Now this is something that I can benefit from. I am absolutely horrible at planning meals and even worse at following through with cooking them. I know, I am so bad. Gary comes home and cooks almost every night but I hoping to change that now that the haze is finally lifting from my brain.
Funny story break:
I have to put in a funny story here about Gary's family. All of Gary's brothers and their wives were sitting around planning Thanksgiving dinner; who would bring what, etc. We thought it might be fun to all bring something we really like to make or our "signature" dishes. They all turned to me and asked what mine was. I stared blankly back at them for a couple of seconds and as 1, they all turned away from me to Gary and asked the same question. Ha!! They know me too well.
BUT I AM GOING TO CHANGE!! HEAR ME NOW!!
So here it is, my weekly menu plan:
Bar-B-Q Chicken on baked potatoes
I am putting the chicken in the crockpot in the morning with the sauce ("my special sauce" as Zachary calls it) and letting it cook all day so it is pull-apart ready to put over the potatoes.
Spaghetti with salad
Brown Sugar Chicken with rice
This will be a new one for me to try. I am super excited about it. I got the recipe here.
Tacos - a favorite in our family
When I was pregnant I ate 5 (sigh, I do miss that)
I am cheating this day. This is an old stand by and I have a lot of it stockpiled.
Saturday and Sunday we either go to our family's houses to visit or we eat sandwiches or hot dogs, so I am not planning for these days. Gary can take over on the weekends.
Grocery SavingsI am also going to post my savings that I have added up for the past week on groceries. I spoke of how I use coupons combined with sales to save a huge gob of money when I guest posted over at Deb's Postcards From the Edge. I have recently added The Grocery Game to my lists as well. The Grocery Game can be used all over the US. Groceries Dirt Cheap is only a local thing.
Trip to Albertsons:
Savings of: 70%
Great Deals this week:
6 Colgate Toothpastes - FREE!!
3 Dial Soap 3 packs - FREE!!
6 Bic Soleil Razors - .99 ea - was $7.99
3 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes - .38 - was $1.99
among others but these were the best ones
I usually go to Walgreens and CVS but haven't this week so these will be included in next week's savings.
What's on YOUR menu plan for this week? Do you have a favorite recipe? Post it and let me know so I can try it too.