On Saturdays, I share my menu plan for the upcoming week along with a photo of my groceries and a tally of my spending. My goal is to spend $100/week for our food, toiletries, and cleaning products. I’m currently in the midst of trying to buy more local, sustainably-produced food while sticking to my budget. Can it be done? I don’t know, but I’m going to try, and I’ll share what I learn as I go along.
I didn’t have to go shopping this week (yay!), so I’ve got no grocery picture.
It’s only been in the last 6-9 months or so that Zoe has developed much of an interest in babies.
Of course, she’s not as into them as Sonia, but she does like to hold them and talk to them, and she thinks they’re very cute.
Since Zoe was obviously the last baby in our family, it’s awfully nice that she’s got some little cousins to enjoy…even though she’ll always be the little sister, she can be a big cousin.
On to the official subject matter of today’s post…what we’re eating this week.
Breakfast options will be granola (I’ve been using Cate’s recipe lately), yogurt, whole wheat bread, fruit, muffins, eggs, and cereal.
Lunches will be comprised of sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, homemade yogurt, yogurt smoothies, cottage cheese, fruit, raw veggies, nuts, cheese, and leftovers as necessary. Of course, we don’t eat all of that every single day…it’s just a list of the things we choose from for lunch each day. And Mr. FG eats leftovers for lunch pretty much every day.
Here’s the dinner schedule:
- Takeout date night. Usually we do this on Fridays, but we were babysitting my three nieces then, and it seemed unwise to try for a quiet dinner with 7 children in the house.
- Shrimp Taco Salad (I don’t use the dressing specified in the recipe)
- English Muffins
- Slow-Cooked Beef Tacos (this got bumped from last week. And I know the recipe is for pork, but I have lots of beef and no pork, so beef it is.)
- fruit salad
- Shrimp Burgers
- whatever vegetables need to be used by then
Today’s 365 post: The lilies bloomed this year!
Joshua’s 365 post: Sweet Victory!