Well I just finished my 3rd week of menu planning (2nd week on Menu Plan Monday). You can find lots of meal plans at http://www.orgjunkie.com/ - many of their blogs have recipes. We did really great on our plan this week. I am learning being flexible with the plan works the best- one night I forgot we were eating at church for Parent's Night Out and today we ate leftovers my mother sent home with us from the birthday celebration last night! So here is our plan this week.........
Monday - "On The Go Ravioli Lasagna" , Salad and Fruit
Tuesday- Breakfast Casserole (since we didn't have last week)
Wednesday - Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Thursday- Hamburgers, baked beans, chips
Friday- "Date Night" so we will eat out and FINALLY go see FIREPROOF
Saturday - Chicken Casserole, Broccoli, Hash brown Casserole, Corn on the Cob
I am anxious to try the "On the Go Ravioli Lasagna". Someone brought us this dish while I was home recovering from surgery. It was very yummy. My sweet friend that brought it keeps forgetting to bring me the recipe so I found one on Recipezaar. I will let you know how it goes!
I will tell you I can't believe how much money eating out costs. Now on our third week of trying to eat at home because I found I liked eating at home during my 7 week recovery.
I will also tell you that my first CVS deal actually paid off. I purchased Flintstones Complete Vitamins- $7.49 but I had a $1.00 off coupon. Well they had this for buy one get one 50% off (wish I had printed two coupons). I had extra care bucks to cover my purchase - well I paid the tax- $.34! I wish you could have seen the ladies face at the cash register- she couldn't believe it. I do plan on going back and getting more Flintstones Complete Vitamins. For those of you who know I don't have children and are wondering WHY I am purchasing these vitamins- I am anemic and must take iron pills. I have a hard time taking iron- it makes me sick. My friend and co-worker "Meigs Co." told me she had started taking these vitamins for the iron and it was not making her sick. I checked and for adults it has 100% of the iron you need daily. So I too have started taking them. I am also wondering why I thought they tasted so good as a kid. Oh well, better than taking the other.
Have a great week! I pray you feel encouraged all day, every day!