Well, it is drawing to the close of the month. This month, I failed to ever do a monthly menu plan. That worked out OK though, because it gave me the opportunity to do a bit of freezer cleaning. That is something we all need to do once and awhile. I had to throw a few packages of some very sad looking pork chops away due to severe freezer burn. I hate doing that, I always feel like I am flushing money down the toilet. It goes to show, I need to take stock and use up what I have in the freezer more often. I am going to begin to make an effort to do that a few times a year.
This week, I am going to cook from what I have without making any more trips to the grocery store (hopefully--aside from some milk, bread, sandwich meat that I know I need). Unfortunately, I stopped at the grocery store Friday after I picked the kids up from school and it WAS NOT pretty. We stopped to grab some taco shells and lettuce and ended up spending $80-something on junk food. What can I say? There was a sale? I did think I would stock-up on some of those types of snacks since we have some traveling coming up. I forgot though, that it NEVER lasts. If I don't buy chips, we don't eat chips and we are perfectly fine. If I buy 2 bags of chips, they are INHALED in no time flat. My kids just ignore the good food and try to eat exclusively junk food. Lesson LEARNED.
Monday: Lemon Garlic Tilapia, Brown & Serve Dinner Rolls, & Frozen Veggies
Tuesday: Roast Beef with Coffee, Homemade Buns, Frozen Veggies
Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas & Mexican Rice
Friday: Out of Town
Saturday: Out of Town
Sunday: Frozen Pizzas
One Year Ago: Fudge Puddles