It's time to plan my menu again. If you'd like to do that also and then link up, go to "Orgjunkie". It's really helpful when you know what to cook for the week.
Monday: Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice
Tuesday: Cheddar Chowder (I found this recipe over at Sarah's blog)
Wednesday: Home-made meatball sandwiches & mixed vegetables
Thursday: Pasta with sauce from Wednesday's meal
Friday: My hubby's cooking because I'll be away in Malaga, Spain with a friend :-)
We are still eating out of the pantry as much as possible, especially since our move is just around the corner. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow.
So here's the thing... I broke budget!! I must clear something up anyway while we're talking budget. That £250, while it might be doable for some families of 7, was and is not doable for us. I had originally put that number up because we were and still are eating out of our pantry and freezer plus I didn't have a good handle on what our monthly food spend is to begin with. Am I taking the easy way out and not trying to budget? No way, dudes! I just need to pay closer attention to what we regularly spend and then I can have a fair budget.
The other tiny issue was that Shawn and I hosted Sunday lunch here for some of the older folks at church. They call this lunch "Open Home" and different families host it during the month. We really enjoyed having the 8 here, plus we also hosted 8 of the sweetest girls that are currently attending Bible college at Capernwray Bible School that were visiting our church yesterday. They will be back in a few weeks to serve in all kinds of ministries that our church does. ALL THAT TO SAY we ordered food on-line again to make the food and that also helped to break my measly budget. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat! By the way, I invited those same girls for dinner when they return in a few weeks. I think they liked my homemade "New York Style Cheesecake."
Happy Menu Planning and eating-out-of-your-pantries-until-the-food-is-all-gone. :-)