We are gearing up for our weekend of filling the freezer. This weekend was a little too crazy with sleep-overs and Valentine's Day. I am hoping next weekend will be a little less hectic. My daughters have been making the master shopping list and organizing our coupons. I went ahead and got a few of the things I knew we would need while out shopping this week and $315.00 later am nowhere near ready to begin! That's the only kicker about eating from the pantry for a month...at some point you're going to have to fill it up again! Lest we forget I have 7 kiddos, 3 of whom are boys, we will never be able to eat on $25.00 a week....but I can dream....
We are playing stock up right now and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of ALDI to Texas. In March and April, 29 of these wonderful stores are opening in the Dallas area. A little bit of a drive (3 1/2 hours) but well worth it for the savings. Last time we went to one in Arkansas and spent $150.00 on canned and dry goods that lasted 4+ months. See what I mean?
Here is this week's menu....
Monday: Corn Chowder and cheddar garlic biscuits
Tuesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday: Chicken and Dumplings
Thursday: Irish dance performance @ The Children's Museum of Houston = dinner out
Friday: Family Fun Night! I'm not sure what I'm doing for this one yet...
Saturday: Chicken Parmigiana on sourdough Sandwiches
Sunday: Carmelized onion and Swiss burgers, seasoned fries (hold over from last week)
This week I am also trying to have a target room for each day of the week so I can get a head start on Spring cleaning. I am also purposing to start planning breakfasts and lunches starting March 1st and include more recipes! Happy planning and eating!