Last week was a huge success with my menu plan. Can I encourage you emphatically to do this if you currently don't? Having a plan will give you some measure of peace knowing that all you have to do is cook to pull it off. :-)
Meatloaf (rolled up with broccoli & cheese)
Risotto with peas
Baked ham (leftover from Sunday)
Ranch Style Chicken (recipe from Pioneer Woman)
Pasta with homemade marinara sauce
This has been a great challenge for me to only use what I already have with the exception of buying milk, bread, eggs, & fruit & vegetables as we need them. Last week I also baked 4 loaves of zucchini bread and my dear hubby baked 2 loaves of wheat bread. We had had a snowstorm, and with frugality in mind, we both got in a baking mood.
When you really look at what you already have, that might have been pushed back in your pantry or has simply been ignored, there is a lot to work with. At least in my case there is. We want to be good stewards of what God has already provided and I've always liked a good challenge.
Purchases we made this week within our £250 budget for January were:
£29.12 at Costco
£23 for Dominos pizza (oops that wasn't on the menu plan!)
£49.28 at Morrisons for Braaten's birthday
£8.75 at the bakery
£20 Lunch at the bakery on Friday (It was Braaten's birthday after all)
+83.00 from last week's grocery order
Hmm... no more eating out this month! It's only January 11th and we only have £60.06 left in our proposed budget. The burning question is: Can we do it??? We'll have to just wait and see.
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