This was my weekend to buy groceries (we swap weekends. It saves time, and keeps us sane, I think…) I did get my husband’s take on what he’d like to eat this week, and kept in mind that he’s working late almost every day and I’ll be cooking most (if not all) nights. Time is of the essence. Also, we have a kiddo who is super-clingy in the evenings so meals must be quick.
Oh, and money is key. I need to save money (see Friday’s post about finances.)
Sunday – Pasta with a clam sauce – We were supposed to have pork, but it wasn’t thawed yet.
(The recipe from a cookbook that a local group put together years and years ago. My family loved this when I was younger, and I make it occasionally now.)
Monday – Rosemary crusted pork tenderloin and vegetable. (This was a leftover meal from last week that we didn’t get to.)
Tuesday – Southern spring salad with chicken (a Tupelo Honey recipe. We have their cookbook.) Salads need to be eaten early in the week since ingredients go bad quickly. Also, I’m hoping to go to ceramics class this night.
Wednesday – Grilled chicken and vegetables (another leftover recipe from last week. Oh, and I stocked up on chicken a few weeks ago when I found hormone-free organic chicken on sale for $2.99/pound.) Also, mashed potatoes. We have potatoes that need to be used soon.
Thursday – Rigatoni (with spaghetti sauce and beef.)
Friday – Open. Probably leftovers, which we seem to have a lot of these days. Never a shortage of food around our house!
Saturday – Party night. My husband is making a red velvet cake, so I had to make sure we had ingredients, but otherwise we’re planning on eating at the party and not making a huge dinner.
And that’s all I’ve got. I spent $76 on groceries. I would have spent around $80, but my list was lost in the produce section (baby grabbed it, I thought I still had it. It went missing.) I missed the two cans of chopped clams and a jar of salsa. I didn’t do a terrible job at buying what I needed and avoiding what we didn’t need in the house!