I'm looking at a very busy week, and next week isn't any better! We have guests this weekend and next, plus my twins' birthday party and sundry other activities. I decided to sit down and plan out three weeks' worth of meals and get most of the shopping done so I'd only have to run out for milk and produce. It means less trips, less work, and less hassle during a busy few weeks of life. I appreciate meal planning!
Thanks to the all the FREE cereal coupons that Shoppers put in the Washington Post, I broke my shopping up into several transactions, since you had to spend $10 to use the FREE cereal coupon each time. I ended up with five FREE boxes (in less than five trips, since hubby helped), and spent only $35 after coupons for all of it. I got milk, produce, cheese, bread, plus the ingredients I needed to make the specific meals I have planned for the next two weeks. Since my freezer has some pre-cooked beef and plenty of chicken, I'm all set for the next three weeks.
Sunday–We attended an afternoon party, so we had a very light dinner of vegetables on pasta, tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Monday–Beef Stew and bread machine bread
Wednesday–Beef Tacos (with the pre-cooked beef), black beans, fixins
Thursday–Chicken, Peppers and Potatoes, green peas
Friday–Spinach Pie, leftover bread
Saturday–Chicken Stir-Fry and brown rice