Oh hi there budget helping, menu planning, thrifty living tool, menu plan where have you been hiding?? Oops apparently it is I who was the transgressor in this instance; can't plan unless you plan. So with that in mind and a freezer needing a defrost I realized I NEED a plan and I can MAKE one right now. So I did. I won't be doing any MAJOR shopping for regular food, we have enough, so all I need this week are the trappings of Thanksgiving, which I'll do on Friday morning.
This is our plan through next Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving.
beef and veggie soup--planned leftovers for lunches
roasted home grown chicken-roasted acorn squash and brussels sprouts-planned leftovers for lunches
chicken and dumplings/noodles--homemade planned leftovers for lunches
roasted butternut squash soup-green beans
falafel-green salad--roasted kale--planned leftovers for lunches
ham and veggie quiche--carrots, potato, onions, celery all sautéed and the made into 2 quiches-enough extra for lunches
breakfast for dinner--fried potatoes and scrambled eggs
baked salmon-brown basmati--green salad
curried chicken salad-parents kids will rebel
fresh carrots and celery
Need to make
pie crusts for pies and a quiche
Wow I forget how much I enjoy having a plan and knowing whats for dinner, because seriously with 3 boys it's ALWAYS a question. Plus looking at all the good stuff I have put away makes me happy. I do have a bulk order coming in next week on Tuesday but it was small for us and most importantly is has a CASE of sugar pie pumpkins. The slugs ate all of our squash this summer so I was happy to find them reasonably priced and available. We also get a produce box from Full Circle each week. It contains both fruit and veg, if we didn't have that coming there is no way I could go a week or two without a store run. Someone would revolt.
Just realized the world could all just keep spinning if I didn't go to the store at until after Thanksgiving. We have plenty of food. Except I wouldn't have coffee. Therefore a trip is a must, right??
Peace and Love--