I finally redid my way of doing things a bit by doing the menu for the following week on Wednesday and THAT worked as going from Wednesday to Tuesday...if something is greatly spectacular on sale at Fred Meyer I could still get it and have it for dinner before I'd have to worry about scrambling to put it into the freezer and I could also accommodate things that might go on sale at Carrs. So, menu plans are going to be a bit out of the norm here on The Make Do Homemaker. I know normally blogs post up menu plans on Sunday or Monday it seems, but hey the greatness that is the internet knows no bounds and this is the method that is working for me, so I'm going with it ;).
Making meals, snacks and breakfast items at home is going to become even more important here as the cost of fuel (an hour long commute to and from work everyday) on my husband's end are coming through and it is really really depressing (70.00 for fuel every three days about). Some of that money will be recouped in the fact that my husband isn't eating out for lunch and sometimes breakfast every day while running from one job to another, but it also makes saving money THAT much more important to help offset the cost of the fuel. Thank goodness the kids are off of school for the summer in a couple of weeks so I won't (hopefully) have to run around too much and thus save fuel costs on my end until we get a handle on the new budget. Here's hoping anyway.
So, onto this week's menu!
Menu for Week 5/3/17
Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, saladDesserts: Creamy Vanilla Custard Ice Cream (this is awesome and actually makes quite a bit! We're still eating it!), home made apple pie (we ate it with ice cream...so good!), clafoutis (this I haven't made yet, but am going to make with some canned cherries from the pantry or frozen blueberries...still deciding. Sounds good, though :).
Thursday: Poor Man's Scotch Broth (recipe coming soon on that one), home made bread and butter
Friday: Leftover tacos
Saturday: Home made pizza
Sunday: Mustard pork roast, baked potatoes, salad
Monday: Chicken teriyaki (pull left over teriyaki chicken out of freezer), rice, garlic peas
Tuesday: Knockwurst, home made soft pretzels
Breakfasts: Bran muffins with dates and nuts (baking day for that and the clafoutis is tomorrow since the kids are off school for an in service day), cinnamon rolls (Sunday for the husband for breakfasts for the week at work...I'll use the other 1/2 of the dough to make a loaf of bread), oatmeal (make instant oatmeal packets...we'll see how those go)
Snacks: Boiled eggs, beef jerky (if I can find an odd or end of beef in the freezer to use to make it)
I'm putting together shopping goals for this month as (of COURSE) we've run out of some essentials that I absolutely 100% need to replenish (oil and rice being two of them) so hopefully I can get that list done and figure out how to fit it into the budget as well.
So, that's what we're eating this week. How about you folks? Making anything tasty?