$80 at the grocery store and I still don't know what we're going to eat next week? Didn't make a plan! Didn't make a list! I so know better than that. But the money is already spent, so now I need to backtrack and make a weekly plan. We sure don't need to be back in the store again tomorrow, because we have "nothing to eat."
I have been cleaning up in my kitchen this week and going through some Taste of Home, Quick Cooking and Kraft Food and Family magazines. I've gotten several good ideas floating around in my head, so I'm going to take the opportunity now to put it down. This will help me remember. Plus, I love putting this information on my blog, because I can access it anywhere I have internet access and be reminded what we'll be eating.
Grilled hamburgers with french fries (maybe) or chips
Fried cubed pork chops, butter beans, fresh cream corn, steamed cabbage (needs to be used), hoe cakes
Lasagna, green beans
Catalina cranberry chicken (p 15 in Holiday 09 Food and Family), stuffing (from the box, of course), cranberry sauce (my little one thinks this is a side dish rather than a condiment), macaroni and tomatoes (because my husband won't eat stuffing), biscuits (found packs of 12 frozen biscuits for 59 cents)
Meatball subs, Italian marinated vegetable salad (p 31 in Holiday 08 Food and Family or layered salad (p 40 in Summer 08 Food and Family)
Garden frittata, sausage, cantelope
Beef taco skillet (Campbell's recipe), frozen grapes (see below)
Meatloaf, leftover sides, mashed potatoes or noodles
Shrimp pasta salad, peach crisp (in crockpot) - I love this site. She has such awesome food ideas.
If you haven't had frozen grapes, you are in for a treat. Buy grapes when they are on sale, wash them, drain, place in zipper style bag and pop in the freezer. When ready to eat, just pop one in your mouth and enjoy a cool, summer treat. Everyone that we have introduced these to love them. We do prefer the green grapes to the red ones (of course, we also choose the seedless ones).
Check out other menu plans at Organized Junkie.