Saturday as I prepared our meal I thought out my choices very carefully, not for dietary reasons alone, but for economy and overall appeal. It was cool and breezy outdoors and cool indoors. I wanted a hearty warming meal that was inexpensive but delicious. It meant planning both that meal and the leftover meal that would result from making the planned meal. The meal itself was moved from last week when we had no need of this menu.
I've been thinking hard this week. I spent more than I meant to spend on groceries and I did not fill any gaps in my pantry at all. I'm not in the least happy about that. As well, John and I were talking over various things we want to do and we must plan for spending even small amounts these days. I've decided that instead of planning to buy more groceries this next pay period, other than fresh dairy and produce, I'll plan to spend what I have (without spending ahead) on pantry supplies and fill in some of those gaps. I won't by any meals fill them all, but I should make good headway if I spend carefully and thoughtfully. So it shall be a sort of amended Pantry/Freezer Challenge, in that we'll eat from the freezer and work on filling up the pantry.
Menus this week will start with our Shabat meal and work forward from there.
Pot Roast with Carrots and Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Peas, Apple Crisp
Oven Fried Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato Halves, Brussell Sprouts, Corn Muffins
Ground Sirloin Steaks, Mashed Potato Cakes, Steamed Broccoli, Green Salad
Vegetable Beef Soup, Cornbread, Pear Salad
Breakfasts: Sausage Balls, Apple Muffins
Spam (turkey) and Cheese Omelet Cups,
Whole Wheat Waffles, Turkey Bacon, Scrambled Egg
Suppers: Egg Salad Sandwiches, Carrot and Celery Sticks
Tortilla Roll ups, Pepper Strips
Chicken, Pear and Letuce Sandwiches, Chips
(This is just a simple hamburger recipe, browned burger with ketchup. I'll add in the extra vegetables to increase the fiber)
Jobs This Week
From last week: Plant the daffodils and
Weed the rose bed
Declutter craft/sewing stuff.
Clean and freshen flea market booth.
Fun This Week