We needed some basics, milk, eggs, bread, brat buns, cheese, fruit and juice so DH stopped on his way home last night. A few extras came home as well, but he mostly stayed on point. He also stopped Friday when we picked up my prescription and just bought boneless wings and a gourmet style frozen pizza. It is what he felt like eating. The poor guy had to help shovel, plow, and clear the car lot both on Thursday and Friday, despite Thursday being his day off. He knew they were short handed with people being either sick or stuck, but not at work. He feels he will be rewarded with extra days off on Saturdays for DD2's events without having to cut into his valuable three weeks of vacation. I won't even complain this month about his rogue shopping as he has carried a lot of weight this past week. I'm using DD2's help with food prep-great learning opportunity for her. She'll learn how to make meals with real foods.
I may get by without shopping, but if I decide I need to, I'll do on my way home Wednesday and not make a special trip out. DD2 has back to back choir practices that night so I don't see her until later, but I'll make sure there is something she can heat up after school to tied her over until she is home for the night. She and I will need to get dinner in downtown Minneapolis Friday night after she is at her All State rehearsal all day and I'll pack some instant oatmeal or muffins for Saturday morning. Because of the timing, we bit the bullet and are just staying overnight in a hotel, but we can still change our minds up to Thursday noon and cancel. She has rehearsal until almost 8, then has to be checked in by 7:30 the next morning, so we'd have to leave by 6:30. I'll decide how frugal I want to be as the week progresses.
- Shepherds/Cottage Pie (I don't know the difference)-using some convenience foods of gravy packet, already cooked and frozen ground beef, frozen mixed vegetables, and instant mashed potatoes and whack-em packaged biscuits
- Brats, French fries and salad
- Cheese ravioli and salad
- Tuna Hotdish with green beans
- Pasta fagiole soup with cheddar drop biscuits
- Homemade pizza/flat bread
Theses should yield leftovers for lunches. I have pancake mix and DH is going to make waffles for brunch and he'll do extras for tomorrow or Tuesday. I walked DD2 through making banana muffins yesterday and froze 1/2, plus we can make up some egg burritos, so I think breakfast can be sorted. I Hopefully I can have this crud under control and can cook again in a few days with out risking my families health and then I can easily whip up more muffins or pancakes. So far, I am at $164 for the month in total spending, not bade considering I have not done a proper shop this month yet and a weeks groceries in place. We need laundry soap-I eeked out what we had, leaving enough for an emergency load if need be before I get to the store. I'm feeling financially on top of our discretionary budget for H&G. Not wanting to leave the house is truly a good way to not let recreational shopping ruin a budget.