2/9 Breakfast: Pumpkin muffins and yogurt.
Lunch: Chinese buffet restaurant, my MIL is visiting, her treat. Yummy!
Supper: Whole wheat noodles with pesto sauce and sun dried tomatoes and steamed cauliflower.
2-9 b: cheerios and toast
d: dh grilled the rest of the steak that he didn't use for the finger steaks and we had roasted potatoes and potato salad with it (weird combo I know but mil dropped off a ton of potato salad, so we're eating it with everything right now)
Been super busy this week! I went through all my cooking magazines and ripped out all my fave recipes and made my own recipe binder, then made a meal plan for the whole week, including snacks. I shopped the flyers and got Walmart to price match, spent $100 for a family of 5 with lots of food and much of it should do us for next week as well, I aim to spend about $40 for essentials next week, that's it! Dh and I are officially low carb. So this week so far:
Breakfast- oatmeal for kids, protein shake for me and dh
Lunch- jam sandwiches on the go for the kids, meal replacement bar for me
Dinner- pork chop parmesan on mixed frozen veggies (with a couple potatoes thrown in for the kids) smothered in pasta sauce
Snacks- apples and strawberries, cookies, yogurt
Breakfast- cream of wheat for kids, bacon and eggs for dh and me
Lunch- baked cheese, chicken and tomato stuffed ww pitas for kids, ham and cheese wrapped in lettuce for me
Dinner- grilled chicken and bruschetta ceasar salad
Snacks- banana split with yogurt and granola, home canned pears
Breakfast- baked egg casserole with tomatoes, spinach and cheese
Lunch- hot dog wraps with veggies and cheese, leftover pork chop parmesan for dh and me
Dinner- homemade cream of broccoli/cauliflower soup, with garlic bread for the kids
Snacks- toasted cinnamon pinwheels for the kids (homemade- de-crust and flatten bread, spread cream chs, sprinkle with sugar, roll, brush with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake till golden), veggies and dip
Tomorrow we start on the dozens of heart shaped sugar cookies for Valentine's gifts! I'm going to have to tape my mouth shut to avoid breaking my low carb diet!
Dad canceled dinner with us last night, because he needed to prepare for a class he is teaching. So, I pulled out some veggie lasagna from the freezer and made some meatballs/red sauce & green beans/onions for a last minute dinner.
Tonight changed to quiche with a side of honey roasted potatoes. Make these all the time lately, but the kids love them and I have tons of potatoes from my winter CSA.
Out of town for the next 4 nights visiting my brother.
Scrolling through everyones meal plans, this is great. I am trying to set this up at home right now. I enjoy the ideas, and seeing the different ways the meals are listed with individuals details etc.
Hopefully soon I will organize a list...and stick to it.
Jennie aka Tidbitz
Blogging over here: http://tidbitzearthlydelights.blogspot.com
That is so great! DH is having a hard time with being frugal, but he has definitely kept me on track a few times when I've started talking about him picking something up for dinner on the way home. And he's been super good about bringing his lunch and eating his Smart Ones meals or the PB&J makings he keeps at work when we haven't had leftovers for him to take.
2/1: Meatloaf (half ground beef, half turkey bought on killer sale for almost nothing, woohoo!), green salads with feta for all
2/2: Buffalo chicken nuggets and more green salad for all
2/3: Whole roasted chicken with broccoli, but ate lunch out with a friend--only $9 for a great meal with my BFF, but still...
2/4: Ordered dinner in and spent way too much. The girls ended up not going to my parents' after all and DH and I had to cancel our date because DD8 got sick at the last minute, so to cheer everyone up, we got sushi from a new local place. Our fingers are crossed for next weekend though!
2/5: White chicken chili (from the leftover chicken, plus stock), more green salad
2/6: Both girls are sick and didn't want dinner, so DH and I just picked at what was around the house: cheese and apples for me, romaine salad with tuna for him.
2/7: Awesome, incredible chicken noodle soup--the best I've ever made. I think I finally got the broth right, and it was nice and concentrated. Woohoo!
2/8: Homemade nachos for dinner (they were easy and I knew everyone would eat them!)
2/9: Still sick and exhausted and working, so we got Sonic on the way home from veggie box run. Didn't even use a coupon *sigh*
2/10: DH made sancocho (super-hearty stew with short ribs, chicken, ham, chorizo, yucca, batata, corn, grated plantains) for everyone because I was too tired to cook again
2/11: Ham steak and peas for all