I love grocery shopping....
making my list,
shopping with a baby tied to my chest and a toddler in the buggy.
Is it sad to say I consider grocery shopping a hobby?
Because, I do.
I promise I'm not being sarcastic.
I love looking at my meal list hanging on the fridge and choosing what we will eat that night. The only issue is that I rarely stick to the meals I have planned for the week and my goal is to plan meals and grocery shop for a one week period. Because I like to get creative or lazy, depending on the day, I pull ingredients from various planned meals which means I never have the needed ingredients to cook dinner for the rest of the week.
Then the cycle begins again...
making a new list, shopping, unpacking, cooking,
and of course,
needing more food.
To create accountability for my grocery shopping habit, I plan on posting my menu for the week and then revisiting that post to critique my menu and see if I actually cooked what I planned and shopped for.
Like Dave Ramsey says, my job is to be a home economist.
I love that man.
Our budget allows $100 a week for groceries.
I typically spend $75 on my main grocery trip and the remaining money on my frequent trips back to Kroger for fruit and random items I decide we desperately need.
October Week 1 Menu:
*keep in my mind I rarely cook meat and Henry and I are dairy free*
- Black beans and rice with brown rice and homemade veggie stock
- Stir fry with brown rice and veggies from the freezer
- Eggplant Croquettes with couscous and tomato gravy
- Homemade pizza with feta, artichokes, mushrooms, olive tapenade and spinach
- Broiled fish with lemon, mushroom rice,
- Spaghetti squash, roasted garlic and french bread
- Butternut squash french toast from The Sneaky Chef and cheeseless spinach quiche
I know you are just dying for my update next weekend....