This week I'm trying to save a little money at the grocery store with some budget dishes. Last week I did well at the checkout -- it was the first time in months that my total grocery bill was under $200. That really motivated me to try to spend less in the future. My husband keeps telling me that slim days are ahead. Whether or not that really happens, it's a good thing to use your food money wisely.
My brother and his family are coming in to town mid-week, so I'm scheduling some meals later in the week that can be expanded for a larger crowd if they dine with us. I'll also be baking on Friday because our church festival is this weekend and I take pies and cakes to sell whole or per piece.
Lunch: Skyline chili
Dinner: Chicken Fajitas, chips, Fresh Salsa, Flan
Dinner: Girl's night -- maybe we'll just eat popcorn!
Lunch: "Basghetti" (Peach's request)
Dinner: Tortilla and Black Bean Pie
Tuesday -- Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Dinner: Bella Bruschetta Salad (the kids can have frozen pizzas)
Dinner: Summer Veggie Frittata
Thursday -- Feast of St. Bridget
Lunch: Turkey club sandwiches
Dinner: Swedish Meatballs and noodles, Rye bread, Steamed green beans
FridayLunch: Bean, cheese, and fresh tomato salsa tostadas
Dinner: Stuffed Shells, Salad, Bread
* Tried and true
* New to me