I have been menu planning, I just haven't had time to post lately with everything. But I have found that now, more than ever, menu planning for me is important.
The weekend after my Hubby lost his job, I spent part of the time going through the basement pantry and freezer as well as the pantry and freezer in the kitchen to know exactly what I have to I can plan well and use what we have so we can spend very minimal amounts on groceries. So far it has been very helpful :) I am happy to say both freezers are full and the pantries aren't too far behind. I just made a huge batch of chicken stock and got beef bones from the meat locker to make beef stock. I think we'll be okay for a while just getting dairy and fruit for a while :)
I have been making chicken salad on the weekend for Hubby's lunch and a couple of loaves of bread. A lot more sandwiches these days! All of the lunch difficulty I've had with Hubby as a result of him working outside based out of a truck are gone. Yeah! As much as it pains me, the already cooked chickens from Sams club are the cheapest and easiest route for me to go, so that's what I did. It works. I also froze cut up onions and celery (along with the peppers I had before), so it makes it very quick and easy to whip up some chicken salad!
I've also been making a big effort to keep up with snack sized products...jello and pudding for instance. This makes it much easier for me to
So for this week's menu:
Monday - we had tacos. They were delicious!
Tuesday - grilled chicken (extra for lunch), potatoes and salads (from the garden).
Wednesday - pork roast (I went to a wonderful meat locker this weekend and got some fresh pork shoulder!) with dry rub in my new dutch oven ($1 at garage sale!) and then leftovers for sandwiches!.
Thursday - quinoa, breaded pork chops and green beans (from the garden)
Friday - Dinner at our place*! Grilled chicken, corn on the cob (from the farm stand) and potatoes.
Saturday - this is up in the air...don't know where we'll be or what we'll be doing.
Sunday - homemade pizza.
(*Yes Kira, we will be eating at our place this weekend. Hubby is starting to catch on!)
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Stay tuned for more pics, they're coming soon, I promise!