Menu Plan: Putting Off Shopping

 

 

I realized at the end of last week that the first of the month fell on a Saturday. Now, if given the choice, I prefer to avoid grocery stores on Saturdays. When the beginning of the month AND a weekend collide, chaos is bound to ensue. (Plus, I didn’t feel like tripping over all the people who were after cheap candy! ;) ) So, rather than do a big shop over the weekend (when our grocery budget reset), I chose to spend twenty bucks early Friday morning and pick up enough stuff to get through the weekend.

 

That plan worked fine, even though I sort of shot from the hip and bought things spontaneously. On Sunday afternoon, I decided I should start planning out my grocery list but, before I did that, I thought I’d challenge myself to see how many meals I could concoct with the meager contents of our fridge, freezer, and pantry. It’s pretty darn bare, let me tell you! Still, I adore this sort of challenge and, lo and behold, I was able to come up with several more days of meals without even having to hit the store. That meant I got to take Monday off from shopping, too! Woo hoo!

 

So, here’s the meal plan for the week:you gotta eat

 

 

Sunday: 

B–Cereal, Apples, Milk ( before 7:30AM Mass)

Brunch– Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and Mixed Fruit

D–Fundraising Dinner for C’s Horseback Riding Organization– I cringed when I wrote a check for $40 for a pasta dinner, but it was really, really good food and it was amazing to see just how many individuals with various disabilities are served by this amazing place!

 

Monday: 

B–Blueberry Muffins, Cheese

D–Farfalle w/ Mushrooms & Crab in Cheese Sauce

 

Tuesday:

B–Muffins, Eggs, Fruit

D–Baked Penne Marinara w/ Caramelized Onions & Mozz

 

 

Wednesday: 

B–Granola, Apples, Milk

D–Cheesy Beans & Rice

 

 

Thursday:

B–PB  Toast w/ Raisins, Milk

 

D–Pigs in Blankets, Carrot Sticks

 

 

Friday:

B–Cereal, Apples, Milk

D–Lg. Cheese Pizza, Med. Mushroom Pizza

 

 

Saturday:

B–Blueberry Pancakes and whatever else I can scrounge up!

End of the Month Soup

D–“End of the Month” Soup, Garlic Toast

 

 

 

And that should do it!

 

 

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