For the next few weeks we will be practicing the fine art of meal planning on a super small budget. Cleaning out the freezers, getting creative, and doing a bit of extra baking. I wish I could say we'd spend time cleaning out the pantry shelves but the pantry has been looking bare, oh so very bare, for quite some time. Unless you can plan meals around ro-tel tomatoes, salsa, and light bulbs. I don't know about you but I am just not that creative. :) But every year after Christmas, I wait for the special themed baking kits to go on clearance and grab few of those for quick snacks to make for the kids. We used one of them yesterday. I also have a sour dough bread starter in my fridge waiting to be broken out and tested. Hopefully we will be successful at not only making sour dough bread but also at getting back into the grove of making our own bread.
M: overnight breakfast casserole (B), pbj (L), turkey and rice soup (D)
T: yogurt, frozen fruit (B), turkey sandwiches (L), molasses rum chicken, potatoes, salad (D)
W: eggs in toast, fruit (B), leftovers (L), cheesesteak sandwiches (D)
T: oatmeal (B), leftovers (L), stuffed pepper soup (D)
F: egg sandwiches (B), bean and cheese quesadillas (L), tuna sandwiches, maybe tomato soup (D)
S: monkey bread (B), leftovers (L), something not pizza (D)
Later in the week, Alan will make a run to Aldi's after work to pick up some produce that is on sale and replenish our fresh fruit supplies. I am hoping to get a decent amount of broth from the turkey carcass and hopefully enough turkey to make at least one freezer meal in addition to the soup. Freezer meals are your friend during busy times.