OK, so this week I'm challenging myself, and yes it is a major challenge, to not go to the grocery store. It's a challenge because not only is it something I've always done since I got married, but I actually like grocery shopping! Once a week you go to the grocery store right? Well for me at least, this is the way it is, or was.
My plan is this two week menu listed below:
Sunday-Contessa brand stir-fry chicken over jasmine rice (cooked with about a tsp garlic, juice from half a lime, and EVOO)
Monday-Homemade spinach, feta and tomato pizza with caramelized onion and garlic (I make dough in the bread-maker)
Tuesday-Tuna and egg salad sandwiches, carrot sticks, and homemade potato salad
Wednesday-baked Mahi Mahi, dittalini with parmesan, evoo and italian seasoning, and steamed broccoli with garlic and evoo
Thursday-homemade chicken pot-pie
Friday-Veggie burger crumbled and sauteed with onion and garlic mixed with marinara sauce, and served over quinoa
Saturday-Homemade cream of broccoli soup, homemade garlic bread (from freezer)
Sunday-Stouffers Chicken Enchiladas from freezer (these are really good), chips and salsa
Monday-Hash brown Frittata, fresh fruit
Tuesday-Basa w/chili and lime marinade, salad, brown rice w/garlic and evoo
Wednesday- Turkey Burger nachos w/lettuce, tomato, shredded cheddar, salsa, and sour cream
Thursday- Homemade gnocchi and meatball in marinara from freezer and steamed green beans
Friday-Homemade pizza (dough from bread-maker) make 2, 1 cheese w/peppers, olives, and oinion and 1 w/turkey sausage
Saturday-Chicken and dumpling soup
Sunday-Grilled bar-b-que, ginger chicken, rice w/mixed veggies and garlic
OH yea, and did I mention we will not be eating out; this isn't a terribly big challenge because we eat out only once a week at most anyway.
I pack my boys lunches every day, and will continue with what's shown.
I also will be eating lunch from the shown supplies.
Next week I'm only going to shop for fresh fruit and veggies.
This is what I have to work with
This idea/plan couldn't have come at a better time, because my pantry and freezer are pretty well stocked, and with company coming for thanksgiving I'd love to clean out and start fresh. Who knows maybe I can even take this to 3 weeks.
Check back next week to see how I did!
courage for the week 4.26.15
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