I managed to stay out of a grocery store (even the Target store) for 6 whole days in a row! I honestly think that’s the first ever for me, at least since being married and being that we haven’t been on vacation…hah, DEFINITELY haven’t been on vacation!!
I attribute most of my abstaining from those miscellaneous expenditures to my efforts at meal planning. It definitely does not work that well each week but I am happy to report SUCCESS this past week! The only reason I will need to hit the grocery store twice this week is to pick up the fresh veggies for meals on Thursday and Saturday. Otherwise, I hope to be successful 2 weeks in a row.
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** something screwy happened with Menu #4…my bad!
Here we are, the final week of January…actually we’re nearing the final day of January! I am quite thankful February is nearly here, for many reasons. Most of all I’m thankful for an “open” calendar month, one that I can control a little easier and put less stress on my young’uns. Mommy and Daddy being gone so much in January did not bode well for D. But tomorrow is a new day and the times away from home will be a lot less for awhile.
I’m also starting to experiment with healthier breakfast options for myself and the kiddos – if any of them area actually successful then I’ll start to include those in my weekly menus as well.
Chicken Pot Pie with fruit salad and/or cornbread
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While I’ve managed to get cracking on my meal planning for the new year, it is still the “same ‘ol same ‘ol” in regards to the actual meals being prepared. I just don’t have it in me to be “uber inspiring” when I’m not feeling well.
HOWEVER, I’m still a firm believer in meal planning, even when the circumstances aren’t as ideal as I’d like them to be.
Remember, you can find all kinds of other gal’s weekly menu’s in the comments section over at This Week For Dinner. Happy cooking! View full article »
Trying to stay on task with being Purposeful, so here is the first menu of 2011!
Sweet Pork Sandwiches with fruit salad and salty chips (yes, this was on last week’s menu, but we got invited to dinner instead – nice!)
Hubbs plays hockey, so it’s a “repeat” night
Wednesday (breakfast for dinner)
Pancakes and sausage links
Baked Teriyaki Chicken with steamed veggies and boiled red potatoes (this is a family favorite!)
Another “repeat” night
Burgers on the grill with fries and tater tots
Rolled Up Enchiladas (crockpot meal) with corn and rice
For more weekly menu ideas, head on over to This Week for Dinner.