Sunday, May 23, 2010
Menu Plan Monday: 5/23-5/29
There was a time when I would have only bought a few packages because I would not have wanted to spend so much on one trip. However, I now completely abide by the stockpiling principle. If something is on a great sale that I use a lot (chicken, hamburger, peas, etc.) I will buy a ridiculous amount. It might be "expensive" that one week, but the price overall is great. My first experience with this was finding 93/7 hamburger marked down to only $2 package. I bought ten packages, which I thought was a lot then. However, now I would have bought out that section because after I used that I up I had to buy much more expensive hamburger. I have never seen that high percentage meat on sale for much lower than $3.
Moral of the Story: Strike while the iron is hot (as my mother would say). In other words, take full advantage of great deals (while of course keeping an eye on the budget).
The menu this week was pretty much designed by my husband (as was last week's which I didn't get around to posting). This is the end of the year and I have been pretty much living at the school. My husband has been taking care of much of the cooking (and I do the clean up:) ). Here's what he chose for the week:
Monday: Hamburgers on the grill, tater tots, carrots and dip
Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, strawberry smoothies
Wednesday: Spaghetti, salad, bread
Thursday: Grilled cheese, clementines, apples with peanut butter
For more menu plan ideas, visit Organizing Junkie.