pantry challenge menu #3...

This week is filled with work (M,TU,W), one dinner guest (W), date night eating out w/hubby (F), and one family night w/friends (SAT). So this weeks menu plan is simple. However, I had a great week last week, staying on course and I have to tell you how good those little victories feel. I did not spend a dime on groceries last week which is awesome. Using that pantry and freezer. Yeah Me!

What has fascinated me about this process is how little it takes to feed my family of four. I am stunned. I know that I can seriously cut my grocery budget by simplifying our meals, planning better which leads to less waste and a more organized kitchen. Great lessons learned. Thanks Life as a Mom and Money Saving Mom for spurring me on to this discovery. My family is better for it.

Here is what we are eating this week:

Breakfast w/ friends
Beef Stroganoff w/ broccoli

yogurt w/ boiled egg, hot tea
ham and cheese sandwich, chips and apple
Spaghetti and Meatballs

yogurt w/boiled egg, hot tea
ham sandwich, chips and apple
Leftovers (gotta clear that fridge)

oatmeal w/hot tea
tuna sandwich, apple & chips
Veggie Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Salad (company for dinner)

oatmeal w/hot tea
Egg Salad Sandwich w/ chips & apple
Fully Loaded Potato Skins (Nigella Recipe) & salad

Date night w/ hubby
Kids are eating leftovers

Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Family night w/ friends
(menu to be determined later this week)

Have a great week & Celebrate the Feast!