Monday, February 22, 2016

Menu Plan Monday and the Last $8 of our February Grocery Budget

Our version of Hoppin' John served over rice.  It was delicious!

This weekend was a whirlwind of Basketball games, church events and a variety of other "running" so I'm actually glad that the week has started - it's going to be calmer than the weekend was.

We did get to the store amid everything else and spent our last $8 (and change) on groceries:

* A gallon of milk $3 on sale
* Apples  ($1.94 total)
* Peanut Butter $1.99 (15oz jar - also on sale)
* 2lbs bananas $1.18

We still have oranges and a few pears in our fridge and bananas and blueberries in the freezer. We have fruit and we have carrots, lettuce, and mushrooms as well.  Our freezers are getting pretty bare - which is okay so we're not too heavy on meat.  We actually hoping to have a week or two with the downstairs deep freeze completely empty and turned off before we get around to filling it again.

We have a tournament basketball game this week or next (day to be determined) and John is on call on Monday - our busiest day this week - so we have backup plan of Culver's gift certificates for dinner on one night and then shifting things around if we need to.  If John get's called in, I will have between 30 and 40 minutes to pick up both kids from school and drop one of them off at dance, which is not enough time to get home, feed everyone and get back to dance and I don't have a good means to take 3 full meals with me and have it stay good for 11 1/2 - 12 hours, so I'll have the gift certificates along just in case! 

We're going to do brunch on Saturday with some friends - they're bringing smoked salmon! YUM!  I'm so excited to see them - it's tough to get together some times these days.

If everything runs smoothly this week, here's what we eating this week:

Sunday, February 21:
   Breakfast: Blueberry-Banana Smoothies
   Lunch: Waffles, Sausage and Sliced Apples
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner: Calzones - mushroom, onion and olive for the adults, cheese for the children

Monday, February 22:
   Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sliced Apples
   Lunch: Soup from the Freezer
   Snack: Carrots
   Dinner: Refried Tacos with Lettuce, Olives nd Cheese, Apple-Pear-Banana Salad

Tuesday, February 23:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with Pecans and Craisins
    Lunch: Leftover Tacos
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Chicken Legs, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Sliced Apples

Wednesday, February 23:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Hard Boiled Eggs
   Lunch: Leftover Chicken and Potatoes
   Snack Carrots and Cookies
   Dinner: At Church before Lenten Worship

Thursday, February 24:
   Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
   Lunch: Soup from the Freezer
   Snack: Yogurt
   Dinner: Potato and Corn Chowder, Homemade Bread, Oranges

Friday, February 25:
   Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Cranberry Bread from the Freezer
   Lunch: Leftover Chowder for adults, PB&J, Carrots, Apples and Cookies for the children (they have a field trip and must bring a sack lunch that doesn't need heating up)
   Snack: Cookies
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

Saturday, February 26:
   Brunch: Buttermilk Coffee Cake, Baked Eggs with Shredded Potatoes, Apple-Pear-Banana-Mandarin Orange Salad
   Snack: Cookies and Popcorn
   Dinner: Tomato Sauce with Noodles, Garlic Bread, Oranges

What are you eating this week?

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