We did alright eating at home - just not necessarily eating what I had planned. Monday night we ended up eating leftovers from the previous week - Mountain Man actually used leftover Spaghetti and made Baked Spaghetti on Monday night. Tuesday Night I fixed Southwest Taco Pie - then Wednesday night we had Fried Chicken and potato wedges. Thursday night was when I got sick so we had Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Friday we did have Pizza, and then on Saturday Chicken Pot Pies. Sunday night we had the Pork Chops that I had planned for Monday night - but at least we ate them! So, in a nutshell, we didn't have anything was on the menu plan BUT we didn't eat out!
Let's get honest here - it has been really hard for us to stay with the menu plan with me working. Mountain Man tries to help, but he doesn't like sticking with "the plan". I really don't want to tell him I don't want his help (and it is nice to come home and not have to worry about cooking after working all day), but it sure does make sticking with a plan HARD! However, like I said, I only have two more weeks of work and then we can really get back with "the plan" with a vengeance because I will be doing all the cooking again.
I'm hoping that we will be able to stay with "the plan" this week, but we shall see. Actually, I have changed things up a bit to see IF it is something that Mountain Man will do for me. Wish me luck!
Monday, May 21 - Chicken Alfredo, Pasta, Salad
Tuesday, May 22 - Pork Loin Roast, New Potatoes, Green Beans
Wednesday, May 23 - Grilled Hamburgers, French Fries
Thursday, May 24 - Country Ribs, Potato Salad, Sliced Tomatoes
Friday, May 25 - Movie Night - Pizza
Saturday, May 26 - Chef's Choice
Sunday, May 27 - Bar-B-Que Pork Sandwiches, French Fries
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day - Family Cook Out!
We shall see how this goes - I guess you see that there is a lot of pork on the menu this week - well, there was a really good sale on pork a couple of weeks ago - now we need to eat it. Also, there is a lot of grilling - I'm hoping that if I have Mountain Man grilling he can stick to "the plan". What do you think?
June is going to be a month of eating out of the freezer - it is too full (if there is such a thing) and we need to clean it out. That should also help with the food budget.
I hope that your week went well and that you are all ready to start a new week with your plan ready!