2.24.2011

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!


4 comments:

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!!!!

Jenn

jenniferrogers at 308 dot com
eandjramblings dot blogspot.com

Jenn said...

ooppps..

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!