If you follow the blog on Face Book, you’ll know that our fridge went out last week. After multiple calls to the landlord (oops! Their out of town?! Arg!) and hubby going to buy a fridge himself, we have the new one coming today. I’ll have to rush home and get all the freezer stuff loaded into coolers, but I’m happy to have a new fridge.
Thankfully the freezer didn’t go out too, but it sickens me to have to throw out as much food as I did. As a result, last week’s menu got more or less thrown out the window and I was working with what we had. Add another $26 to the budget last week for dinners.
This week’s menu isn’t 100% complete, but it’s getting there. I want to see what’s on sale at the market this week. Unlike 2011’s challenge, this year’s lets me have a lot of wiggle room.
So here’s this week’s menu. I haven’t done the grocery shopping yet, so I don’t have the price breakdown. It will be a little higher this week since I have to replace a lot of basics like milk, eggs and mayo.
As usual, in no particular order…
Mon 9: winging it. Whatever I can find in the freezer/pantry
Tue 10: Cheeseburger Casserole (from 101 ways to use pancake mix), Salad
Wed 11: CORN/Leftovers
Thur 12: Sundried Tomato, Sausage and Fontina Pizza, salad, orange slices
Fri 13: Beef Burgundy or Beef Stew (in the crock pot), salad and noodles
Sat 14: Feta and Sundried Tomato Ravioli (from 1001 Vegetarian) with a prosciutto and browned butter sauce
Sun 15: No plan yet.
Lunches: Barley Lentil Salad (from Beyond the Moon)
Other: Chocolate Stripe Cake (Hershey’s)