Menu Plan and Shopping List 6/26/14-7/2/14

Once again, real life has overruled a fairly large section of my menu plan. It started when I completely forgot to make kohlrabi fritters (because the salmon sandwiches are for a ‘in the car’ meal I more often try to pile tomato slices or lettuce on the sandwiches for a veggie, and didn’t remember I wanted to do an actual side this time) and also forgot to soak dried peas to make a pea hummus.

Then, we’ve ended up spending several days with some of my husbands siblings as part of his family was out of town, which I completely forgot was happening when I planned meals for those days.

The upshot is that I have plenty of meal ideas to carry over to next week!

I’ve picked up a few new food ideas from my husband’s sister over the past few days, and you may eventually see her standard whole wheat bread recipe (using hard white wheat instead of hard red wheat) or her fried bread recipe show up on the blog.

Dinners:

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Leftovers/Fridge Scrounging

Baked Beans (for church fellowship meal)

Baked Potatoes topped with ham gravy, roasted beets

Spaghetti (with homemade whole wheat noodles) (As before, extra veggies in the sauce, specifically onions and leftover roasted beets, possibly green salad on the side.)

Burritos

Lunches:

Because of the extra number of social events this week, I’m likely to run out of leftovers fora couple of lunches. I’ll probably cover that lack with some easy food like tuna sandwiches or homemade macaroni and cheese.

Breakfasts:

I’m thinking fried potatoes for at least one breakfast (using leftover baked potatoes, which speeds the process up quite a bit). Because of the craziness of the week, I haven’t really gotten any baking done, but hopefully I’ll at least get a quick batch of muffins or something made for breakfasts next week.

Baking and Extras:

Just carrying over my projects from last week, though pared back a bit, because I expect the coming week to also be somewhat full. I’m still going to plan on making homemade whole wheat pasta and homemade tortillas, but besides that and maybe a batch of muffins (oh, and a new batch of kombucha!) everything else will get pushed to another time.

Menu Plan and Shopping List:

I probably won’t go shopping this week, and I haven’t seen most of the food ads, so all I can tell you is that nothing in the Aldi ad looked like an amazing deal this week. (Though, for some reason, I always have a nearly irresistible urge to buy cherries when they go on sale, as they did this week.)

If you’ve noticed any good deals happening this week, or have any good farmer’s market finds to tell us about, feel free to share your news in the comments.

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