Archive for February 27th, 2012

Is it the end of February already?  That is hard to believe, and since it is the end of the month, this week is clean out the pantry/fridge/freezer week.  In trying to save money on groceries, I have started a new routine this year.  At the end of one month, I take a calendar and write down supper ideas for the next month.  Yes, that’s right, the WHOLE month!  Then I make one big grocery list that allows me to have the ingredients for all of those meals on hand.  That way I only have to buy perishables the rest of that month.  How is it working?  So far so good.  C & I did have a couple of extra events this month that I really wasn’t expecting so I had to pick up a few things, but all in all, it is working great.

Since I am cooking for just the two of us during the week, I also try to plan suppers that have leftovers and we have those for lunch the next day.  That doesn’t always happen, but I usually end up with lunches for 3 or 4 days which helps out a lot.  The next two weeks probably won’t have any new recipes since this week is grocery week and next week we will be traveling a few days for C’s job.  In fact, I will probably skip next week’s menu plan because I won’t be cooking too much then.

Biscuit Bubble-Up Pizza

Grilled Hamburgers with Oven Baked Fries (We ended up having leftovers last week so I didn’t make this then.)

Pizza Night

Grilled Pork Chops & Oven Baked Fries

Grocery Night

Basic Meatloaf with Butter Roasted Potatoes

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