I arrived at work last Friday and decided to quit whining, put my big girl panties on and come up with a menu so that I could buy groceries as planned and have the week more organized.
Friday - Senior Night - mini quiches bought and re-heated/ game food
Saturday - downtown RotaryFest - corn dogs for lunch
Dinner - Chicken Broccoli Supreme
Pioneer Woman Apple Dumplings for dessert
Sunday - Crock-Pot chicken taco stuff served over tortilla chips for lunch
Chocolate Chip cookies
Brinner for Supper
Monday - Shrimp Creole and PW Red Velvet Sheet Cake
Tuesday - Enchiladas Supreme
Wednesday - Church Night Supper
I knew I would have a houseful of people all weekend and I would need to have food on hand. I tried to plan ahead so I wouldn't have to go to the grocery store again and again. I did go over my budgeted amount for the week...but I swear I didn't buy anything we didn't need.
Then, I forgot Soccer Boy's birthday on Monday.
Soccer Boy is a fan of my cooking; bless his heart. Birthdays are celebrated around here partly by the birthday person choosing the restaurant he/she wants.
Soccer Boy chose eating in...instead of the pasta on my agenda, however, he asked me if I could make that "shrimp stuff over rice like you did that time"
I finally figured out what he was talking about...so, of course, I had to go back to the store.
Next week will have to be a lean week to recoup for this one. But, I'd rather be lean now than run short during the week of Thanksgiving.
I have 1 meal worth of frozen chicken breasts, tilapia, the pasta stuff I had planned for Monday and a little over a pound of gr. chuck in the freezer. I'm hoping to make due with that + start picking up what I need for Thanksgiving week.
I think I can do it bc that's 4 meals right there. Wish me luck!