Sunday, October 19, 2008

I still love you...

...I'm just a bad blogger! It's been a busy month, and the upcoming week promises to be even crazier. Some things to note: we're moving (just to a new rental house a few miles away) this week, mostly in the evenings after work. (We'll be out of town for the next 4 weekends, so this week is really the only time we can do it!) As a result, dinners are going to be quick, easy, and most of all, inexpensive. I'm cleaning out our freezer and fridge as best I can before we move, plus I've been trying to use as many coupons as I can. This week my goal is a $50 grocery bill. Can I do it? Tune in, and I'll share my savings.

Sunday - Chili and cornbread
*I'll need to buy all the fresh ingredients for this
Monday - Pork chops and roasted acorn squash, salad
*I have an acorn squash on hand, so pork and lettuce go on the list
Tuesday - Beef enchiladas, zucchini ribbons
*I have corn tortillas on hand, and meat and sauce in the freezer from the last time I made this. A tip I love is making double batches of things when cooking for two...freeze half, and you have an easy dinner for "free" the next time you want it.
Wednesday - Broccoli-chicken quiche, salad
*I have frozen chicken thighs and eggs on hand. Broccoli goes on the list.
Thursday - Tomato-basil soup with Italian turkey sausage meatballs
*I'll just need an onion, chicken broth, and tomato sauce for this. Italian sausage on hand in the freezer.

3 comments:

Marden Family said...

Good luck with your new place! The challenge is always figuring out how to take those inspiration pics and parlay them into an actual space! Also, I'd love to have your fiance take a stab at our birth announcements! Does he have a website or anything?

FrenchVisitor said...

In french, "amuse-bouche" is a little ridiculous... better saying "amuse-gueule"!...

ex: http://www.cmongout.com/recettes/liste_amuse-gueule.html

Katie said...

Thanks, French Visitor. I had never heard "amuse gueule" before today. Good to know!