Update on last week — we ended up not having the risotto because I had some potatoes that needed to be used instead. I”ll definitely try it soon though. Instead of breakfast for dinner, we ended up having this quiche one night… and we went to McDonald’s on a night. Spending $12 for supper for 3 at McDonalds is much cheaper than going out to eat at a non fast food restaurant a couple of nights a week (as we have been known to do in the past), so I say we are still making progress.
This month may be a challenge. This is the month that… after cutting back on eating out and everything else I can think of… we are actually going to *follow* the budget that I’ve been creating for the last few months. That means going to the store once a week, using cash, shopping sales even more, eating out maybe once in a month.
Monday 5/3/10: Hot dogs on the grill (charcoal or Foreman depends on the weather!), baked beans
Wednesday 5/5/10: Black bean and corn quesadillas, tortilla chips with salsa & guacamole
Thursday 5/6/10: Grilled chicken, green beans, corn on the cob
Friday 5/7/10: Parmesan Turkey Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas
Saturday 5/8/10: pasta salad (from Aldi’s) for lunch; leftovers for supper
Sunday 5/9/10: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings for lunch; spaghetti for supper