Menu Plan – March 3rd thru March 9th


I returned from my vacation with a carload of food! Since we were the only family driving home (not flying) we were given all the leftover food from the weekend. So I am creating my menu around all of the free food we were given in order to use it up and keep my grocery bill low this week. Since I met my February grocery goal, I decided to make a March grocery goal too. My goal for March is $575 dollars. I will keep a running total in my sidebar for anyone who is interested.

Anyway, here is my menu plan for this week. Free food is in italics.

Breakfasts- cereal, pancakes, eggs, french toast, oatmeal

Lunch- leftover free food, sandwiches, muffins, smoothies


Monday- pork loin, mashed potatoes, broccoli, apple crisp

Tuesday-cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole, salad

Wednesday- spaghetti, french bread

Thursday- Leftovers

Friday- Pizza

Saturday- Chicken Cordon Bleu, veggies, rice, bread

Thank goodness last month we ate out of our pantry and fridge or we wouldn’t have had room for any of this food!

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  1. Lucky you! 🙂

  2. Wow!! I love getting to be the one who brings home all the leftovers! And boy did you bring a home a lot!! Glad you could still fit the kids in the car too!! Sounds like you’ve done a great job planning meals around all of these extra blessings!

  3. Oooh—I am coming over to your house for Chicken Cordon Bleu night!!!

  4. That’s amazing, the stuff you brought back!!


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