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Monday, November 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: Planning Backwards!

My usual mode of menu planning is to assess what we have on hand, figure out what meals I'd like to make, and then pick up any stray needed ingredients at the grocery store.

This week I worked my menu plan completely backwards!

We stopped by Kroger on Sunday for a few things we needed, and I decided to pick up a few odds and ends that I found on sale while we were there. Rather than having to make another trip to Kroger, I'm going to be using what we bought along with what we already have on-hand to plan this week's menu. Here's what I came up with.

Turkey Tenderloin
Leftover Mashed Potatoes (with skins mixed in)

Chicken 'n Noodles (using leftovers from the rotisserie chicken)

Five-Can Soup (recipe HERE)
Homemade Bread (made in our machine by Jason!)

Leftover Soup & Bread

Homemade Pizza

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


I'll most likely be heading to the grocery store again before Sunday, so we'll see what I come up with for that meal.

For more great menu planning ideas, stop by Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.