We are usually a family of five (3 adults, 1 teen, 1 child), but this week the teen is at her dad's and Grandma has other plans, so I guess it's going to be an easy eat-what-we-have week. (Next week might also be an eat-what-we-have week). But the reason we are having these weeks are because I am taking a break from coupon & CVS shopping this week, because we have no $$$ for this in our budget. And why am I happy about this?!?
- We have overflowing refrigerator, freezer, and cupboards.
- We just finished paying off our last consumer credit account. My stove, microwave, and refrigerator that we got from Lowes on their 12 mo. no interest, no payment plan. We were actually able to pay it off before paying a dime in interest. Yeah!
Ok, so here's the plans.
Oatmeal, Dry cereal (using up all those close to free boxes thanks to Kroger), eggs with toast or rice cakes, pancakes, banana, pumpkin, or blackberry quick bread muffins
Lunches: Usually leftovers or a baked potato and salad
Monday: salad (including lettuce from our garden and dandelion greens)tacos, homemade refried beans, grapes
Tuesday: salad, salmon patties, macaroni & cheese (with free macaroni thanks to meijer), homemade fries, green beans (from our garden)
Wednesday: salad, soup beans, homemade bread/gluten-free biscuits, carrot & celery sticks
Thursday: salad with shredded cabbage included, chicken (deboned &frozen from last week's whole chicken) with rice (made with chicken broth from last week's whole chicken - frozen), and frozen mixed veggies (nearly free - thanks meijers) stir-fried and served in a taco shell with salad dressing or salsa on.
Friday: salad, homemade hamburger helper, oven baked potato wedges, green beans, biscuits
Saturday: salad, chili soup, crackers, peanut butter and celery and carrot sticks, homemade bread/gf biscuits
We will no doubt have some leftovers, which we use for lunches and/or freeze extras for another day!
On a side note, we are getting those pesky moths that get into your dry cereals and such. Anyone know any helpful ways of getting rid of these things, besides fumigating the house?