Meal planning is more cost effective, but I’m finding it very challenging. Maybe it’s because some foods just don’t sound very good, or I’m just out of cooking practice, but I sat around for way to long on Sunday morning trying to figure out what I was going to make for the rest of the week.
I only came up with 4 meals, so this means I’ll end up having to go back to the grocery store sometime this week, which is what I’m trying to avoid. Multiple trips to the store = spending more money.. and with a baby on the way, I’m trying to be more cautious of what we spend.
- shrimp, pasta, green peppers & peas (no recipe)
- chicken fajitas
- Spanish rice & hamburger
- spaghetti – my go to meal when I can’t think of anything else to make
Nothing exciting, and all that healthy, but that’s what we’re having.
I also went grocery shopping on Sunday, and I thought I would share my list w/ prices. I’m always fascinated by the cost of living in other places (I’ve never lived anywhere but central Florida).
whole wheat bread (2 loaves) $3.49 (BOGO)
baby bel cheese $3.00
eggs 12XL $2.99
baby carrots 16oz $1.50
case bottle water $4.49
fresh shrimp 1lb $8.07
bag of peppers $3.99
fajita mix $2.50
chicken pot pie box(4) $7.99
romaine lettuce (bag) $3.99
mexicorn (2) .89/ea
plain Fage $1.20
nekot cookies $3.09 (chris takes these in his lunch)
black beans $.69
tomato sauce $.69
cheddar cheese(block) $3.29
red grapes (1.77lb) $3.52
ground beef x2 $4.89 & $4.80
We recently upgraded our cable to the larger channel package and while I can usually find something to watch, it’s annoying to pay so much money for something and still struggle to find something to watch.
Shows I’m currently addicted to:
Dog & Beth: On the Hunt
Flats Class (fishing show)
Rizzoli & Isles
Books I’m reading:
None; any recommendations? I have a few pregnancy related books on my amazon wish list..
What is your go-to meal for lazy days or when you’re feeling uninspired?