Monday Meal Plan
Last week was Dine-In-Week challenge, and I am happy to say that I made it through. This meant no soda from the vending machine, no ordering food after work, and no not-from-home coffee Monday through Friday.
Friday night was so much fun! We had friends over for fish tacos made from a tutorial found on SamsterMommy. It was delicious! I served salsa and chips and fresh pineapple as an appetizer, homemade Mexican rice and refried beans as sides, and chocolate cake with coconut frosting for dessert. We were all very full, had plenty to drink, and lots of leftovers for just $35 in groceries, including some stuff that we didn’t need for the meal. Not bad for feeding four people appetizers, drinks, main dish, and dessert!
Saturday I blew dine-in-week challenge. Spencer and I went out with his cousins and a $20 bill disappeared with drinks and fried food. Later that night we went to dinner- $28 more dollars on more food and drinks. That’s almost as much as I spent on food all week, doubled in one night!
Not much has changed this week. I don’t plan on dining out this week, but I have changed the format for my menu plan a bit. I will be feeding only myself this week, so that makes 21 meals.
7 of these meals will be overnight oatmeal with yogurt, fruit, walnuts, and raisins, and coffee.
The 14 other meals will be some combination of the following:
- Mac & Cheese with Tuna and Broccoli: The college student staple. I need to start using all of that tuna that I bought on sale. I have Velveeta in the fridge that needs to get used. It scares me what must be in that crap, it’s been open for like, 3 weeks, and is still as “fresh” as ever.
- Coconut Chili loosely based on a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I’ll skip the chicken and increase the amount of beans used. I’ll use dry beans instead, as I already have them on hand.
- Fish & Asparagus because fish is cheap during lent, and I’ve discovered how easy it is to make! I’m craving some asparagus, too. Yum!
- Split Pea Soup, because that’s how I roll.
Snacks will be carrot sticks, string cheese, fruit, and almonds. Maybe some Luna bars to snack at work if they aren’t outrageously priced.
I’m also giving Aldi’s try this week! I’ll let you know how that helps me in next week’s meal plan.
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