Menu Plan Monday – Week 103 – Using What We Have

I didn’t get to the grocery store ONCE last week until Sunday morning! Amazing!  And the only reason I even went then was because I needed milk to make the Broccoli and Cheese soup (no, it never got made during the week!) …. and even better, I stopped at Aldi’s and got everything I felt I needed … spent $80 which was more than I had anticipated but picked up a “few” things outside my list.

With that said, I think I’m going for a non-disclosed pantry challenge in January. Heck, I’ve got food stuffed in every nook and cranny of the kitchen cabinets, pantry and freezer. It’s not even funny anymore. I should be thankful, I understand, BUT the clutter and disorganization is driving me nuts and makes me rather crabby when I’m trying to cook because I can’t find that bottle of whatever that I just KNOW I have … so yeah, January is going to be my kitchen declutter month, food wise.

I hope you all have your Christmas shopping done … I do, I guess. I’m waiting on a few packages to arrive from Amazon and the Gap and then I’m done, as much as I can be!

The work week will be short … looking forward to having a half day Wednesday (hopefully!), full day off on Thursday and hopefully, another full day on Friday (providing that I can get everything lined up in timely fashion by the time we leave on Wednesday) …

Here’s what we are aiming for this week:

Sunday – lasagna, wedge salad and dinner rolls. I also made some Broccoli and Cheese soup (at last!) which I will be sharing this week … feeding 4. I cheated on the wedge salad and used bacon bits and bottled ranch … some days I need all the help I can get!

Monday – was just me, Hubby got home late, so I wrapped presents and offered him leftover soup when he got home. Feeding 2

Tuesday – ahem, that would be TODAY. Princess is making cookies and well, we just ordered pizza … feeding 3

Wednesday – oddly enough, one of old Christmas traditions was McDonalds … but this year, we will make our own burgers and fries at the house and continue the tradition in a healthier way 😉 Feeding 6 to 8

I don’t think I have onion rings to offer up this time around and promise to make the burgers bigger!

Thursday – Merry Christmas! Sadly, I’m not sure 100% yet WHAT we are doing but here are the options at this moment: Roast Beef with double baked taters … turkey breast with double baked taters … which ever main course we decide on, we will still have the cheese and crackers, veggie platter, deviled eggs, and a few other odds and ends to snack on … feeding 10 at last count … and NOW I’m thinking that we will be making BOTH!

Friday – leftover day! No idea how many feeding this day but there will be plenty to go around! Feeding 6 to 8

Saturday – you know … it’s going to be up to Hubby today … 🙂 I need a day off!

Has anyone else noticed the price of hot dogs lately? $5 for a package?? OMG! I am hoping like crazy I have some in the freezers (I’m pretty sure I do … need to look at my freezer inventory list (and UPDATE it)

Looking forward to linking up with Organized Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

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