Monday, June 1, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Pantry Week

Last week, we enjoyed some lovely meals. I tried a few new recipes including Yogurt and Dill bread, Pastitsio with homemade tomato sauce, Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole, Skillet Breakfast and Bannoffee Pie, which I didn't post the recipe for because I wasn't overly impressed with the results. It tasted good but it wasn't the same as the Bannoffee pie from the UK. But rest assured, I WILL try again.

The yogurt and dill bread is a new favorite. I actually made another batch of it this weekend to use up the rest of the yogurt and fresh dill. I shaped this batch into breadsticks and popped them in the freezer for an easy go to when we're jonesin' for some breadstuffs.

At our BBQ, we enjoyed Sausages (Thanks, Logi) and homemade burgers on homemade hamburger/sausage buns, potato salad, rice pasta salad, spinach and strawberry salad (Thanks C-Biscuit), corn on the cob, doritos (Thanks, Logi) along with Bannoffee Pie and a delicious Trifle (Thanks, B)!

It was a week filled with a lot of good food and good friends! And, now, the next week begins. This week is pantry week in our household. I have lots of food in the cupboards and freezers that needs to be used up. Also, June is always a tough month for us $$ wise because my teaching assistantship contract finishes in May and so, although I don't bring a lot of dough, June means re-adjusting to one income after 8 months with a little bit of cushion.

Here's the plan...

Monday
BBQ leftovers

Tuesday
Calzones**
Carrot Sticks

Wednesday
Ashley's Kung Pao Chicken

Thursday
BBQ Turkey flatbread**

Friday
To the lake!!

**recipes to come

Breakfasts
cold cereal
banana chocolate chip nut bread
yogurt
toast
fruit smoothies (pineapple, banana and strawberries to use this week)

Lunches
Calzones
Dinner leftovers
Homemade Turkey soup

Snacks
Granola Bars
Popcorn
Ice cream
Fruit

Bread
Pita Pockets
Yogurt and Dill Bread
Cheddar Beer Hamburger Buns
Breadmaker Sausage Buns

Head over to I'm An Organizing Junkie for more meal ideas!

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yum! I'll be there on Wednesday...

Emily said...

It all looks delish! I need to do the same thing and fix the foods we already have instead of wasting more money each week.

Kayla said...

How do you make your smoothies again? I bought the frozen fruits the other day, but couldn't remember what else I needed to put in them!

Logi said...

I wondered what today's blog was going to be about. I think you're going to be eating bbq leftovers for more than just tonight! Thanks again for being a wonderful hostess!

Snow White said...

yum -- the BBQ turkey flatbread sounds great -- can't wait for the recipe!

Taryn said...

You don't like Tuna Fish?!?! I don't know about you . . . Tuna Fish is in my 10 ten loves! Come on!

= ) It's ok. I'll still be your friend.

dad said...

Friday at the lake
What are u bringing to eat?
DAD

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

The yogurt and dill bread sounds yummy!!