Well I may have to go to the store tomorrow because I wanted to make 7 layer dip for a BBQ at my Dad's house, but I have ALL the stuff to make artichoke dip so that probably would be a better thing to make, especially since i literally have everything
. So I may just not go tomorrow, and wait until Sat to buy milk and then Monday to do a stockpiling of things that are on sale.
Tonight we will be having PIZZA
:...I have already prepped onions, red bell peppers, pineapple and I have frozen ham chunks. So that's all sat, for lunch I am using leftovers, some grilled chicken and rice to make quesadillas. Tomorrow night we are having taco salads with "planned-overs". Meal planning is saving my life.
I wish I could say that I am living off the foods I have here, but again I am in a mode of "stocking up". We just always have feast or famine in our house it seems, so right now DH is super busy and we just had to pay our house payment and taxes, this week has been a little lean. But with meal planning you'd never know, plus I have been sale buying.
My "rules" for the month are :
Shop at home first(I've been doing pretty good with this)
Use up my few funky items(tomato soup, corn bread mix)
Only shop once weekly, and buy only things on sale(except milk, fruits and veggies)
Use meats from the freezer(I still have a caribou sausage that a friend gave us, but it just weirds me out a little)
With the money I save I'd really
like to start on my holiday stuff, I'd like to start buying presents for DD for her birthday and Christmas, plus I'd like to find her a nice winter coat that is well made(and cheap). Plus SAVE some money for our new pellet stove and pellets, and be able to go into winter ahead for once.