Monday, September 22, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here are my meals for this week. When I meal plan I don't assign meals to certain days, I tried but it didn't work for me! Instead, I just make a list of meals and then each day I pick what we want to eat and lay out the meat that morning! I know it may sound very unorganized to some but it has worked for over 2 years for me!

Here is my menu:

*Fried Steak with Cornbread and Green Beans
*Chili and Cornbread
*Spaghetti with Bread
*Roast and Potatoes
*Homemade Scalloped Potatoes
*Hamburger Gravy

Here is the recipe for Hamburger Gravy:

1 pound hamburger
1/2 quart milk
1 small onion, chopped
1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
salt & pepper to taste

Cook hamburger. Remove from heat and sprinkle with flour over cooked hamburger. Stir evenly until coated. Place skillet over medium heat, add 1/2 of milk and stir until gravy begins to thicken. Add remaining milk until gravy comes to a boil. Season with salt, pepper, and onion salt. Serve over mashed potatoes.

*This is a family favorite that my mom made when I was growing up and now I make it and love it!!

*Visit my website Life Frugal and Simple to watch Episode 1 of my New Podcast Two Quck and Frugal Meals where I cook two simple meals for under $4!


Dani Brook said...

I do the same exact thing! It works out great for us, too!

Mimi said...

Hamburger gravy is something I grew up on too. If we aren't up to making potatoes for some reason we serve over it bread.

SoCalCheapSkate said...

Do you cook the small onion with the hamburger?

Rachel said...

Yes, I do cook the onion with the hamburger.