Remember last week when I talked about trying out this once a month grocery shopping thing? I've never really paid too much attention about how often we go through certain things - for instance - coffee (K-cups). I assumed the boxes I bought would last us for a while but it has only been a week and a few days and we are almost out so I am going to have to figure out how much we realistically use for the month. On another note, it has been so nice to not have to worry about being out of something or to have to go to the drive thru because we don't have a plan.
Doing this also makes me make things instead of running out to get something. For instance I had sloppy joes on the menu plan but I did not have hamburger buns. So I made them and it wasn't that difficult. I used this recipe but I did honey instead of sugar and used part spelt flour.
It is definitely forcing me to stick to my commitment. Just going to have to figure out the coffee thing because drinking less is not an option. We also tried a suggestion that we saw from America's Cheapest Family - buying a large ham and slicing it ourselves for lunch meat. We are measuring out about a pound a week. My dad bought a slicer at a garage sale and they never used it so they let us use it.
- Blender Batter Waffles
- Eggs and bacon and toast
- Yogurt and toast and fruit
- Baked Oatmeal cups
- Muffins - Using variations from the Master Muffin Mix from Home Joys with more variations
- Big Breakfast
- Going to a cook out at church
- Cheesy Chili Mac
- Sticky Chicken, green beans
- Burrito Bowls – using ground beef
- Chicken Bombay
- Leftover Buffet or stir fry with whatever leftover meat we have
Check out more menus at Menu Plan Monday. I hope you have a blessed week!