This Weeks: "What's Cookin"
Monday: BBQ Crock pot Pork Chops, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans
Tuesday: Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Wednesday: Mini Pizzas
Thursday: Lasagna and Cheesy Garlic Bread
Friday: Chili Dogs
Saturday: Chicken Enchiladas and Spanish Rice
Sunday: Chicken Noodle Soup
Dessert: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Ok, hopefully you all attempted to try some of the meals from last week or began using your own weekly menu. I am going to change things up a bit. Menu planning helps with being prepared for what to make and reducing stress; this week I will include how much this will save on money. This week will also include one dessert. I like to bake something up on the weekends and we snack on it all week. I will try hard to include serving sizes and prep times.
In the past, when I went grocery shopping, I would grab anything that looked like I could throw it in and make a great meal. Now, with planning and reviewing our local ads I am shopping less and spending less on the few trips I do make. This makes me very happy! Like I mentioned before, I shop for my everyday essentials once a month, and I buy these items in bulk. This month on my once a month trip to Costco and Wal-Mart I spent $164.00. Then just for the missing ingredients I needed for last weeks menu I spent an additional $ 46.98 at Safeway. This may sound like a lot but do remember the $164.00 spent at Costco and Wal-Mart were things that will last one month or sometimes more.
I will also include my shopping list of just the ingredients I do not have on hand. Tomorrow, since I do my shopping on Sunday mornings, I will post my total of what was spent for the weeks worth of meals.
Look under the "~Recipes~" tab at the top of this page for all recipes.
Have a Great Week!