I’ve been doing a “Pantry Challenge” for the last month. It has proved to be a success, I think, with my grocery spending at $455 and our eating out at $115, we were several hundred dollars under what we normally spend.
(For the curious, we typically spend about $600 a month on groceries with another $200 for dining — for a family of 8, 5 of them male.)
And while I am itching to get back to regular shopping, I also have a freezer still bursting with treasure. I decided that unless the meat deals are screaming my name, we’ll eat from the freezer for a little while longer, and continue buying dairy, produce, and some dry goods.
I’m seriously amazed at how much we still have. I must have a big freezer….
Anywho, here’s the meal deal for the week:
(all served with fresh fruit or applesauce)
(all served with fresh fruit or veggies)
(all served with salad or steamed vegetables and rolls or bread)
Pasta with Crockpot Red Sauce
Roast Turkey (possibly grilled if it’s hot), Potatoes
Turkey Pot Pie
Beans and Rice
Grilled Fish, Quinoa Pilaf
Grilled Hamburgers on Homemade Buns
Eat Out (’cause that’s how I roll)
What’s YOUR meal deal this week?
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