i have lots of ideas. but some of ‘em don’t pan out so well. okay, most of ‘em. because, as we all know, what sounds good on paper sometimes doesn’t translate well in real life. so here’s where we are in our real life.
cooking day: the trial run worked out really well. we’re down to the very bottom of the food barrel. it’s been 3 1/2 weeks since i went on the huge shopping trip. i’ve supplemented with 2 mini grocery shopping trips (for fruits, veggies, and a few insta-foods, oh, and a bunch of sweets, what can i say?) at $63.00 for one and $19.00 for the second. we have eaten out a couple times – especially for my honey’s lunches. but that’s gonna just be a fact of life for us. and that’s alright. we’re planning another huge trip for tomorrow (guess i better start figurin’ out what we’re gonna eat this time around!). here’s what we had and how it worked. if you want some of the recipes comment and let me know.
- lots of deli sandwiches
- white chili
- breaded chicken sandwiches
- southern meat and potatoes
- ham and egg sandwiches
- egg casserole
- chinese dinner – this was a huge hit
- parmesan chicken
- mexican chicken
- tacos and bean burritos
- ravioli – regular(not outta the can) and toasted and fried mozzarella sticks – also a huge hit
- chicken enchiladas
- homemade pizza – not a hit at all – i can’t get the crust right – any suggestions on this?
- lemon garlic pork loin – argh – i planned several meals off this one. i left it on the stove to cool after just one helping and daisy-the-cat got to it – into the trash went a whole pork loin. no cats were harmed in this, except in my imagination.
- turkey smoked sausage – kids LOVE this one
- french toast
- tuna fish
- twice baked potatoes
lots of bacon, breakfast sausage, toast with butter or jelly or both, pb&j’s, green beans, great northern beans, corn, carrots, apples, bananas, grapes, strawberries, cereal – we don’t eat a lot of this – it’s on my hate list: too much money, the kids don’t really eat a lot of it anyway, makes a HUGE mess with all my little ones, don’t feel like it’s very nutritious. however, if it’s something i like i can put away a box at a sitting - another reason to not have it in the house.
leftovers and insta(box or frozen)foods filled in the gaps, we just can’t bring ourselves to drop our frozen pizzas. we’re frozen pizza freaks. we also love us some frozen chicken pot pies – all of us - right down to the baby.