The last couple of weeks haven't involved any menu planning and actually required my 21 year old son to do the family grocery shopping. I have to say he did a pretty good job, so good in fact that he'll be doing more of it in the future!
Now that I feel a little bit more in control, I sat down and planned a menu for the week.
Haddock, rice pilaf, corn, applesauce, bread
Brats, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, cranberry relish (we're taking advantage of the unseasonally warm weather to grill this week)
Fend for yourself (X2)
Take out (X2)
Three family meals may not sound like a lot, but based on all of our schedules it's all we can accomplish so I'll take it. When we aren't all together I don't bother cooking. I figure that there is always plenty of food in the house and everyone is old enough to make their own food.
Due to the purchase of the haddock and brats, our grocery bill was a little high this week but we are still staying within our monthly budget. However, I was able to pick up $12 in coupons at the store which I was pretty excited about. I don't typically cut coupons (our grocery store hangs coupons by the product), but there was a $5 coupon for purchasing 10 General Mills items. Old El Paso taco seasoning was included in the 10 items. The price of Old El Paso taco seasoning at our store is $.69. Buying ten of them cost $6.90, after the $5 coupon I was able to get ten for $1.90. I was pretty stoked about such a good deal.
That's my menu for the week. What's on your plate? Feel free to share a link in the comment section.
I'll be linking this up over at I'm an Organizing Junkie