This week is a ‘pare down the freezer and pantry week’. With Turkey Season upon us, I need more freezer and fridge space available. Using things that I’ve stocked up on is important if I’m going to deal with things like buying three turkeys because I found them for 59c/lb, or fifteen cans of cranberry sauce because they were 50% off (what? you don’t eat a turkey and cranberry on white bread with mayo every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas? fine, you heathen.)
Sale items I’m using this week are boneless skinless chicken breasts, raspberries, rice, and cheese (a J4U Randalls deal),
- Mon: chicken korma, rice, stri fry broccoli and carrots, raspberries
- Tue: crockpot beef stew, green salad, peas, cuties
- Wed: grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and leftovers
- Thur: salmon, angel hair pasta, caesar salad, pears
- Fri: Backyard Movie Night! Popcorn and S’mores for all!
This isn’t following the usual weekly schedule, but we’re accommodating a few different things–new work schedules, field trips and a talent show–that aren’t usually on deck, along with the freezer/pantry slimdown.
This is week 4 of the Internet-Accountable Family Dinner plan. We are having more dinners together than before. Scoring myself seems to pry me into marshalling the troops at 7:30 pm, when otherwise I might have just put it all on the counter and yelled, “Dinner!”. Midweek is still a hurdle, even with planned take-out breaks.
Let’s see if I break the 6.5 point ceiling this week–Cheep Cheep!