Sunday, August 28, 2011
Weekly Meal Planning, Week of 8.29.11
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it thrills the dorky little cheapskate in me to no end. On rare occasions, the meals that I’m craving and the items that are on sale at the grocery store converge, so that I can eat exactly what I want to without spending a fortune. This, my friends, is one of those weeks. I’m so excited about every single one of these meals – and possibly even more excited about the fact that it’s not costing me a lot of money to make them.
Monday: French bread pizzas, salad. Joe used to buy frozen French bread pizzas all the time, but I’ve officially converted him. We love the homemade version, and they’re ready in minutes.
Tuesday: Sweet corn hash with eggs, toast. I love the idea of this hash, which reminds me of corn chowder minus the liquid. I may throw some celery in there too to make it even more chowder-y.
Wednesday: Marsala burgers and fries. Although it was recently given a run for its money, this is still my favorite burger. And since there were so many great deals at the grocery stores when I shopped, I could splurge on the smoked gouda.
Thursday: Easy and fast Greek gyros, chips. Again, since pretty much all of these ingredients were on sale when I shopped, I could splurge on the fancy cheese. I’ll take any opportunity I can to splurge on fancy cheese.
Friday: Buffalo chicken nachos. Total bad-for-you food right here. But I’m powerless to resist the allure of these nachos.
Saturday: Pepper jack, chicken and peach quesadillas with honey-lime sour cream, taco rice. The rice will probably be from a packet, but the peaches will be fresh. We’re planning a trip to a local peach orchard (farm?) this week, and I can’t wait!
Sunday: Biscuits with sausage gravy and tater tots. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I just had to put this on the menu. This is one of my favorite fall and winter comfort foods.