This was a food gathering weekend here. It was beginning to look as if the "little old lady that went to the cupboard to fetch a bone" was living here because the cupboards were BARE. Just ask the family, they'd be more than willing to share how empty we were.
I took the time this weekend to prepare a comprehensive shopping list and menu plan for two weeks. It takes time to do this but it's well worth it. I spent $230 -- two weeks of meals including the Christmas Day dinner. There have been times when I go to the store unorganized and I could have spent that amount and then after a week wondered what there was for a meal. Ever been there?
Here's our menu for this week:
Sunday - Chicken & Barley Chili, Crackers
Monday - Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Curry, Rice
Tuesday - Waffles, Bacon, Juice
Wednesday - Homemade Rice-a-Roni (similar to this recipe) with beef, Green Beans
Thursday - Spanish Potatoes (from this book), Salad
Friday - Spaghetti Carbonara, Salad, Garlic Bread
Saturday - Leftovers