It's a great question and there isn't one answer. For me, I have to totally stop spending money. So this week I've been digging around in my freezer for food. Last night I made chili (oops - meant to make taco meat!) served with rice and green beans. WEIRD!!! But we didn't go hungry!
We have another all day track meet coming up so I bought lunch meat. It's a total rip off, but it's definitely convenient. Hopefully for the following track meet I'll have my act together and make some chicken and egg salad.
I mentioned in a previous post that I messed up my grocery money so I'm playing financial catch up right now. I may end up using monopoly money like my sister does so I can go back to a weekly grocery budget (gets confusing with a bulk beef order and wanting to limit trips to the butcher). How do you handle your grocery budget when you buy some stuff in bulk and some stuff weekly? I probably gave some advice about this in my blog a while back, maybe I should re-read my blog!
I bought a pork roast from the grocery store. I really like supporting our local butcher so I have to remember to be more financially responsible in the future :-)
Here's my plan for the next few days:
Breakfast: I found some sausage links in the freezer and some ground pork that I will make into patties. My husband still has cereal and we have yogurt available for my son. As long as my daughter gets a piece of meat she's happy. As long as my daughter eats meat we're all happy since she has blood sugar issues (crabby crabby crabby!) if she doesn't eat meat first thing in the morning. I usually eat a hamburger and some veggies.
Lunch: Sandwiches for my family, not sure what I'll have.
- Fri - Spaghetti Sauce with burger, sausage and ground pork
- Sat - Pork Shoulder roast in the crockpot
- Sun - Hot Dogs from the butcher shop
- Mon - Carbonara with burger and bacon (I'll try to find the recipe and update it. I know it was on my other blog, but can't seem to find it right now)
- Tues - Chicken/Tuna/Egg/Peanut Butter Sandwiches (track and baseball night)
- Wed - Bacon, eggs and smoothie night!
- Thur - Ham and Bean Soup (depending on weather)
- Fri - Beef and Broccoli
With the baseball and softball season coming up, I really need to figure out food that I can bring with to the games. My husband won't eat until about 7:00 and I will have to leave the house with his food at about 5:15. I haven't figured out how to pack hamburgers and have them stay warm. I don't want to serve him chicken salad sandwiches 4 nights a week! I could put the beef and broccoli in one of the kids' thermos. Any other suggestions anyone?
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