Friday, April 16, 2010

Food Fridays!

Food Friday! Happy days are here again! As you know Fridays are the days that we look in our fridges and in our fruit baskets and bread bins and onion/potato bins and check to see if we have food a'wastin that needs to be tossed out. This really happens on Thursday for me as my local trash pickup is on Friday. So my city trash bin is at the curb awaiting the city boys arrival. And drum roll please...... No waste this week. :D HURRAY! HURRAY! Too good to be true! :D YAY! My food waste has gone down tremendously since I started making a weekly menu. My grocery bill has gone way down as well! I seem to have more groceries than ever, yet by this time every week, it's getting low. Good thing though. Out of all the changes I've made recently, this one is the simplest, most effective, and already most relied upon habit. I love it, love it, love it!

I think I'm going to combine things on Friday. Food waste as well as my menu for next week. So that way if there is any particular recipes that you want, you can let me know and by Wednesday I can post the recipe on "Wednesday's Hearth". Sound good to you? Sounds good to me!

Anyways, here we go for our menu for the next week. We'll go from Saturday-Friday and I'll give you an idea of every day. Also, if you wanted to check out a good menu planner, to make it simple and sweet go to Econobusters It's an E-book that has printable menu templates and a grocery list as well as recipe cards. Plus she has some menus in the end. I've tried a few and they're pretty good. :)

Ok, on to the Menu!
Since we have such a surplus of cereal in this house, breakfast will be cereal! Yay go Cereal!

Lunches will be a mixture of leftovers, pb&j's, sandwiches, soups, salads, etc. Mostly just for things that are laying around. Chicken nuggets for Lil Mr. V. that sort of thing.


*Beef Stew

*BBQ Ribs

*Leftovers or


*Grilled Pork Chops and Brats
*Baked Beans
*Mashed Potatoes

*Baked Chicken
*Au Gratin Potatoes
*Green Beans

*Burger Tortilla Casserole (new recipe)
*Spanish Rice

So do you guys keep a weekly planned menu? Do you cook whatever you're in the mood for? What is new that you guys have recently made? Willing to swap recipes?


  1. Hi, I like your blog. Especially your subtitle about smelling the roses, even if you have to make them. :-)

    I try to cut down on food waste and food cost too, but I don’t do menu planning (yet). I might have to try it soon.

  2. Thank you, Grace, for coming to my blog. :D

    What's so good about that menu planning e-book is that it's free if you sign up for her free newsletter. She has some really good ideas on her blog. She does have a monthly thing that she wants you to buy, but I get on just fine without having to. :D