Saturday, February 23, 2013

Meal Plan week of 2/23-3/02

This week I managed to plan, budget and coupon so well I HAD to share it. I was able to buy groceries for 3 meals a day feeding my family of 5 for only $56!! Now I'm sure your wondering what the heck are you eatting for that price; air-pies? LOL. Nope hearty and healthy meals... Organic veggies, Hormone free meats, things everyone in my household love. Check out our dinner meal plan below.

Weekly Meal Plan

Saturday: Burritos – using top round steaks which is a cheaper cut of meat.

Sunday: Veggie Lasagna- I make my sauce from scratch  in bulk and load the lasagna with the vegtables that are on sale that week at my local market.

Monday: Coconut Rice and Mango Shrimp- I had a half bag of fresh frozen shrimp from a meal I made last week, not enough for a full meal, so to stretch this I will add in snap peas, broccoli and bell peppers (veggies left over from the Veggie Lasagna)

Tuesday: Chilli Dogs and Homemade Fries- not only is this meal affordable but of course it's one of my boys favs.

Wednesday: Quesadilla- with chicken and kale

Thursday: Pasta- (again) home sauce, I might do a chicken parm, I haven't fully decided yet.

Friday: Homemade Pizza- by making my own dough I save. this is a fun family night idea, the boys get to add what they want, I might even have a calzone instead of pizza, and it's cheaper then 2 Large pizza even with a coupon.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pinwheel Lunch

I'm always struggling to come up with new ideas for lunch. Something both the boys and I will enjoy, that is outside the normal pb&j sandwiches that my 3 year old demands requests daily.

I stumbled across a pinterest post for pinwheel sandwiches- which I love from different parties and showers I've attended. I thought I'd give it a try, however the recipe called for pepperoni and oregano neither I had, so I chose to make my own variation which anyone can do too ! I found some with ham and cheese, bacon and cheddar, or pizza inspired.

I am glad to report the boys and my picky eater husband all enjoyed the pinwheels and scarfed them down. Check out my recipe below and let me know if you try another combination.

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
1/4 cup prosciutto, finely chopped
1/4 cup salami, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon prepared pesto sauce
1/4 teaspoon mayo
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 
First hoven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix cheese, prosciutto, salami, pesto, mayo and parsley. 

Next if using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; firmly press perforations to seal.

Then spread with mixture. Roll up the dough, pinch edges to seal. Cut each roll into 6-8 slices (should resemble a pinwheel). Place, cut side down, 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.