think I will try the Stove Top Pork Chops next week.

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

My husband just might eat pork chops prepared this way. maybe I'll have to try them next week. And I'm excited to try the pork roast recipe.
Love the menu planning list as well. I am getting so many ideas!

Andrea @ Mommy said...

Looks like a yummy week you have planned! I love Hillbilly Housewife and your post reminded me that I need to visit there!! Have a great first week!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a tasty week for making-do with what you've got!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Nessa, this is a great menu for any week. Keep up the good work! :)

DEHausfrau said...

Welcome to MPM! Oooh, I like the idea of substituting sausage for ground beef.

Thanks for sharing your menu and have a great week.

Alissa said...

Hey! We're having "Week Before Payday Syndrome" too. lol. Looks like you did a great job.

Take care,