Psalm 45:10-11, 13-15

Listen to me, O royal daughter; take heart to what I say. Forget your people and your homeland far away. For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. [...] The bride, a princess, waits within her chambers, dressed in a gown woven with gold. In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids. What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

-Sausage with Creamy w/ Four Cheese Rice and Veggies

Tuesday - Ten Bean Soup (This will be my first time making soup from dried beans...any tips!)

- Spicy Chili Mac w/ cornbread

Thursday - Swiss Chard w/ Garbanzo Beans & bread

Friday - Bow tie pasta w/ Broccoli Pesto Sauce

My husband and I realized that we buy more food than we need for the week. Not too much more, I'm talking like a bunch of spinach we don't use or Rice-a-Roni that stays in our pantry for too long (when they're $ .50 or less it's hard to resist). Our weekly budget for food is $40, but we usually check out at $45. We get most of our produce at Henry's Farmers Market, but this week there wasn't much for sales so we went over. But I do have eggplant and Tomato Basil Rotini to still make leftover from last week. I'm thinking of making them for lunches this week.


Marcia said...

I regularly cook with dried beans and lentils. My only tip is allow LOTS of time to cook properly.

Here is a soup recipe for you, btw.

Nikki said...

$40 a week??? That's it?! What is your secret? Good luck with that soup, I haven't cooked with dried beans in years so I'm no help! Congrats on the baby on the way! :o)

Sandra said...

It sounds wonderful!

Have a great Monday :)

My Menu Plan is up too!

kelly said...

sounds great and i'm impressed with your food budget too! said...

I work on events for Henry's and have some extra coupons that need to be used ($5 off purchases of $20 or more)before they expire at the end of February. Email me if you're interested and I'll be happy to send them to good homes.