Sunday, January 4, 2009

Menu Sunday

In keeping with the spirit of new year resolutions, my husband and I have made a commitment to eat out less in 2009. To kick it off, we will not be eating out at all in January*

To keep ourselves honest, I've decided to make a menu we can stick to each week. This also made grocery shopping much easier since we knew exactly what we needed. Usually I decide on our meals while we're shopping. We spent a total of $110 grocery shopping and that should cover all meals below, plus lunch and breakfast every day. I'll report back next Sunday on what type of leftovers we had.

Sunday - Panko Crusted Chicken Parm, with Chicken flavor Rice a Roni and Corn (inspired by the blog Erica's Kitchen Adventures)
Monday - Black Bean and Corn Soup (crockpot recipe)
Tuesday - Leftovers for Melissa (Jim will be in the city for his CFA class)
Wednesday - Leftovers for Jim (My boss is taking the group out as an end of year thank you)
Thursday - Cavatappi Al Sugo
Friday - Asian Style Turkey Burgers
Saturday - Baked Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Vegetables

*We received some gift certificates for Christmas, so we might use those, and my husband will be eating his lunch out Tuesdays to keep up with his networking at work.


  1. Oh Mellisa,
    Aren't you really organize girl! Sounds like a great menu. I bet your husband is really happy!

  2. Looks like a great week of meals planned!