12-3 Steak tips, sauteed onions & mushrooms, seasoned fries, beet greens
12-4 Bacon bleu cheese burgers, sweet potato fries, broccoli normandy
12-5 Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, toast & jam, pears & bananas
I am in! Headed to the store with my remaining $67 of food money for this pay period. I cleaned out the fridge and freezer and just need a few things to supplement our pantry meals.
Tuesday : turkey meatballs (freezer), sauce and wheat free noodles
Wednesday : frittata with potatoes and asparagus
Thursday : venison (freezer) stew with carrots, potatoes, celery, onions
Friday : Soup night - split pea and chicken noodle using whatever veggies are left in fridge
I have a mess of fruit in freezer to make into popsicles, lots of stuff to make muffins and pintos to make into refried beans for lunches. Oh and a mess of kale and chard in the garden that needs to be harvested, so we'll be eating a lot of that for lunch and side dishes.
I need some eggs, tomato sauce, cheese, fruit and lunch stuff for kids. Should come in right on budget.
ETA : back form the store and I spent less than I had planned! And I even bought a little tin of Danish butter cookie and some Nutella for a treat. We should be all set until Saturday when I'll have to reassess our supplies.
7- salmon burgers (homemade)
8 - chinese sauce with moose steak and broccoli on rice (cook salmon for Fri nights chowder)
9- Christmas Party - food being served (dh and I) kids will have quesadillas
10- salmon chowder
11- kids will be cooking- phyllo wrapped grilled veg in a cream sauce
12- turkey dinner with all the fixings
Ok my plan on the leftover chicken turning into tonights burritos is not happening!
When I got home last night I found that my husband had bought a package of chickens "tenders"- the small piece of chicken, IDK, from under the breast? not whole boneless breasts. Grrr and expensive to boot! I didn't want to dredge them in egg/breadcrumbs and make chicken fingers so what to do, right??
I ended up finding a 1/2 package of puff pastry in the freezer. I thawed that out, browned the tenders in a pan, topped them with a cumin/apricot glaze leftover from a previous party, wrapped in puffed pastry and baked. Served with couscous and made a salad instead of the broccoli.
Well both my husband and son DEVOURED it! They ate every last tender! and I used 2 leftovers, helping me clean out the fridge/freezer!
(can you tell I am proud of myself??)
So I guess tonight will be vegetarian burritos!
I am hoping to find enough leftovers in thge fridge for tonight and to ignore my depression-induced Chinese cravings.
12/1 cabbage soup, salad, green beans
12/2 tofu curry with brown rice, green beans, salad
12/3 burrito style enchiladas
12/4 pigs in a blanket (applegate farm dogs in homemade dough wraps) with french fries, salad
12/5 goulash - not really goulash, but my MIL hill-billy take on it, green beans, homemade rolls
12/6 leftover "goulash", green bean, rolls
12/7 baked tilapia, cous cous, peas
12/8 baked potatoes with nut yeast sauce, broccoli, boca crumbles, salad, steamed carrots
12/9 hopefully leftovers
Ohh I want to join in. Things have been crazy here for a while now and I really need to get us refocused and managing our money better again. I'm starting with trying to eat at home more. We've been having wayyy too many convenience foods and meals out. Tonight will be breakfast for dinner - eggs, grits, and toast. This weekend will be sandwiches and other quick foods but it's the last weekend I'll be working and we'll be away from dh so I'll manage. I'll work on a schedule for next week over the weekend and post back with it. I'm definitely trying to work on cooking more again.
Late joining in here, but I want to get a little more on track with this, too. We're expecting our new LO within the next week or two - there are *some* meals put away in the freezer, which will help...but now that I'm getting over the cold I've had this week, I'm hoping the 11th-hour-pre-baby-nesting-energy really hits, 'cause I'd like to get a couple more things in there, besides continuing to get the house in order! :)
Let's see...this week:
Saturday was our little family holiday dinner, so *NOT* cheap, but lots of leftovers. Turkey, four veggie sides (roast parsnip, glaze carrot/brussels, red cabbage, baked sweet potatoes), mashed potatoes, stuffing, HM bread, cranberries, devilled eggs, HM pies for dessert.
Sunday - out at friends for supper (chili and finger foods)
Monday - hot turkey sandwiches and veg, all from leoftovers
Tuesday...I forget? The cold was really raging then - I think I had some WW toast w/ pB and bananas, and DH fended for himself and LO
Weds. - quiche; used up some crudite veggies, previously cooked ham, and LO unused pie crust
Thurs - pumpkin-cranberry french toast and grilled ham
Fri (tomorrow) - will be curried turkey, rice, and peas
Not sure of the plan beyond that, but will continue to use leftovers....might make up another big batch of chili this wkend (will have to buy some ing, but not much) to put more in the freezer, and I have stuff for veggie/beef stew. We'll see what happens.
ETA: Oh yeah - last Thurs or Fri (don't remember which) was our first stab at homemade moo-shu. Truend ot pretty good. :)
What a great thread - I'm sorry I didn't catch it at the beginning of the month! (It might have kept me from ordering sushi takeout last week and having Wendy's :p for lunch today!).
It's funny - we have actually already kinda made that our goal for this month (even to the point of making our own bread), and after all that home-cooked food, the Wendy's really did a number on my stomach! Blech...
Anyway, I'm planning on making salmon and some of the frozen veg. we have in our freezer tomorrow night...and then I'll have to get organized and make a grocery plan for next week. Thanks for providing the accountability! :)