Meals ~ Week of March 2-8

By March 2, 2009Cooking, Menu Planning

This week, I have a challenge ahead of me, can I feed my family for $50.  I usually have $100 per week budgeted for groceries, but this week, we had an unexpected expense with basketball, so money is tight.  I am a big Aldi’s shopper, and usually buy everything there except for what is on sale at Kroger.  Here is our meal plan for this week:

Monday ~ Tuna Casserole

Tuesday ~ Crockpot Chicken

Wednesday ~ Breakfast

Thursday ~ Chicken N’ Noodles

Friday ~ Stromboli

Saturday ~ Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo

Sunday ~ Leftover Buffet

It has helped quite a bit that I had meat in the freezer that I had bought on sale a couple weeks ago. I also have 2 tubes of pizza crust that I bought with a coupon while they were on sale, making them $1.08 per tube. We had pizza last week, so I thought I would try something new with the crust for this week.

Here are the recipes:

Tuna Casserole

Shell Macaroni (or elbow)

1 can Cream of Celery Soup

1/3 c. Milk

1/4 c. Mayo

1/2 t. Mustard

1 c. Shredded Cheese

1 can Tuna

Boil macaroni and drain. Mix soup, milk, mayo and mustard.  Stir in cheese and tuna. Fold in macaroni.

Combine 1/4 c. bread crumbs and 1 T. butter and sprinkle over casserole.

Bake 45-50 minutes at 350

Crockpot Chicken

Chicken N’ Noodles

1-2 bags of noodles (depending on family size)

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup

1 can Milk

Boil noodles. Cut up leftover chicken, mix in soup and milk, add noodles.


Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo

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I will also be baking some Peach Cobbler, with peaches from the freezer, oatmeal cookies and chocolate cupcakes this week.  Recipes to follow…




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