Tuesday, May 30, 2017
What's on the Menu-Making Most of Leftover Edition
Yesterday I did weekend laundry, had several relaxing cups of coffee between loads, and some other light housekeeping to help usher in the week. I also decided to give menu planning another go. I want to maximize the leftovers from the weekend, use what's in the house, and start a fresh slate for the grocery budget in June come Saturday. We needed a few odds and ends like milk, bread for DH and DD's sandwiches, hamburger buns, eggs,and may still need fruit of some sort. Tuna salad leftovers was/will be eaten for lunches yesterday and today. I boiled some eggs as well for my lunches and have a few frozen bananas so a batch of muffins some morning will happen. This is just a weekday menu.
Leftover Sloppy Joes's and cheesy potatoes
Leftover ravioli and meatballs-DH and DD2, cantaloupe, cottage cheese-me
Homemade chicken nuggets, red potatoes, green beans
Hamburgers and red beans and rice
Chicken, long grain and wild rice, carrots
DD2 has just four days this week and four next of school and then she is off until September. I anticipate the groceries going up a bit, but not as much as I spend on school meals. While she does pack a lunch occasionally, with her early morning schedule, it just is easier. I'm guessing we'll go through more yogurt, fruit, bread and deli meat. I'm hoping to keep using leftovers more effectively, reducing food waste. She'll help with meal prep so every night won't be so crazy putting non-convenience foods on the table. Do your meals change in the summer?