Friday, May 2, 2008

Revival Menu: $105

Since we pastor, we get to entertain evangelists when we have revivals. For the first two revivals that we were here, many of the church ladies brought in side dishes and desserts. But we found out that we were overrun with leftovers ... and it was becoming a bit of a burden on our aging congregation.

So I decided to do all the cooking instead. This suits me better, actually, and it relieves the church ladies of that much more pressure during revival week. I can coordinate my meals better, I know exactly how long to leave a dish in for, and I can do portion-control better (without ending up with a refrigerator full of leftovers mid-week).

I bought the groceries yesterday and took a quick picture before I put it all away. I did most of the shopping at Save A Lot, but I got the fresh meat at Wal-Mart. Unfortunately there were no awesome meat sales to take advantage of, but I thought I did quite well for $105. (The church picks up the tab for the food, thank goodness! They seem quite pleased with the amount.)



Here's our menu for next week (he'll arrive for supper on Monday):

Monday

Supper
Roast Beef & Gravy (recipe here)
mashed potatoes
frozen vegetable
Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Pie

Tuesday

Brunch
Breakfast Casserole (recipe here)
fruit

Supper
ham
Green Bean Casserole
mashed potatoes
gravy
(leftover dessert from Monday)

After-Church "Snack"
Wimpy sandwich (a layered sandwich with egg salad, tuna salad and chicken salad on Hawaiian Sweet Bread)
chips & pretzels
dip
broccoli, cauliflower, carrots for dipping

Wednesday

Brunch
Ham & Egg Skillet
fruit

Supper
turkey smoked tenderloin
stuffing
Candied Sweet Potatoes
corn
gravy
Impossible Pumpkin Pie

After-Church "Snack"
pizza (homemade)
chips
soda

Thursday

Brunch
biscuits & gravy
fruit

Supper
Glazed Meatloaf (recipe here)
Twice-Baked Potatoes
frozen vegetable
(leftover dessert from Wednesday)

After-Church "Snack"
Veggie Appetizer Squares (the cold vegetable "pizza" appetizers)
chips, pretzels, dipping veggies

Friday

Brunch
bacon/egg/cheese bagels
fruit

Supper
Baked Soy Lemon Chops (recipe here)
parsley potatoes
frozen vegetable
Grandma's apple pie a la mode

After-Church "Snack"
nachos with Pizza Dip
chips, pretzels, dipping veggies

Saturday

Brunch
pancakes
sausage links
eggs
fruit

Supper
Chicken Parmigiana (recipe here)
baked potatoes
frozen vegetable
(leftover dessert from Friday)

After-Church "Snack"
homemade soft pretzels w/cheese dip

Sunday

Breakfast
cold cereal
fruit

Lunch
Easy Lasagna
garlic bread
frozen vegetable
Cherry Swirl Cheesecake (recipe here)

Supper
leftovers

2 comments:

Momala said...

Wow! That's a lot of food for just $105! It's great that you have everything planned, including snacks. This is a great encouragement to me to get my menu planning in order.

CandiceM said...

Thanks!! I will use this for our next gospel meeting!!

 
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