Monday, March 01, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We arrived safely to the Northern California coast last night and we have such a lovely vacation rental home near the ocean. (Yes, I know we are blessed.) We had a great day exploring the nearby beaches and parks. Last night, I made a meal plan (finally) for the week. I wrote down all the things I would need, and shopped at the local Safeway from that list.

Plus, I matched as many coupons I could and saved about $16 using coupons. Because we buy mainly organic foods, I am unable to use as many coupons as I once did. But we still did pretty good. (One great thing about Safeway is that they carry their own brand of Organic products.)
Here is our meal plan for the week:

Monday: Organic Whole Wheat Bowtie Pasta (reduced to $3 for 2 boxes) with Organic Marinara Sauce ($6 for 2 jars) and Organic frozen broccoli (the fresh organic broccoli was sad, to say the least).

Tuesday: Tater Tot Casserole - this is one variation - but I use Imagine Soy Cream of Portobello Mushroom soup, Ore-ida tater tots, and Organic sour cream, then at the end top it with some cheese. Sometimes I add veggie hotdogs but not this week. Serving this with organic fresh green zucchini, and organic romaine salad.

Wednesday: "Chicken" Enchiladas (using Morningstar Farms Chicken Strips, green enchilada sauce, Mission yellow corn tortillas, organic mild cheddar cheese, and organic sour cream), organic black beans, chips and emerald valley mild salsa.

Thursday: Boca Vegan Burger with homemade organic french fries (baked in the oven).

Friday: Tacos using Textured Vegetable protein and taco seasoning, organic cheddar, organic chopped romaine lettuce, organic hothouse tomatoes, organic yellow onions, and the leftover corn tortillas from enchilada day. Also, we love a taco salad with tacos on the side.

Saturday: "Chicken" Nuggets (One of Bella's pics) with homemade french fries, and organic peas and corn (frozen.)

Sunday: Frozen Stir Fry with brown rice and organic tofu (baked).

Whew! 7 complete meals and we also purchased bread, Yves bologna, organic fresh fruit, baked chips, Fiber One cereal, 1 gallon of soymilk, whole wheat pancake mix, and organic eggs, "dessert" cereal (for those last night cravings), and Slow Churned Ice Cream (for the sweet tooth).

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1 comment:

Star Seeker said...

Ummmmm, makes me hungry! Sounds like you're going to have a fun week with your menu plan and all those delicious organic foods! How do you make your homemade organic french fries?