little late...

Monday: out for pizza with a convert from stu's mission, visiting all the way from brasil!
Tuesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Basil Soup (easy and delicious, a definite FAVORITE at the Milne house)
Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice (taking out the deep frying action to make it healthier and less fatty)
Thursday: Homemade Lasagna with Garlic Bread and Veggies (ps lasagna is a lot easier to make than most people think, just a little time consuming, you should try it and WOW your hubby! SO much better than store-bought)
Friday: Dinner Date in at a friends casa. They have the CUTEST little boy who needs to be in bed early, so we'll be enjoying something yummy at their house. So fun!
Saturday: Homemade Pizzas: ham and pineapple, bbq chicken, pepperoni, spinach alfredo...
Sunday: Family Dinner, Stu's niece little miss Bela will be 3 years old soon! We are partying with his fam and eating LOTS of cake and ice cream to celebrate!

I got this out on the blog a little later this week, but we've been sticking to it pretty well still.. I shopped on Tuesday afternoon this week, hitting up the farmers market and grocery store in one shot. Did I mention how much I love the farmers market? Well I do, I have a serious love affair with that place. Where else can you get 4 bags of fresh produce for $13??? Amazing. I spent $30 on groceries this week, but most of it was for snacks to munch on at work... and ice cream...Total cost for dinner ingredients were around $16 (the mozzarella cheese was the most expensive part). So that averages out to be $4 per meal this week, that's pretty good right? Stu absolutely LOVES this new meal planning thing, he is so amazed at how much we're saving :) He loves it so much in fact, that he let me buy whatever I wanted at Joanns---yay for a new rotary cutter and mat! I'm getting started on a quilt for our baby girl, so I'm a little excited! Honestly though, the weekly plan has helped much more than our wallets. Preparing dinner is so much easier, knowing I have everything I need sitting at home. It saves time, money, and just makes meal time and dinner preparations go smoothly. It has taken all the stress out of cooking, and I am enjoying more again just like I used to. So worth it!

Sorry I'm so backed up on getting recipes up here...
I will post them soon, promise!


nate and amy crandell said...

Cutest Wife ever! I better not show Nate your weekly menu stuff or he will be jealous haha!

The Merrills said...

Angie! I love your menu idea! It has inspired me to become a better cook! :)

Jenn said...

Without sounding like a stalker - I really am not! I found your blog via a friends blog. I just can't remember who.

I have read it a few times and LOVE your menu planning / money savings! Please teach me! My husband will be so impressed!!!!


jenniferrogers at 308 dot com
eandjramblings dot blogspot.com

Jenn said...


it is jenniferrogers308 at comcast dot net

guess I shouldn't do bills, procrastinate by reading blogs, watch tv and cook dinner all at once!