Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wanna Be More Organized Wednesday

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.

Here goes: 

Friday - Senior Night - mini quiches bought and re-heated/ game food

Saturday - downtown RotaryFest - corn dogs for lunch 

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

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.
I swear.

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, 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!


  1. Very admirable goals! I know what you mean though - sometimes when I'm busy trying to be all organized, I'm so focused on the little things that I usually forget, that I forget the big important thing! :--)

  2. You can do it! You can do it!

  3. Meal plans are totally worth the time it takes to make them. Yours is a good one with dessert and everything - I'm impressed!