(my half of this week's Bountiful Basket)
(this week's trip to the grocery store)
This week I spent $8.25 on my weekly contribution to Bountiful Basket, and $9.01 at the grocery store; for a grand total of $17.26. So far I have spent $341.89 on groceries this month. After last week's monstrous restocking trip I didn't need a whole lot of extra things. The hash browns were going to be included into this week's menu, until I realized that the family schedule this week is too hectic to incorporate the recipe I was going to make. I guess, I will save the hash browns for next week. Bananas are a staple at our house, so I always grab a bunch when I am the grocery store. This week I am going to start baking our bread again, so the mashed potato flakes will be used in my weekly bread (roll) baking.
It is a crazy week at my house with every body going different directions every night, so dinner's will be simple this week. For some reason I thought when my children got older that life would be easier.......... apparently I have been deceiving myself! :D Anyway, this week's menu will consist of :
Roast with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes (the leftover's will be used in bread this week)
Dinner Date with my Valentine
The kid's will be having Macaroni with Tomato Sauce (they love the stuff)
Home Canned Pears
BBQ Beef Sandwiches (with the leftover roast)
Stawberry Banana Salad
Chicken Noodle Casserole (from the freezer)
Pumpkin or Blueberry Muffins (haven't decided yet)
Leftover Night or Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Beans, Bacon, and Potatoes (bumped from last week)
Have I mentioned that for somebody who used to dread planning a menu, I am actually starting to enjoy it. Our food waste has also decreased significantly since I have started consistently planning a menu each week. I guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!