Friday, April 12, 2019

Weekly Menu

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!