I've been doing really good about sticking to our menus so we can follow our budget. Starting on the first of this month we are "living" off of just Ben's salary since that's the way it will be once #2 gets here. I know it will be no surprise to those of you strict budget followers but man it makes such a big difference when you sit down and write it out...such a difference. I love grocery shopping. I'm talking LOVE going to the grocery store. If we had an infinite income there is no telling what I would come home with! So, that being said, it has been especially difficult for me to stick to my grocery budget but I have been doing it. Thank you Aldi, Kroger and Schnucks for your great sales lately :) Here's hoping I can stay on or under budget again this week.
I'm going to try to make Broccoli Cheese soup for the first time this week. Both Ben and Jackson absolutely love it so we'll see how it turns out. I'm going to follow this recipe but will probably tweak it here and there...as usual.
Breakfast will be waffles, cereal, nutri grain bars and fresh fruit.
Lunch will most likely be:
Chicken strips or fish sticks
and if I'm feeling spunky, some sort of soup or pot of beans to eat on all week...for me of course :)
Monday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and biscuits
Tuesday: Chef Salad and Baked Potatoes
Wednesday: Hamburgers, homemade fries and baked beans
Thursday: Apricot Chicken and squash
Friday: Double Decker Taco night
Saturday: Broccoli Cheese soup and Brats
Sunday: Baked Spaghetti, Salad and Garlic bread