Meal 3: Shrimp Kabobs on the grill (shrimp, red peppers, green peppers, zucchini, whatever we find to put on them), and grilled corn on the cob We had these on Tuesday and they were YUMMY!! The Grill Master (AKA Hubby) outdid himself with this tasty - and healthy- meal!
Meal 4: Lemon Chicken on the grill, and Herb Roasted Veggies Never did the Lemon Chicken, but did do the Herb Roasted Veggies with the London Broil on Sunday. Not bad! I think I like the Roasted Broccoli better but these were pretty tasty too!
Meal 5: London Broil on the grill with a spinach salad Hubby Grilled up the London Broil on Sunday after marinating it all night - Yummos!
Meal 6: Probably another CORN night on the weekend CORN night ended up being Monday and Wednesday. Monday to make room for the groceries we bought, and Wednesday to accomodate a crazy schedule.
**Added meal** Saturday night rather than grilling we stir fried some green, yellow, and red pepers with onions and sausage and whole wheat spaghetti noodles (It's what we had lol). It turned out pretty good :)
This Week's Menu:
We are doing something a little different this week. Instead of buying anything, we are going to try to use up whatever we have in the fridge/freezer/pantry and clean it out a little. I've seen several frugal/cooking/etc blogs with an eat-from-what-you-have type of challenge so I thought I'd give it a shot this week. There are 2 main reasons for this.
- We're trying to save money and would rather spend our grocery money on other things this week and...
- We are running out of room to store things in the fridge/freezer/pantry so there MUST be too much stuff in there!
- Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Maybe even Parmesan Chicken with Garlic and Herbs again as it is really yummy!
- I know there is some frozen Tempura Shrimp so we may have to do an Asian night and break out the chopsticks we have left over from Japan.
- Hamburger Helper one night
- We have Spaghetti that I can make also
- Other than that it may be just simply grilling/baking the meat (Chicken and/or shrimp) and adding a veggie.
- Saturday: Definately eating out this night. My baby step-brother is having his Eagle Ceremony for Boy Scouts! YAY Proud of him! That makes My Grandpa (my mom's dad), my biological dad, my uncles (My mom's brothers), my brothers (two of them), and my cousin Josh all Eagle Scouts. It's become a family tradition :)
Somewhere around here I have a cookbook called "A Man, A Can, and A Plan" that has recipes with simple ingredients such as "a can of this" or "a bottle of that" that can usually be found in every house. I may have a look in there and see what I come up with once I figure out what is lurking in the back of the freezer/pantry (If it's lurking in the back of the fridge then it probably isn't fit for ANY kind of recipe other than a science experiment - and I still have a few weeks before school starts back up!)
My other baby brother (The other Eagle Scout) is coming to stay with us one night this week, so that night we may go out to dinner - or Bubby may want to stay in, who knows with a 19 year old Navy kid! He's going to spend a few days with us, a few days with our sister in Orlando, a while with mom, then a few days with his dad. He only has 2 weeks leave so he has to split his time wisely! Glad he's coming to stay with us a while -- I've missed him now that he's all grown up and on the other side of the country! He's coming back to see Carl recieve his Eagle, and to present it to him :) (Yes, I just got goosebumps thinking about it...so proud!!)
I'm also stocked up on healthy snacks. Fruit of course, but also cereal bars, Sugar Free Jello, Real Fruit Bites from Dole, apple sauce, and I think there are some Craisins in there somewhere too.
Feeding Four is giving away cool fruit pouches from Peter Rabbit Organics that would make great snacks! You should check them out.
My "normal" recipes are found HERE
And OrgJunkie always has some great menu ideas on Mondays!
What's on your menu for the week?