It's great to start a new week in the New Year and make a menu plan. I've decided to rejoin "Orgjunkie" and get a serious plan. Taking the time to see what you have on hand coupled with buying a few ingredients to make a plan for the week is very freeing, and yet I don't always take the time. I like plans. I like lists. And I like order. Having said that, I'm not so sure why I often flybytheseatofmypants to make things work. I have more peace when I have a plan because that's the way God made me. He wants me to have His peace, so this is one small way to have that, so here goes.
Monday: Barbecued pork chops, roasted butternut squash, and an asparagus/parmesan puff pastry.
Tuesday: Beef Stew. Need I say more? OK, I will... zucchini bread
Wednesday: Shrimp Scampi & Salad
Thursday: Ham & Cheese paninis (or leftovers from the above nights) :-)
Friday: Penne pasta alfredo with chicken (At my birthday girl's request. Braaten is turning 12 that day)
For this week, I'll leave it at Monday through Friday, but might add the weekends in the future.
As I was stumbling through different blogs and jumping around, I ran across another idea I'd love to try.
There is only one slight problem. I just had food delivered here, which is a beautiful thing and a whole 'nother post. The food delivery that is. It was £83! The whole idea here is to use what is in your pantry, freezer, and fridge in the effort to use what you already have, saving lots of money along the way. Of course you have to plan for milk, bread, eggs, cheese, fruit and vegetables and possibly some meats. The rest should come from your abundance as it is.
My Goals: To spend £250 in January. With a family of 7, that is a savings. I know we spend a lot more, but I can't give you hard numbers because I am bad at keeping a budget at the moment. That's yet another post and I definitely have to work on that.
I'll let you know how I'm doing at this as I go along. It'll be interesting putting different ingredients together in order to use what we have, but I think it will honor my hard-working husband and God all at the same time.
Whatdaya think? Do you want to join me?