Here we are in NC and I we still need to eat! So shopping and menu planning I go! Harris Teeter is my new BFF store (with up to 20 double coupons a day (up to $0.99...never noticed how many coupons are $1 before;)!). The almost free bread helps our budget quite a bit. I think we'll be eating more bread than we did before, that's for sure!
Here's what we'll be eating this week:
Breakfasts: toast, french toast, cold cereal (lots and lots of $1 cheerios!), bananas
Lunches: sandwiches, leftovers, Yakisoba meals (free at HT after coupon!)
Monday: Taco Soup, crusty whole grain bread
Tuesday: Pasta (whole grain) with marinara & cheese, green beans & garlic bread
Wednesday: Spinach and Brown Rice Casserole
Thursday: Tacos with Brown Rice on the side, peas
Friday: Homemade pepperoni Pizza, carrot sticks, ranch dip and Warm Delights for a dessert treat
Saturday: Tuna Melts and Vegetable soup (frozen from Saturday, I put it in the crockpot but by the evening we were all hugging toilets and garbage cans with the flu! so needless to say we didn't eat the soup then;)
Sunday: Leftovers and packed snacks for our long morning of church and grocery shopping in Charolotte.
Two things we'll be doing to save more money on our grocery budget while here are saving soda pop drinking for special occasions and eating dessert less. Its going to be hard, but since neither of those things do anything good nutritionally for us and we need to keep to a strict budget, this will be a good thing for us to do. I plan to have some lightly sweetened iced tea or lemonade in the fridge for those times when water just isn't doing it for us;).
What's on your menu this week?