Happy Monday! I'm linking up at orgjunkie's Menu Plan Monday this week.
Lately I have been slacking on the menu planning. However, I can say that Frank and I have decreased our eating out drastically in the last three weeks. In an effort to trim our budget, we have been trying to eat from our pantry and (ever-dwindling) stockpile. It has been nice to see more space being made in our overstuffed pantry and to see more dollars in the checking account.
The effort to eat at home and to eat from the pantry had improved our budget enough to where I could pay an extra $200 on our main credit card balance this month! In fact, the last three weeks, I have only been to the store three times. Each time I bought staples (bread, milk, cheese, etc) and a few other random items to fill in the holes for recipes I had for the week. It was so nice to pay that extra money towards the credit card! Take that, US Bank!
Anyways, time to return to today's subject: menu planning. This week's menu is as follows:
Monday: Dining out at a local mexican resturant. (No money out of pocket though, my family is taking me out for my birthday dinner!)
Tuesday: Cowboy casserole
Wednesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Friday: Something drive-through
Saturday: Eating with the family--might try a new recipe for my Mom. She's a diabetic and needs a more expansive "healthy eating" recipe collection.
Sunday: Cheesy Brocolli Chicken Foil Packs (You can find the recipe for this on Pinterest. Just search "Throw in the oven chicken packs." Or just click here: http://bestlife4moms.weebly.com/5/post/2012/04/cheesy-broccoli-chicken-foil-packs.html )
That just about covers it! I hope y'all have a great week and thank you for stopping by!