We have reached the end of the month. And the end of the grocery money. I do think it is a cruel coincidence that January – the month I stick to my budget like my ultra-shy-four-year-old sticks to me in public – has five Mondays. Monday is the day I do my shopping, and I budget per month, not per week. Darn it!
I do not feel like making do, or eating from the pantry. I love to read other people’s blog posts when they do it, but I really don’t enjoy it myself. Alas, I am really not giving myself the choice. Laziness is not an option.
Thankfully, I am not even close to out of food. My freezers are bursting and my pantry is an amply supplied walk-in. Yes, I do need to get real and stop whining about this. I need to hit the freezers and pantry hard this week. Please leave a comment and let me know if I am not alone. And tell me any great bean recipes you have, because that is one thing I have in abundance :).
Also, I am still on the “big meal of the day at noon” kick. It worked out so well this week! I loved being able to tackle the bulk of the dishes in the morning and afternoon. I also really enjoyed making a simpler meal at the end of the day, when my energy level is not at its peak.
Here is what I have come up with:
Smoothies (plenty of frozen berries and even some frozen bananas, and nuts in the fridge)
English Muffins (freezer)
Eggs (still have some from this past week)
Granola (all the ingredients in the pantry)
Zesty Soup, steamed green beans
Chicken and Noodles, steamed peas
Vietnamese Fried Rice, applesauce
Black Beans, avocados (still have from this past week), fresh carrots
Frijoles, cornbread, steamed corn
Lentils and Spinach, oranges
Baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, clementines
Tuna salad, bread (I’ll be baking), steamed peas
Waffles, Blueberry syrup, chopped nuts, fresh carrots
Pizza (happen to have three of these in my freezer :)), steamed green beans
Orange Coconut Muffins, steamed peas, fresh carrots
Leftovers x 2
Honestly, my workload should be about the same this week in the kitchen. I do need to cook a chicken I have in my freezer and make stock as well. I also plan on baking two loaves of bread. Everything else will be done the day of.
What are you eating this week?
Find out what many others are planning for the week over at Menu Plan Monday!