Last week's shopping trip was right around the $100 mark. I threw in a bottle of wine, and thank goodness. I needed it! (SOMEBODY learned how to crawl and has given me a run for my money.)
Here's what we ate:
Here's what we ate:
Monday: Turkey and Peppers over Rice
One of my favorite easy meals.
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes from a can
The ground beef was real. I have been too lazy to make my own sauce lately.
Wednesday: Ham and Potato Soup
Left over ham in the freezer with purchased potatoes
Thursday: Left Overs
CJ worked late and had dinner out. I had soup.
Friday: Slow Cooked Chicken in Nachos
Thanks to Briana Mills for this one! Had it again it was so good.
Saturday: Homemade Garlic Chicken Pizza
Haven't gotten around to this one yet. Supposed to have it a few days ago but ran out of time. Now the chicken I'd saved for it has gone bad... so I will pick up more at the store today. And in case you were wondering, the crust is store bought and I'm just going to throw some toppings on it!
Sunday: Picnic Dinner
Haven't decided what this will be yet, as this is technically next week! Picking up groceries today. Ideas? Something good for eating in the wilderness and doesn't make you look gross while eating it?
CJ's Lunches: White Chicken Chili with Chips and Green Salsa
CJ's Breakfasts: Breakfast Burritos (at his request)
Valerie and Jim lunches:
Pita and Hummus
Cottage cheese and Fruit
Left over burritos from Week 1
Left over soup
Nightly Deserts: Three Ingredient Brownies with homemade buttercream frosting
I over cooked them. They were dry and hard. However, we microwaved them with the buttercream on them. The frosting melted and turned to chocolate sauce and made it very yummy.
Next week, I start a new term at work. This weekend is very full and busy and I really don't' feel like making ahead anything. Since Jim has been sleeping through the night this week, I am going to be getting up with CJ in the mornings and making him eggs and sandwiches each day. I will also be planning meals that are quick and easy that do not require make-aheads. I'm sure it will still be cheap since I'm planning ahead, even if I'm not cooking ahead.