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Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - April 11, 2011

It seams like the part of dinner I struggle with the most is coming up with tasty, economical sides. The same couple seem to get trotted out over and over. I'm in need of creativity here.

What are your go-to side dishes?

Here's a great way to dress up some canned green beans. Even my non-green bean eaters will go for this on. I'm sure that it would taste even better with fresh beans. Have to try that this summer!

Sesame Green Beans
3/4 pound fresh green beans,steamed or 2-16 oz. cans, drained
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted 

Warm green beans in a skillet. Add the butter, soy sauce and sesame seeds; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.

Monday - Chipped Beef Gravy, Toast, Scrambeled Eggs

Tuesday (4-H Horse & Pony) - Mexican Dinner, Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday (AWANA) - Cold Cut Sandwiches, Chips

Thursday (Karate)- Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Edamame

Friday (Church Function) - Dinner at Church

Saturday  (Horse Judging Contest, Math Pentathlon Tournament, 4-H BBQ) - Food from the 4-H BBQ!

Our menus for past years can be found at our website. Breakfast menu is here; lunch menu is here.

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  1. Hi There,

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  2. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to side dishes. Steamed or roasted veggies is about it. My favorite is roasted. Very easy and yummy!