Monday, September 12, 2011

Menu planning!

I've decided that menu planning needs to be something I do on a weekly basis.  I started out this week by going through my Shoprite circular and visiting Living Rich with Coupons to come up with the best choices for my small budget.  I want to feed my family for the littlest amount while still eating well and enjoying dinners.  Couponing is important to maintain the budget but also doing the menu planning.

Monday:  homemade chicken parmigiana with a side of pasta with red sauce, crusty Italian bread and field greens dressed with balsamic dressing.  

Tuesday:  tortilla crusted tilapia, couscous and green beans.  (trying this for the first time.  We never eat fish but I want to expose the kids to new food.  Of course I made extra chicken last night just in case!)

Wednesday:  Crockpot chilli

Thursday:  leftovers

Friday:  Takeout pizza ( yes I put it on the menu I think it is nice to see a day off and to see something fun ~ it also helps not to buy extra food while grocery shopping)

So that is whats for dinner in the Rup household this week.  I'll let you know how the tilapia turns out. 

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