Alright friends, it's two weeks after I challenged my family to cook at home to drastically cut back our food budget. When I wrote about this challenge, my goal was small and completely attainable. The goal was seven days, which my husband doubted our success with that goal alone.
Looking over this list, I am quite proud of myself that
there wasn't much redundancy and that we used the leftovers for other
dinners. I absolutely hate throwing away food, especially food sitting
in the refrigerator and it had been long forgotten. I have pretty odd
food issues, and wasting good food causes these issues to boil towards
Well, we hit our goal, and then some!! Most of the evenings I had a plan in my head to tackle general meal planning so that I wouldn't reach for the phone because I didn't plan accordingly. I mean, dinner does come every night! We made it 12 days, I was a little under the weather and did not want to
cook. We decided that our "Fat Girl Friday" night was alright;
therefore, we ordered pizza.
Here are the dinner menus from the past two weeks:
Sunday, September 2: Scallops and bacon, couscous and steamed green beans
Monday, September 3: Tacos
Tuesday, September 4: Chicken & Rice Pilaf, with Corn, Peas, Carrots Medley
Wednesday, September 5: Leftover Taco Remix, Dirty Cilantro Rice, Sauteed Bell Peppers, Black Beans
Thursday, September 6: Silly Butterfly Pasta, Italian Sausage, Chunky Veggie Red Sauce
Friday, September 7: BLT's
Saturday, September 8: Homemade Pizza- half and half
Sunday: September 9: Garlic Basil Linguini with Ricotta sauce, with spinach and chicken
Monday: September 10: Hot Wings, Celery and Carrots
Tuesday, September 11: Egg Salad sandwiches
Wednesday, September 12: Chicken and Black Bean Easy quesadilla
Thursday, September 13: Takeout Pizza
Friday, September 14: Leftover Pizza from the 13th
Saturday, September 15: Protein loaded chef salads & Quinoa,
chicken, peans and black beans for Little Miss
Sunday, September 16: Steak Corn, Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans
I am going to try this challenge again and this time, we are going to shoot for 17 days. Why that number? Well, 14 sounds too easy and 21 sounds too hard!
Which recipes do you guys want me to post first? Please leave me a comment to let me know!
Thanks for reading!!