Woo! It's the last week of the pantry challenge!
While I didn't quite make it under $100, I know that I spent SUBSTANTIALLY less on groceries this month and that makes me feel great!
Also as a result, Brad and Katie and I all have dinner, at the dinner table, together, every night, and it has been wonderful! No more slurping down our food in front of the TV! With more meals that I actually put effort into, it's so much easier to appreciate the food.
It's also been nice to open the pantry or fridge and see it emptier than normal! I know that sounds like I would be sad to see an empty fridge, but I'm not. I love knowing that we are actually using what we have and not being quite so wasteful anymore. I no longer look in the cupboard, packed full with food, and think "there's nothing to eat!" Now, I have an imagination. :)
Without further ado, the last meal plan for this month (I threw next Wednesday in there as well because it's the last day of August)-
Wednesday: Leftover pizza for lunch. Steak and Shrimp with green beans and a salad for dinner.
Thursday: Eggs and bacon for breakfast. Burritos with homemade tortillas, leftover steak, rice and beans for dinner.
Friday: Cereal for breakfast. Leftovers for lunch. Turkey sloppy joes with homemade buns and a side of chips for dinner.
Saturday: Church picnic for lunch! I'm bringing a side dish, which will probably be based on what I get in the Bountiful Basket. We might be too full for a real dinner later, so maybe just some leftovers or sandwiches.
Sunday: Homemade corn chowder in homemade bread bowls for dinner with salad. Brownies for dessert.
Monday: Mac n' cheese for Katie and I for lunch. Chili and cornbread for dinner with a fruit or veggie from the Bountiful Basket.
Tuesday: The other Digiorno for dinner with a side of BBQ chips. Cake for dessert!
Wednesday: Grillin' outside! Hot dogs with homemade buns for dinner with a side of fruit (whatever comes in the Bountiful Basket) and some strawberry jello. (Also, my mom will be in town Wed night!)