Monday, February 2, 2015

Menu Plan Monday

We had a wonderful weekend here in snowy Ohio. We made the wise decision to do our grocery shopping on Friday evening this week, and my husband volunteered to take my list and go. With the Super Bowl on Sunday and the snow storm that was being predicted (8-12") for Sunday into Monday, the grocery stores were crazy, busy when we drove by on Saturday and even though the snow didn't really start until Sunday afternoon it was nice not to have to include a run to the grocery in mix. I learned that I had bad timing for buying home goods (mattress pads and pillows), when I got the current Kohl's ad and the $15/$50 coupon for home items. In fact, for those items that we had not yet opened - 2 pillows and 2 mattress pads - I went back and did a return/rebuy and saved $50 plus earned $10 Kohl's cash in the process. I even had a 30% off when we bought them, which actually was why we bought when we did. The main difference was that when we bought the sale was Buy One Get One Half off and this week they are 50% off.

We are still working through some stuff that we moved from the deep freeze to the refrigerator freezers, so the menu plan is built around that.

Super Bowl Food - Pizza, Boneless Wings, Crackers, Cheese, Pepperoni, Tortilla Chips and dips

Chicken Patty Sandwiches and Qrunch Burgers

Chip Encrusted Tilapia


Chicken and Waffles

Caprese Chicken Pasta Shells


With the kids in school (aside from snow days - which today is), breakfast will be cereal, oatmeal or toast most mornings and lunch will be a mix of the hot plate lunch at school or a packed lunch from home. My husband and I will stick with our standard routines. I do hope to get back to packing more. I seem to eat better when I pack, plus I am hopeful that it leaves me some time to walk at lunch(if the weather allows).

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