Sunday, July 29, 2012

Menu Sunday

OK, I'm planning on bringing back Menu Monday  Sunday. Yeah, I'm changing it a day since I shop every Sunday and I meal plan for Sunday-Saturday. It doesn't sound as good as Menu Monday did but it will do. Posting our meal plans make me accountable to actually keep to a plan. The past few weeks I didn't take the time to make a plan and I didn't even make time to go grocery shopping every week. You know what happened? We ate out for lunch everyday. Everyday at work around 3:30 my husband would text me asking what's for dinner. Everyday I responded, "Since I'm lazy and didn't go grocery shopping we don't have anything at home". I either stopped by the grocery store on the way home to pick up enough for one meal or we ordered in. Yeah, that's a lot of moolah. That's blowing our budget for our bellies.  

As I mentioned here we are trying to get our lives organized again, this means making a budget and sticking to it. I'm still trying to keep us on our weekly budget that I first mentioned here but $60 a week may not be realistic anymore. Once we go through our finances I will have a better idea of what we've been spending a month, it might be easier to track it monthly. I'll let ya know if we decide to increase it. This week I went to Kroger, and spent $54.56, and I went to Aldi, and spent $24.95. I only went $19.51 over my self imposed budget, but it still isn't to bad considering it should include breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

This is what we have planned at Twenty63 this week:

Me: Oatmeal & Blueberries 
Hubs: Banana & OJ

Me: Between Tuna & Egg Salad Pita's, grapes, applesauce, and goldfish or sun chips
Hubs: Ham & Cheese sandwiches, grapes, fruit snacks, granola bar and sun chips

Sunday: Cheesy Crock-pot Ravioli Casserole & Garlic Bread {New Recipe!}
Monday: Chicken Pillows, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans {New Recipe!}
Tuesday: Grilled Pork Chops, Broccoli & Rice
Wednesday: Cheeseburgers & Sweet Potato Fries
Thursday: Breakfast
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Date Night!!!

I will tell you how the two new recipes go, they have been lurking around my Pinterest board for several months now so I figured I better start trying some.

What's on your menu this week? Have you tried any new recipes lately? Do you have a board on Pinterest over flowing with dinner ideas?

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