So, with the ladies tea last week and needing to buy extra groceries to feed "a crowd", I went slightly over what I had budgeted. With that in mind, I'm trying to plan this weeks menu in a fashion to come in under the grocery budget so that I can throw the extra back into our expense "account" for other things. It's just what I would LIKE to do - we'll see if it happens.
If you are observant, you will notice that I'm shifting the menu by one day. I'm now shopping on Thursday evening every other week so I need to have Thursday's meal already planned.
Friday - Seriously, didn't I just say we were trying to recover from last week - well it is a good thing I budget money for dinner out HA! My husband has the weekend off so we will order dinner in for a "date night" after the kids go to bed. I might even try to talk him into a Movie from Rebox . . .we'll see!
Saturday - We are celebrating Mother's Day today due to a concert tomorrow so my husband is cooking dinner! The menu is - Hamburgers on the grill and FINALLY using my new deep fryer and making french fries (I forgot to buy potatoes two weeks ago OOPS!) and, if I get the recipe from a friend, Asian Cole Slaw. I'm not sure what to do for desert - I'm thinking Strawberry shortcake (using strawberries I froze last summer - almost time to do some more!) w/homemade ice cream!
Sunday - As of this writing, we are all planning to go to Darryl's concert together. That means we will go through a drive through after church and head home. I think for dinner, we'll try Chicken Gyros.
Monday - Brats and Mac and Cheese, and Asparagus.
Tuesday - It's Taco night again but we are going to do Oven baked fajitas instead . . kinda like tacos :-) Tonight is Ladies Meeting - I plan on Taking Spinach Queso Dip, Nutella Dip and I might do those ham/cream cheese wraps just because they are also a great snack to have around home too.
Wednesday - Our go to meal - breakfast. Sausage Gravy, Biscuits and fruit. If Darryl ends up being home, I'll cook up some potatoes too.
Thursday - Darryl will be home today so, I think I'll make him grill. BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and biscutis sounds good to me :-)
I'm also hoping to pick up some fun drink stuff. Now, we don't drink alcohol but I do love "virgin" mixed drinks. I saw a non-alcoholic Sangria on the food network I want to try; and I also love a good Cream Soda/Limeade drink too. Not to mention Orange Juice, Diet Sprite and some smooshed strawberries YUM! I try to drink lots and lots and lots of water but when I sit down on a mommy break, a "drink" sure is nice - especially as it warms up outside!