I was a bit shocked at my grocery spending this past week. I spent a bit more than I'd normal. Then I took time at last to tot up my totals for the month and I was over budget for the month! Not the direction I want to go in at all.
When we shopped Thursday I tried to keep in mind what we needed for two or even three weeks. Fresh produce, obviously and extra milk and bread. I also did a bit of pantry buying. This week I concentrated on beans: green, black, red kidney, cannelini, 3 bean salad. I did not buy all I wanted but enough to at least plump that part of the pantry a bit.
Friday I sat down before the fridge and cleared it out, one shelf at a time and discovered I'd enough leftovers to manage two full meals for Friday and Saturday and then a few leftover items for the first part of this new week, too. Since I 'saved' two meals from the past menu by using up the leftovers, I'll share the leftovers menus this week.
Breakfasts: Egg and Toast (x2 John's work days)
Apple Pancakes and Sausage
Mini Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
Banana Bran Muffins with Peanut Butter
Bagels with Cream Cheese
Dinners: Corned Beef, Baked Cabbage, Potato Pancakes
Oven Fried Chicken, Potatoes with Green Beans, Pear Salad
on my own
Kid's Favorite Casserole, Muffins, Fresh fruit Cups
out with Mama
Tamale Pie, Salad with Pico di gallo
Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables, Brown Rice, Pears (fresh)
Jobs This Week
I've been hard at work on both my porches and have reined myself in to keep from tackling the patio as well! With my usual work, writing and such to do as well, I need to focus.
It rained every day last week. I'm not complaining but it's why I've put this on my list a third week in a row:
Take a few new items to the booth and consider removing a few as well.
Load Coke points on MCR site.