So, here's how we did this week:
It was a $60 week. $25 of that was towards a liter of olive oil and enough milk powder to make 4 gallons. We probably won't even use much of that this week, so if you negate that, it was a $35 week. Not bad.
Saturday: Roast chicken and Veggie Rice (Save chicken and stock for later use).
Sunday: Chicken stir fry- Lots of veggies and some of the leftover chicken served over stir-fried pasta. Spices include onion, garlic, hot pepper, ginger, sesame and oyster sauce. It was yummy!
Evening meal- Mashed Potato and gravy sandwiches with a little leftover chicken.
Monday- Date night. Broccoli and Italian Sausage (sausage homemade and given to us by a couple here) Risotto, salad
Tuesday- Dinner Party
Wednesday- Homemade pasta sauce from the freezer, pasta, salad, bread
Thursday- Vietnamese Chicken soup and Vietnamese Salad using leftover chicken and broth.
Friday- Leftovers/Throw together
Lunch Ideas; Tuna, Veggies and Hummus, Yogurt (when I make it), Fruit, Leftover pasta salad with leftover chicken and leftover homemade BBQ sauce.
I'm going to try to make a least one bean meal a week to substitute for meat (some meals we have no protein substitute for meat, but I don't want to do that often). Speaking of which, what are other inexpensive substitutes for meat?