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