Menu Plan - Pantry Challenge Week 6
Officially, the pantry challenge is over. You must be thinking that there is no way that I have the ingredients to make the meals I list out without going to the store. Well believe it sister. Nobody is more surprised than I am, except for maybe Engineer.
The funniest part is that my stockpile is not housed in a basement or extra bedroom, it's not that big. This has been a great lesson in finding out how much our household actually consumes and at what rate. (Wish I would have started a spreadsheet at the beginning...)
Really what sustains us is the weekly vegetables from our CSA.
Last month along with the pantry challenge, I set a personal goal of spending less than $100 on all household sundries that fall under my grocery budget. It will also continue although I am not going to be quite as strict.
This past week we started off with meetings and I'm not sure that the meetings ever stopped all week! How can a housewife have so many meetings?! :) I wanted to have a week of nothing so that I could do a little clearing out and a little re-evaluation and to catch up on paperwork (again, as a housewife, why do I have so much paperwork?) The week was a little half and half. Just as I started getting into the groove, I would have another bloomin' meeting. ;)
This week, I'm teaching another frugal living class with Cricket & KK; this time, it will be in Tyler. Our Sunday School Class is hosting a brunch on Saturday so I am very much looking forward to that. My part is only the coffee, cream, and sugar (which I am all too happy to oblige) and breakfast casseroles. Oh, and to clean the house since it will be here. ;)
Here's our menu for the week:
Sunday - Fried Chicken, Greens, & Black Eyed Peas
Monday - Quiche, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Kohl Rabi Salad
Tuesday - Burgers & Fries
Wednesday - Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips & Hot Sauce, and Spinach Salad
Thursday - Pumpkin Soup & Rolls
Friday - Date Night - Parsnip Risotto & Salad
Saturday - Leftovers
This is part of Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.