So let's look at next week and hope that it goes better...We did eat our pizza tonight from Friday night with a large salad. I put onions, spinach, mushrooms and some leftover rotisserie chicken on the pizza...yum! But since I didn't eat the other meals planned for this weekend, I will put them on for this week.
Breakfast options -
- Hard boiled egg, turkey bacon and fruit
- Toast with peanut butter and banana
- Oatmeal with walnuts, maple syrup and fruit mixed in
- Turkey or chicken wraps with veggies and hummus or avocado
- Salad with beans or meat
- Cheese quesadilla with a side salad
Tuesday - Easy Slow cooker BBQ beef - recipe found here AGAIN! I am going to serve with coleslaw and corn on the cob!
Wednesday - Breakfast for dinner - egg sandwiches with fruit.
Thursday - Tacos - I make this recipe for BBQ Chicken Tacos from Mix and Match Mama (They are delicious!) for Mike and I and then make plain shells for the kids to fill how they want. Usually that means, just shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. But that's dairy, a tiny bit of protein and veggies. I won't complain!
Friday - Pizza Night - even though we just did pizza on Sunday we will do it again on Friday. It is a tradition and we need a low key pizza and movie night with the kiddos after the craziness of the last few weeks and the craziness coming up. Anyone else looking forward to the end of the school year and some relaxing??
Saturday - We will be away. We are going to Mike's grandmothers 90th birthday party. Happy Birthday Gram!
Sunday - We will be home, but not until later. I am thinking we will plan to have Subway. Easy and healthy and the fact is, I could plan all I want, but the chances of me actually making something Sunday night after driving in the car for 4 hours, is slim to none!
Monday is Memorial Day and we are all off. We will probably just hang around the house and recoup from our quick trip. Mike was talking about using his smoker to smoke some ribs. I will post the recipe if we decide to do it!
Now for budgeting. I am thinking that since I already have the ingredients for most of the meals this week, I will easily spend under $100 maybe I could make it $50, although I go in for three things these days and can't make it out without spending less than $50. Are groceries getting crazy expensive or is it just me? We will have some eating out expenses this week due to traveling, but if I plan well, we will take food in the car and won't need to eat out as often. So I guess I need to be sure I make the time to plan!
And for a little bit of cuteness on your Monday morning, look what we brought home this weekend.
Owen wanted a picture of him snuggling Luke!
Olivia wanted a close up of Leia to bring to show and tell at school on Friday!
Welcome Luke and Leia to the family!