Monday, June 27, 2011

Menu Monday: The All You Grocery Challenge

Gracious!  I am here to tell you that being a bona fide member of The Bonbon Club is very hard work!  Here it is time for supper and I'm still plugging away at housework and making work lunch and writing and wishing I could do it all at once.  Where IS that Good Housekeeping Fairy when you need her?!

Yes, it has been a busy day.  One reason why I'm so behind is my sheer determination to stay within budget this pay period with groceries and stay within the challenge limits as well.  I'm not quite sure how my figures for this week stack up.  I've been working on that post but haven't quite finished it. I have worked on my grocery list for the coming pay period but the majority of what is on there is for pantry stock-up per Chance's request.    Let's see what I can cook up this week...

Monday:  Burgers with Homemade Buns, Potato Salad, Sliced Tomatoes, Lemonade
I hope some Prairie Housewife is paying attention to the fact that I made my own buns for this meal.  I used Rhonda's Grandpa's bread recipe, got two nice loaves and 6 lovely rolls.  I had the runt for snack this afternoon, two lovely buns went into Chance's work lunch for tomorrow (he has the same menu as above), 1 bun for my burger and two leftover to make a nice sandwich with for our supper later in the week.

Tuesday:  Pizza, Wings, Salad
Frozen pizza/wings combo for supper, along with a homemade salad.  If I hadn't been so busy today I could've made pizza dough and topped it today, but I just didn't.  There's a rather good sale on pizza and I have a coupon so I'll take advantage of that sale and bring home my supper.  It will cost less than my usual deli selections for supper and I'll count it as part of this week's grocery budget.

Wednesday: Corn Cheese Enchiladas, Salad, Brownies
I made these the other day and put in the freezer.  I need only to make the enchilada sauce to go over them.  Brownies were a treat baked for this past weekend and I saved a few back.

Thursday:  Spaghetti Diable, Sauteed Zucchini, Garlic Bread, Tiramisu for two
Another of my 'make ahead' meals that incorporated leftovers from last week.  I've only to put the food in a casserole dish, top with grated cheese and slip into the oven. 

Friday:  Dinner out
Chance is working and I plan to take my allowance out and do some returns, errands and thrift shop hops.

Saturday: BBQ chicken, Coleslaw, Corn on Cob, Mexican Corn Muffins
Think I'd never cook my own meal this week? lol...That's the luxury of having the freezer full and needing to empty it out.

Sunday:  Steak, Hash Brown Casserole, Sliced Tomatoes, Bread and Butter
Meat and Potatoes for the man of the house, who is, blissfully, home this day.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Almost 3 weeks later, but this Prairie Housewife saw it! Now she needs to get her act together and make some herself; along with some good multi-grain bread. You inspire me Sweetie!