I have not done much meal thought until yesterday when I finally got to the grocery store. We ate canned soup once we all home Sunday night, which worked just fine after the rich food on the weekend. Monday was a banquet for DD2 and National Honor Society induction, and Tuesday I made wild rice soup packet, doctored up with more carrots, onion, and celery along with the last of the meat and cheese bought for Easter. Yesterday I felt overwhelmed in the grocery so just stuck to fruit, veg, dairy, bread, and then sourced out a week of meals with what knew we had on hand at home. Not the most thrifty way to shop, but it was less overwhelming to me.By the time we all were home, we ate a simple dinner of chili dogs, tator tots, and salad.
Hopefully this assortment will get us through until next Thursday when I know DH might be itching for a rogue grocery shop. We've spent $140 total on groceries for April, eating down my overly abundant Easter shop has helped quite bit. Despite being sick of wintry weather, the cold makes simple and thrifty meals like soup, stews, and hot dishes pretty satisfying. We'll have a night of leftovers and I'll probably make a big pot of soup too as I have both a ha bone and beans that were soaked, but not yet cooked, in the freezer. I have another take and bake pizza coupon, so may tap into that on a hectic night. Here's where my mind went yesterday.
Hamburgers, sweet potato wedges, coleslaw
Salisbury steak, rice, and carrots
Penne pasta, sauce, and meatballs with salad and garlic toast
Chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, green beans
Chicken and rice hotdish with carrots, celery, and onions
Vegetable curry with rice and naan bread
Tuna hotdish and green beans
Bean burritos, with rice and avocados
I stocked up on breakfast items like more yogurt and bagels, cream cheese and orange juice plus more deli meat for lunches. Grab and go in the morning so I'm not tempted to order Foodsby or run to the Target deli counter has been working well for a while now. I manage to throw something together and save my time and money. Does nayone else plan mals while in the grocery store? While I usually try and have a list, sometimes just winging it works better for me.