(this week's Bountiful Basket)
The new fridge is going to be delivered this Friday, so that gives me another week to use up more freezer items. I also discovered that about 30 pounds of potatoes that I have downstairs in my storage room (it's nice and cold down there) are starting to grow sprouts. I need to hurry up and use them before they are to mushy to eat. I will be incorporating a lot of potato dishes into this week's menu. Thank goodness the troops like potatoes; hopefully there won't be too many complaints!
This week's Bountiful Baskets was full of great produce. It is still lacking the usual lettuce (most of the lettuce crops in Mexico froze last month), but it is almost time to plant my lettuce seeds here in Idaho. If you don't have Bountiful Baskets available in your area, I would encourage you to check out other local produce co ops or your local farmer's markets. I am thinking that local resources will probably be the cheapest options for buying produce this spring and summer. This week's menu will consist of:
Peach Mango Cobbler
Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower
( the troops are cauliflower haters,so I boil the cauliflower with the potatoes and mash them all together.
No one has ever figured it out!)
Tomatoes and Lettuce
Chicken and Noodles
Baked Potatoes (baking extra potatoes for Friday's dinner)
Hash browns (made from yesterday's baked potatoes)
Creamy Sausage Gravy
(using the other half pound of sausage from yesterday's sausage gravy, instead of hamburger)
Garlic Bread (using any leftover rolls)
Since, grocery prices seems to increase every time I go to the grocery store and my grocery budget has not increased, I am really trying to eliminate food waste. I am also trying to stretch meat into two meals. Hopefully, this week's menu incorporates that!
How have you been stretching your grocery budget?