Time to share our plan and our menu for this week 10/21 – 10/27/13. We actually haven’t shared our personal plan since June, so we thought it would be a good time to share again and encourage you to plan for the week and get your free downloads too!
I am going to share two downloads that I complete each week: our THRIFTY Plan and our No Food Waste Menu.
You can also check out these links to help you!
Here’s my plan this week:
T – stands for Thrifty – what are my thrifty goals for the week?
- Refill handsoap pumps
- Make dog treats
H – stands for Home – what are some things I/we need to do around and for our home?
- Amazon S&S Order
- Wash Bedding
R – stands for Relationships – a place where I write down who I need to call, send a note to or remember a birthday/event.
- Work on project for mom and dad
- Pictures developed for friend
- Send baby gift to brother
I – stands for Involvement – this is the part of my planner that allows me and my family to be involved in our community and church in small ways each week.
- Collect items for fundraising auction
- Meet w/Elena
F – stands for Finances – What financial tasks do we need to complete this week: (also as we continue to find our 2% cuts each month!)
- Send in rebates
- Refund on Math game
- Cash out Thred-Up from clothing sent in
T – stands for To-Do’s– misc. things I need to do this week!
- Target shopping
- Go through clothing
- ABC Mouse
Y – stands for You – what are some things that I can do for myself to de-stress and relax for all of the hard work!
- Pay for scrapbooking retreat
- Pack for scrapbooking retreat
Plus I have my developing shopping list and other tasks list on the right for those extras.
If you would like to print your own THRIFTY weekly planner, you can do so below. Alex designed it to where it requires very little ink and in fact you can print it in fast draft/grayscale to use even less ink. But either one uses miniscule amount of ink! I would recommend printing or copy several as I often write plans a couple of weeks ahead too!
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Here’s our planned dinner menu for the week!
This is the “No Waste Food Menu Planner” and you can get all of the information on it in our previous post HERE.
Before I make the menu, I first fill-in the right hand side of the page in the box that says “food to use this week.” This allows me to incorporate all of the foods that will be expiring soon into my menu this week!
I also shared a really cool tool on Google to help you find recipes to use all of those odds and ends.
Here’s the foods I need to use – remember, my menu is not limited to these items, I just need to include them somewhere so I don’t have to throw them out later !
Fridge foods: Ranch and Blue Cheese dressings, yogurt, smart bacon (veggie bacon),Swiss Cheese, Sweet and Sour Sauce, Veggie Blend, red cabbage, avocados, pomegranates, cottage cheese, carrot shreds, shredded salmon
Pantry foods: Cous Cous, chicken rice, bread, corn tortillas, pumpkin butter, grain medley, brown mix
Freezer foods: Green beans, ham lunchmeat (nitrate free), bone-in roast, garlic bread, mushrooms, apricots
So with these foods and other foods in my house right now, here’s the menu we have this week!
Snacks for the week: yogurt, cottage cheese, crackers with shredded salmon, pomegranates, muffins and pumpkin butter (we eat these things first before getting into our other snacks as these are what “needs” to be eaten)
Breakfast – Grits Casserole, Lunch – Chicken and rice, Dinner – BLT’s, cottage cheese, fruit, green salad
Breakfast – Apricot muffins (from homemade mix), Lunch – Chicken Medley, Dinner – Chicken Cordon Bleu with, steamed veggies, cous cous cakes and Apricot Cobbler
Breakfast – Fruit smoothies, Lunch- Baked Potatoes, Dinner – Chicken Marsala, salad, modified green bean casserole (I will make it with SOS mix, a can of mushrooms, and crushed crackers mixed with melted butter since I don’t have french’s fried onions)
Breakfast – Ham Cups, Homemade Burritos, Spaghetti with garlic bread and cabbage/carrot salad
Breakfast – Cereal, Lunch – leftovers, Dinner – Tacos with chips and salsa
Breakfast – Veggie Bacon and Eggs, Lunch – out with daddy, Dinner – Sweet and Sour Chicken with brown rice and steamed veggies
Breakfast – Pumpkin muffins (from homemade mix), Lunch – leftovers, Dinner – Roast and veggies with 60 min wheat rolls, salad and brownies
In my notes section, I usually make notes on when to get the meats out of the freezer to prepare for the next day, etc.!
And… no matter whether you make a menu or not, don’t forget about “dinner by 10.”
We use the “No-Food Waste” Menu Planner that you can get for free as an email subscriber to our site!
Just click on the header above and you can get yours for free too!
Please share in the comments below what your menu and plan is for the week!
What are the chances of you sharing your grits casserole recipe? That sounds delicious! Thanks for all you do on this site, it’s a great resource!
It is delicious and so simple! It is a super breakfast for our family so I would be happy to share it! Next time I make it (soon!) I will take pictures and post 🙂