Menu Planning Monday: Week of 8/6/12 & Cost of Recipes

Bean & Cheese Burritos

Last week I spent time planning meals for the whole month. I decided to look over the past year of menu planning and picked out favorite meals of ours. Now, over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to calculate the costs for these meals I’ve chosen.

Wish me luck! It takes a lot of work, but I’m coming along.

Last Thursday I showed you how I make the Tomato Basil Pasta Salad. I figured the cost for that meal = $2.19 (because we used tomatoes and basil from the garden). For us, the meal only serves my husband and I, then leftovers for one person.

Then, I also calculated the cost of my Baked Potato Soup. Here’s the breakdown:


Menu Plan


Lunch: Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos

Dinner: Crockpot Orange Chicken

Bean & Cheese Burritos

Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos


Lunch: Vegetable Quesadillas

Dinner on Tuesday: Pasta Salad

Dinner on Wednesday: leftovers



Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Braised Chicken Gumbo



Lunch: Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos

Dinner: leftover Gumbo



Lunch: Minestrone Soup

Dinner: Chili Con Carne (recipe coming soon)



Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: Jagersnitzel


Don’t forget to check out my recipes tab for more meal ideas!

What are you cooking this week? We’d love to hear about it!

For more recipe ideas,visit my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!



  • Leslie @ ASG in the SLC

    The hubs is TDY this week, so me and the kids will take advantage by making all those dinners he won’t eat – like Thai chicken or tortellini! :o)
    What projects will you be breaking out the sewing machine for this week?
    Leslie @ ASG in the SLC recently posted…Flat Felled Seam with Trim {Tutorial}

    • Betsy Pool

      Sigh….sewing keeps being put on the back burner. Summer has been so much busier than I imagined, so I haven’t gotten to any sewing projects yet. I was thinking about sewing the Kindle cover, but I decided to make it a different way. So I have yet to see what my first project will be.


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