My goal for last month was to eat from our pantry and freezer as much as possible, supplementing with a few trips to the grocery store for fresh produce and dairy products. If my stuffed freezer is any indication, I didn’t do so hot.
So this month I am going to cut my grocery budget in half ($200) to force myself to get creative with what I already have on hand. I am determined to find those strawberries at the bottom of my chest freezer by the end of February.
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Taco Soup, grilled cheese sandwiches
Tuesday — Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna, No-Knead Bread, Raw Tuscan Kale Salad
Wednesday — Leftovers
Thursday — Waffles with berry sauce, scrambled eggs, grapefruit
Friday — Fresh Spring Rolls, oranges
Saturday — Hamburgers with Homemade Buns, milkshakes
Sunday — Black Beans & Rice, tortillas, fresh fruit
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can I come over for diner Emily?!?! I love that not only do you have taco soup,your also having grilled cheese with it! awesome
I’m clearing out my pantry this month- so our menu is loaded with beans- split pea soup,chili, canned fish patties, tuna fish sandwiches, mexican rice, fried rice, etc. – I love your goal- (cutting the food budget in half)
I’m most excited about the Indian Fry Bread from Pioneer Woman that I’m planning to make this week!
Pulled pork enchiladas
Homemade pizza with pepperoni, salami, olives, spinach, and other random veggies 🙂
Crockpot Cinnamon Italian Chicken with rice or noodles http://getcrocked.com/2013/01/31/crock-pot-cinnamon-italian-chicken/
Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore with rice http://getcrocked.com/2013/01/29/crock-pot-chicken-cacciatore-2/
Crockpot Oyster Sesame Beef with Orzo http://getcrocked.com/2013/01/29/crock-pot-oyster-sesame-beef/
Thai Basil Eggplant with rice or noodles http://ultrarunnergirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/thai-basil-eggplant-pud-makua-yow.html
I don’t assign specific days, but this is what I have planned for the week. 🙂