I have not being doing a very good job at sticking with our grocery budget lately. I blame rising food prices and two small hungry people and one very tall man with a hollow leg. Needless to say, I have got to start being more strict so I think I may have to go back to cash this month. I have been using a debit card that is linked to a checking account solely for groceries but doing cash again might make my shopping trips a little more realistic on how much I spend.
This week I'm planning on only buying a few dairy items at HEB, bread from the Dollar Store and stocking up on super cheap produce at Chicho Boys Fruit Market. Did you know that Dollar General sells Nature's Own breads for just a dollar? They have whole wheat bread and sometimes english muffins and bagels. The store is right on my way to the gym so I go once or twice a month and stock up. The selection can be hit or miss depending on when they've gotten a shipment in.
Target has eggs on sale this week for 99 cents a dozen plus an additional 5 cents off with the Cartwheel app so I stocked up with six dozen yesterday.
Here's my menu for the next few days. We will be gone for Easter weekend so this is a loose menu for about 7 dinners. I will fill in with whatever veggies I get at the produce market tomorrow.
Monday - Cobb salads with leftover grilled chicken
Tuesday - BBQ chicken in the crockpot with brown rice for David and the kids. Side of broccoli salad. Let's see, it's currently 2pm and my chicken is still frozen so I should probably get a move on dinner soon!
Wednesday- Muffins of some sort, kale sweet potato and egg hash
Thursday- Left over grilled chicken topped with avocados, cole slaw
Friday- At my parents for Easter weekend.
Meal ideas for next week with current food from freezer
Homemade pizza. I have a fantastic grain free pizza crust I will share soon. I cannot find the original link anywhere but I did print a copy.
Egg Roll in a bowl with fried brown rice
Beef and vegetable kabobs