Last week was absolutely crazy. There were some problems at work and I didn't get home in time for dinner a couple of times. When I did make it home there was always someone missing so the four of us didn't get to sit down together all week. We'll be remedying that tonight when we have our Chicken on a Steamer (sometimes known a little indelicately as Beer B*tt Chicken).
When I made up the shopping list I was pretty excited, we didn't need a lot so I was expecting a fairly cheap week at the grocery store. Imagine my surprise when the total was actually a couple of bucks over my budget. I budget $200 per week for groceries (yes - it may seem like a lot but that includes toilet paper, laundry supplies, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene, etc), the last few weeks I've been averaging about $150. When the total came to $205 I was stunned (this was after coupons). To add insult to injury, we have a $300 daily limit on our debit card. Since I took $100 out earlier in the day I couldn't use the debit card for the full amount. I had to give the cashier $20 cash and the use the debit card for the rest. I felt a little foolish - oh well!
I'm feeling optimistic that this is going to be a good week and we'll be able to follow our menu - here's my plan.
Cinnamon Rolls (I'll share the recipe in separate link)
Blueberry Muffins (these will be from a mix)
Chicken Casserole (since we didn't have it last week I threw it on the menu for this week)
Brats (did you expect anything else - they are a family favorite)
Hamburgers (see above)
Pizza on the grill (haven't tried this before - I'll let you know how it goes)
What's on your menu for the week?
I'll be linking this up over at I'm an Organizing Junkie
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