Hot, humid, and busy here lately. Sudden thunderstorms make me want to just curl up, but life must go on, including dinner on the table. This week is easy-peasy for me, so that’s good. I planned out two weeks to keep sane.
We’ve got some out of the house for a few days, and I’m even doing a Crock Pot meal, which I haven’t done in a while, don’t ask me why. Yesterday I decided to try to find a copy of The Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook, since the library doesn’t have it. Sounds awesome, but I have to find a d.e.a.l. May need to Amazon it.
I’m so happy produce is bountiful and relatively Cheap right now! Most of it looks really vibrant and fresh. I have no veg garden this year, but let’s not discuss that. Here’s what’s on our dinner menus this week.
Sunday: Leftovers. True unexpected leftovers for three of us. Free!
Monday: Chicken and Pepper “Fajitas” (chicken 1.33/#, peppers 2.75 for combo of 3 peppers), frozen corn for the two guys.
Tuesday: Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli (eye of round steaks .55/# — really!, broccoli .99), brown rice (.35).
Wednesday: Crustless quiche TBD with leftover produce (eggs .97/doz), salads (romaine .99 for a HUGE head, so .25).
Thursday: Two camping, one out with friends, one OYO.
Friday: Two camping, one joining them, one OYO.
Saturday: Pasta (.88) with meat (1.50) sauce (.88), cheese breadsticks (~1.75), green salads (.25).
These seven dinners for us will cost about $13 — WOO HOO! Who’s happy now?! I must say that one thing keeping the cost down is one less diner who eats for two. Another, we’re watching our portions after a visit with older relatives that very little. That put a lens on our eating habits, especially with our getting ready for a high-altitude vacay.
One deal to share: BagNSave’s sale on Sheboygan brats for 1.99/pkg is awesome, but ends Tuesday, 6/25. There are 5 per package, and I got 20 packages that went in the freezer for a party we’re having in August. You can be sure that any leftovers will be eaten by my fam in a timely manner.
So what’s on YOUR menu?
For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.com.