My day on Wednesday did not allow me to get my meal planning accomplished for the week. And I have time today so inspite of the fact that the deals are better on Wednesday (where I live anyway) I will be doing my shopping today.
So first I take a look around my kitchen. Here are the items I have that I can use this week:
Container of soup mix from Harry & David
3 bags mixed frozen veggies
Mexican Shredded Cheese
Bag of Baby Carrots
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Here are the meals I plan on making:
Breakfast Meals: Sausage, Egg & Cheese English Muffins (I will freeze these and defrost each morning)
Meal #1: Pork Tenderloin, Green Bean Casserole
Meal #2: Spinach Stuffed Chicken and mixed veggies. (I am going to sort of jerry-rig a recipe because I don’t want to use cheese. I have bread crumbs so I should be able to figure something out).
Meal #3: Soup. I know it’s hot out but this soup mix looks amazing. It’s got veggies in it (plus I think I will add some of the carrots) and the only ingredient I don’t already have in the house is chicken broth.
Meal #4: Salads. It’s starting to get cool outside so I want to use all my veggies, dressings and salad items before I REALLY start craving soups and chili.
Those will be my meals this week. From that I created my shopping list:
French Onions (for green bean casserole)
All the fruits and veggies I want
Since I am going to be buying alot of fruits and vegetables this week I am heading to Harris Teeter where I have found the quality is a little bit better in my neck of the woods. Even though my trip doesn’t include coupons this week, by taking a few minutes to plan ahead I was able to best utilize the items in my house!