Anyone want to join me in meal planning and striving to minimize purchases for the next few weeks (or months!)?
I want to save money and I want to plan my meals primarily from what I have in the freezer and pantry. I purchase weekly milk and eggs, and will need some produce.
Tomorrow I will be shopping at the 'good' grocery store for the first time in a while. I am trying to make a thoughtful list this afternoon - mainly coffee and mineral water (really the only drinks we buy - we mostly drink filtered tap water). I want to stop by the local produce stand as well - I know they have a few things available still.
Meal plan so far:
Sun 1/6 Pork chops (freezer), leek fritters, applesauce (pantry), buttery kale (garden) - also making chicken stock today
Mon 1/7 creamed chicken over biscuits (leftover roasted chicken from Sat, carrots from garden)
I'm working on this week's plan so I will come back and update when I finish. I usually just plan dinners and do a few days at a time so I know what to soak or thaw! I'm also trying to make more homemade snacks so I can reduce those purchases for the girls. I am fine with cheese and apples, but they also like crackers and muffins and things like that.