After last week’s larger fail than usual, my plan this week will be very straightforward. I’ll continue awarding one point for sticking with the plan, and one point for everyone showing up, with half points assigned if I think it was at least half-worthy.
This week I’m using boneless skinless chicken breasts (from now on: bscb) frozen from last week’s sale, berries, carrots (also last week), tomatoes, and apples that I bought on sale. The rice was also a sale item, but I’m not sure which week, but I know that I always buy rice on sale.
Here’s the game plan:
- Mon: chicken fried rice, egg drop soup, steamed spinach, carrots and ranch, apples
- Tue: leftover ziti, caesar salad, celery and carrot sticks, cuties
- Wed: baked fish, potatoes, peas, salad
- Thur: Taco Thursday! quesadillas, beans, lettuce/tomato/cheese/sour cream, berries
- Fri: potato soup, homemade bread, fruit & veg
Because of kid activities and meetings, I shifted Taco Tuesday, and Prince Spaghetti Day (not sure what I’m talking about? Here ya go). This is part of my be-honest-about-what-you-can-get-done enterprise. I’m feeling confident this week can work.
I’m going to write a full Grocery Theory post later in the week, but I’d like to make a quick note about desserts and snacks. I think a lot of people lose a chunk of their grocery budget to these items, with both nutrition and frugality taking a backseat, as I’ve posted about before (remember that post where I linked the music video? and wrote a lot more about popcorn than you thought anyone really could?). Last week was a poor showing, and I think part of it was I had focused on getting meals, not just dinner but all of them, as we all do, squared away, and I forgot about having snacks and dessert on hand.
Sometimes I need to follow my own advice better! Cheep Cheep!