So last week I didn't even get a menu planned due to last minute changes. I did eventually get a plan and, then to make it better, I didn't follow it even after the fact HA! I'll share what I planned and what we ate below.
I've talked about Aldi's before and have tried it a little. Well, a few weeks ago, I decided to just go and buy everything possible on my list on Aldi's and then run to Meijer to pick up whatever they didn't have. I can 100% say that I saved money. I can also 100% say that we threw out a lot of food. Yes we did. There were some just plain awful things. The fruit and grain bars - Darryl said they were just awful. Now I can't remember the other things but I think there were 4-5 items that we tossed. We did like the chips which was good :-) That tells me that I won't shop much at Aldi's. Oh well.
So, here's the plan for the coming week. I decided to go back into my Recipe File Saved on my computer - where all of my long time favorites are saved but I realized I never printed them off to add to my recipe file. I'm going to start testing them out again to see if we love them or if our tastes have changed. :
Friday - I'm not sure what we will eat. The kids are at my moms so I don't usually cook (HA!) Yet we are trying to spend as little as possible since we just had to put money into my vehicle we weren't planning.
Saturday - At my mom's :-)
Sunday - At my mom's :-)
Monday - Chicken Club Brunch Ring, Salad and Fries
Tuesday - Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Rice, Beans and salad
Wednesday - Last official night of AWANA! My plan is to treat the boys to Taco Bell :-)
Thursday - Chicken Almondine, Green Beans and Rolls
And what happened last week?
Friday - The plan was Pizza. Darryl worked late so instead he grabbed Wendy's on his way home.
Saturday - I planned Stuffed Shells, Garlic Bread and veggies and that is exactly what we had!
Sunday - Panara Soup and Ham Steaks; I picked up Arby's after choir practice. It was a nice treat :-)
Monday - Scallopped potaotes and pork chops; Nope - we had the Soup and Ham Steaks instead.
Tuesday - Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed potatoes and Gravy; Nope :-) I made Pork Chops and baked potatoes. (I thought I had more potatoes . .but I didn't so I couldn't make the scalopped!)
Wednesday - Pizza; Nope - the kids went to my mom's early so Darryl and I went out to our favorite Chinese buffet.
Thursday - The kids are at my moms and Darryl and I got food out YES!