Boy, where does the time go? It just seems like a few hours ago I was writing about last week’s menu plan and now it is time for another one. One thing is certainly true…the weekends are never ever long enough! I was able to work on my furniture re-do project a little and the two pieces are now ready for priming next weekend. Yay!!
I definitely have to hit the grocery store this week though. I have time to do it this week and since it is this close to February, I am counting this as my big grocery shopping trip for February. I had noticed that in the last few months of 2011, our grocery bill was way too high, so I started investigating why. The holidays were one reason. I was cooking a LOT of goodies for special occasions, but I also notice another trend. I was overbuying quite a bit, too. That revelation led me to the decision that instead of doing a weekly menu plan on my calendar, I would do a monthly one as well so it would be easier to do my grocery shopping. I still have to stop once a week or so for milk and fresh fruits and veggies but I am trying to only buy staples once a month. It worked in January. Our grocery bill was down by about one hundred dollars from November and December and I hope this trend continues.
Sausage Bake with fruit
Country ham & biscuits with oven baked fries (This didn’t get made last week.)
Shredded Pork BBQ with oven baked fries
Italian Cream Cake (my dad’s birthday cake)