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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Going Grocery Free: Menus and an update

We're on Day 5 of our grocery free challenge, and it's going really well. I haven't felt the urge to rush out to the grocery store, yet.

In fact, not having to grocery shop is rather freeing. I'm happy to mark that chore off my to-do list.

Cooking from my stockpile has required me to plan our meals, something I lectured my husband about this morning when he offered to cook tonight. (Sorry, hon! But if you want to cook tonight, you need to thaw things ahead of time and get things marinating.)

Here's what we've been eating this week, along with the rest of our menus. You can download some nifty weekly meal planners from Mom Advice. Hers are the ones I use.

Monday:
Breakfast: homemade cherry and white chocolate chip muffins and waffles
Lunch: out to lunch (Daddy was working in town, so we all met up)
Dinner: Wacky Mac & Cheese casserole dressed up with leftover spiral sliced ham and frozen mixed vegetables

Tuesday:
Breakfast: frozen Sara Lee sausage biscuits
Lunch: Momma out to lunch with the girls; leftover Wacky Mac & Cheese casserole
Dinner: Bratwurst, Grandma Joyner's Baked Beans, diced peaches

Wednesday:
Breakfast: frozen Sara Lee sausage biscuits/waffles
Lunch: brats and leftover Wacky Mac & Cheese casserole
Dinner: Crockpot barbecue chicken, stir-fried squash, green beans

Thursday:
Breakfast: bacon cheddar pinwheels
Lunch: sandwiches
Dinner: Chicken and dumplings, green beans

Friday:
Breakfast:Raspberry Breakfast Bars
Lunch: chicken and dumplings
Dinner: Manicotti, side salad

Saturday:
Breakfast: pancakes
Lunch: Diner's choice leftovers
Dinner: flat iron steak, corn on the cob, Alton Brown's baked brown rice, side salad

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