Last Monday I woke up and was not feeling well. I ended up going to the doctor later in the week because I was not getting any better. Turns out, I had bronchitis!! They gave me a breathing treatment at the office and sent me home with an inhaler, antibiotics, and cough syrup with codeine to help me sleep (I went 3 nights with next to no sleep!!). I am feeling much better!! So, considering all that, I think I did pretty well with my meals last week. I do have two carryover meals. I have planned several weeks of meals and I am trying really hard to use what I have on hand and keep the purchasing down to a minimum. Each week there are only a few items that I need to purchase. It seems we have a hobby of grocery shopping and our cabinets and freezers are overflowing. We also eat out WAY too often. We've been doing better, but this weekend we ate out every day!! That has to stop. We are challenging ourselves to not eat out in the month of October. I've never done this before. But, when you are thinking about going out and there is honestly no place that really sounds good and no food you are really craving....it could be a sign that you don't need to eat out. So, we are following that and will do our best to eat at home in October!! So, on with the menu...
This week, the only thing I have to purchase for our dinners is lettuce and tomatoes for the taco salad.
Here are the carryovers from last week:
* = new recipe
--ham and cheese stuffed manicotti, green beans, salad
--leftover chicken divan, Jasmine rice (We really liked this. I've made a very similar version for a while.)
--steaks with pepper sauce*, Jasmine rice, steamed broccoli, buttery carrots
Added on for this week:
--southwestern scrambled eggs, sausage, toasted English muffins
For more menu plan Monday fun, head on over to Laura's at I'm an Organizing Junkie!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Labels: Menu Plan Monday