Family Food Fridays- The July Meal Plan

I’m taking a bit of a break from Seven Quick Takes this week and thought that I’d hop on to the Family Food fun that TFB is running over at her place. Back in May, I decided that I would challenge myself to plan meals for the entire month and then plan shopping trips accordingly… all in an effort to save some cash. Before doing this, we were easily spending $600/ month to feed our family of four. Mostly because I didn’t have a plan and would wander around the market shopping willy-nilly. Since beginning the intense planning, I’ve cut that food expenditure to about $350/ month. (Part of the reason is that I am actually using the items in my pantry and freezer. Not just storing them.) Not  bad, and I am hoping to make it better!

While it would be nice to have this all in calendar format to import, it’s 9:40p on Thursday night as I am writing this and I’d like to go to bed as my little darlings will be up very early. So I hope you don’t mind a more linear look:

July Meal Plan

Week 1

Friday July 1: Vegetable Barley Soup with Garlic Bread

Saturday July 2: Grilled Salmon with Zuchinni and Salad

Sunday July 3: Subdivision party! No cooking for us!!

Monday July 4: Spending day at Festival! Picnic!

Tuesday July 5: Chicken Enchiladas with Refried Beans

Wednesday July 6: Spaghetti with Salad

Thursday July 7: Smoky three Bean Bake

Friday July 8: “Frey”-day Night Hotdish (family recipe) with Corn

Saturday July 9: Tuna Casserole with Brussels Sprouts

Week 2

Sunday July 10: Smoked Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Potatoes

Monday July 11: The Bear’s 4th Birthday!! Her dinner choice: Pancakes with Sausage

Tuesday July 12: leftovers

Wednesday July 13: Salmon Patties with Salad

Thursday July 14: Garden Salad with Grilled Chicken Strips

Friday July 15: Tacos with Beans and Guac

Saturday July 16: The Bear’s Birthday Party!! Picnic leftovers from party or takeout Pizza

Week 3

Sunday July 17: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Corn

Monday July 18: Leftovers

Tuesday July 19: Beef Ragu over Pasta

Wednesday July 20: Soup and Sandwiches

Thursday July 21: Knackwurst with Spaetzle

Friday July 22: Chicken and Zucchini Curry over Rice

Saturday July 23: Moroccan Chicken

Week 4

Sunday July 24: Meatball Stroganoff over Noodles

Monday July 25: Bean, Corn and Onion Quesadillas

Tuesday July 26: Tuna alla Puttansesca with Garlic Breadsticks

Wednesday July 27: leftovers

Thursday July 28: Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Friday July 29: Pigs in a Blanket (Hot Dogs rolled into a Croissant and baked) with Sweet Potato Fries

Saturday July 30: Homemade Pizza

Sunday July 31: Homemade Mac and Cheese with Collard Greens

So there you have it. Our plan for the month. I really try not to deviate from it much but will alter if something comes up, husband travel, etc. If you are interested in any of the recipes, send me an email at caffeinatedcatholicmama (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll be glad to share it, or just comment below! And don’t forget to pop over to The Feminist Breeder for more Family Food Friday Fun or to link up your own! And I’ll work on getting that in calendar format for August!!

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Congratulations to STEPHANIE!! She won the copy of “The Invisible World” by Anthony DeStefano!! I’ll be getting that in the mail to you soon!!

Pax Christi!

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