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Menu Plan Monday

Bean Taquitos with Cucumber Salsa
– Everyday with Rachel Ray

Another successful week of menu planning is behind me and I am happy to announce that I am  slowly getting back in the groove of it.  I’ve even been faithful about filling out what I’m spending on my envelope.  (We’re using a few cash envelopes from the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover plan.)  My favorite part of menu planning is definitely the amount of savings that I am seeing in the grocery /  household budget.  We will still need to buy milk (several times) and 2 dozen eggs (Walgreen’s has them for $0.99 / dozen this week) but so far I have only spent $53 on groceries this week and will be able to make the following menu items plus have some snacks on hand for the kiddos and a few extra cans of veggies that were at a rock bottom price today.  Not bad for our family of 5.

Our Menu This Week:

Black Bean & Avocado Salsa in Corn Tortilla shells (this was a carryover from last week because one night we chose to eat leftovers)

Cheese, Mushroom ‘n Bacon Pie, Blueberry Muffins (plus a few scrambled eggs on the side for the child who would starve before she would eat a mushroom)

Bean Taquitos, Cucumber Salsa

Pasta Primavera, Bread Sticks, Tossed Salad

Taco Soup, Corn Bread

 In case you are counting days, we plan to eat leftovers at least once and are eating out one night as part of the teenager’s high school orientation.  (I’m hoping it’s not cafeteria food, but free supper is free supper, right?)

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