Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weekly Menu

I didn't think that I would have any food prep this week.  We had stuff left over from last week to use up and I just didn't buy a lot of extra stuff.  I actually went to the store twice - once on Thursday, my normal day, and picked up enough to get us through a few days.  The heat index was over 100 so the thought of loading, unloading and putting away all the groceries was too much.  Instead, on Saturday morning the boys and I went to the store on a much cooler morning and finished up the weekly shopping. Well, I did have prep after all so here it is!
Ok, our fruit this week is grapes, strawberries, blueberries and (for me) raspberries!  We actually struggled to eat all of the fruit I bought last week so I tried to hold back a little this week.  Also in the photo is leaf lettuce prepped and ready to use and also 2 bags of Chicken Thighs and Two bags of pork chops.  I've been trying to buy meat that is on sale, in family packs, each week.  By doing that I am stocking my freezer and when there isn't any meat on sale, I won't blow my budget.

We are taking the boys to my parents for the week so, this coming week's menu will look a little different.

Friday - Baked Chicken Thighs, Potatoes and some veggie off the pantry shelf. 

Saturday - We are eating dinner at my parents house :-)

Sunday - Corn dogs and Tater Tots :-)

Monday - Marinated Chuck Steaks, Sweet Potatoes, homemade garlic bread

Tuesday - My husband doesn't know this yet but we are going out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants

Wednesday - Our Anniversary is Sunday but my husband has to work all weekend; he has this day off so we are going to take off and celebrate today.  He doesn't know what we are doing but I do :-)

Thursday - I'm going to make some fun food for tonight.  A big plate of nachos, a new cocktail shrimp recipe (yes, a recipe!), and our favorite Bacon Crescent Wraps.  Sometimes it is fun to have snacks when the kids are gone :-)

I would like to make  Southern Praline Pecan Cake for something sweet and then some sort of cookie - not sure what yet :-)