Menu Plan and Shopping List 8/14/14-8/20/14

If you’re wondering why I missed posting a video last Friday and my menu plan post is late, let me just sum up by saying it started with technical difficulties with my computer on Friday and continued with me having a minor surgery on Monday. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back on track with my normal posting schedule now, though.

Because of the surgery I bought *gasp* store bought bread and lunch meat for simplicity on my last shopping trip. The store bought bread especially came in handy this week. We also ate a couple rounds of frozen pizza at various points, and a friend from church brought us a meal of burritos after I had surgery, so only about half our meals for the week happened as I planned them. I will say that having chicken noodle soup cooked ahead and ready to reheat after I got home from surgery worked very well, so planning ahead was still a win, even if not every meal happened as I planned it.


Social Event


Leftovers/Fridge Scrounging

Pork Roast with Onions, Carrots and Mushrooms

Indian Spiced Lentils with Roasted carrots

Salmon Fillet Sandwiches (If we’re not tired of carrots yet we’ll have baby carrots and dip on the side, otherwise I’ll cook up some frozen broccoli or green beans.)

Beef Enchiladas (With everything going on I STILL haven’t made this meal my husband requested for his birthday. Thankfully, he’s easygoing about that sort of thing, but I’d really like to get it made for him this week.)

If we run out of leftovers, we may still have sandwich material left. Otherwise, throwing together a stirfry of some kind may be a good option.


I made blueberry muffins over the weekend, and have more blueberries in the fridge that I hope to turn into muffins, and I also need to use up the yogurt that’s in the fridge and make a fresh batch, so that may be the focus of most of our breakfasts this week. Of course, there’s always the old eggs, fruit, toast routine to fall back on too.
Baking and Extras:

I made a batch of 40 minute rolls and blueberry muffins this past week. Also, I finally just threw away the cabbage because it was starting to get moldy (sigh). I doubt I’ll be doing a lot of extra projects this coming week, but I would like to use up or freeze that big zucchini, feed my ginger bug and make a new batch of homemade ginger ale, and make a batch of kombucha. Oh, and make more blueberry muffins. Hopefully that’s all doable…

Shopping List:

I’m not going shopping this week, nor did I notice any particularly thrilling sales. However, you  might want to take a look at Kroger’s digital coupons, as one of the coupons they currently have available is for $1 off Talenti Gelato. I also recently discovered that they offer ‘Best Customer Bonus’ digital coupons, which seem to based of off items you’ve previously bought, including one they gave me for $2 off any produce purchase of $10 or more. So, if you do much shopping at all at Kroger, you might want to check and see if they’re offering you any special digital coupons.

If you run across any good grocery deals this week, feel free to leave a comment and let us know about them!

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