I didn't do a weekly shop but picked up a few odds when my daughter and I looked at mum's. Holding off a week, I'll have a decent budget target if over $75 for the last week of September, and meet or exceed my $300 challenge. I am even counting the Papa Murphy's DH picked up Friday and his rogue shops. Here was my plan for the past week, and what was changed.
Sunday- Homemade macaroni and cheese, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes on the side.
Monday: Chicken and
dumplings, mashed potatoes, leftover ciabatta bread
Tuesday: Dollar Tree $5.00 Meal Challenge -beef jambalaya, broccoli and cheese, spring rolls
Meat loaf, sweet potato wedges ham from freezer, au gratin potatoes
Crock pot mock lasagna leftovers
Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Papa Murphy's pizza
Burrito Bake from Taste of Home Pizza hotdish
So many changes, but leaves me with a lot of ideas for the week. Sunday is set to be a hot one, plus game day and Veg Fest, so I may just figure out dinner later in the day based on how DH ate at home and what we indulged in at the festival. I have some bits that I could make little personal pizzas for a truly lazy day. Here's my possible list.
- Burrito Bake I didn't try last week
- Tuna noodle hotdish with veg and cheese
- Chicken stir fry and rice
- Sausage meatballs with sweet potato wedges
- Chicken, broccoli, rice and cheese hotdish
- Chili dogs and tator tots
- Up cycled grilled cheese (multiple cheeses and tomato) and tomato red pepper soup
- Rice crust vegetable quiche and salad
- Chili Mac and cheese bake
I came up with me ten meals without any further shopping. Whether any are cooked is a guess. I've plenty for lunches and breakfasts as well, though leftovers has been my norm. Boring. Same old. Nothing new unless I do the burrito dish. Does anything speak to you? What might you suggest using my likely ingredients instead?