Last week, I decided to check out Aldi one more time since so many people rave about it. I am just not impressed. I actually went specifically to get some cheese spread that my mother-in-law had served on Easter but figured I'd walk the aisles and see what I could mark off my list. Well, not much. The prices on the things on my list were either the same or just pennies less; nothing worth making my normal shopping a two store trip. So, I guess I will stick to Meijer for now :-)
About a year ago, I came across a blog called Pocket Change Gourmet which really helped me focus better on meal planning. I used it most of the summer last year but by fall was ready to get back into some of our favorite recipes. Now with summer coming, I'm going back to this same resource to help give me inspiration so I can stop cooking the same thing over and over again!
This week involves some fun for my birthday!
Friday - The kids are heading to my mom's house so the celebration continues HA! We may go to our favorite Mexican place or I may pick somewhere different but either way, I'm not cooking!
Saturday-Sunday - Darryl has a fun weekend planned so all that matters for this post is I'm not cooking!
Monday - Cheesy Ham Quiche, Banana Bread, and roasted Asparagus
Tuesday - Quick and Easy Cheeseburger Pies, French Fries and Salad
Wednesday - BBQ Meatballs and Mac and Cheese
Thursday - Kung Pao Chicken, Fried Rice and Broccoli
This week is filled with baseball -- photos and then practice - all gearing up for their first game a week from Saturday. I tried to pick some easy and quick meals. (Who am I kidding - my kids will end up eating Frozen Waffles, Chicken Nuggets and Corn Dogs/Hot Dogs most nights . . .some day I hope they enjoy eating more food!)