Sunday, April 24, 2011

Meal Plan Monday: Sliding into the home stretch ...

We're counting down days until the Dollar Diet is over Thank God and my freezer stock is showing it. We're down to a lot of chicken, left over Easter ham and maybe some spaghetti. But, like the good housewife that I am, I will try to somehow find unique and yummy dinners for my husband and I to last the final few days. Here's what I'm planning so far...

Easter Sunday: Can I get an Amen? Holiday cooking can be frugal and to prove it, here's what we had:
It doesn't take a lot to feed 2.3 people

That's ham (bought after Christmas and frozen until last week), sauteed spinach (on sale), mashed sweet potatoes (Co-Op Box Awesomeness) and oh yea... these little gems:

Yep, I made homemade Hot Cross Buns with a recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Women. They were so delicious that we had half last night most of them today. What? It's Easter and we didn't buy any candy, so I feel it was justified.

Anyway, back to the rest of the week...
Monday: Potato and Ham Soup using green onions we've been getting from the CSA box

Tuesday: Beef Stir Fry (we somehow acquired a lot of stew beef and that's just my favorite way to use it all up!)

Wednesday: Leftovers, because let's face it- who eats an entire pot of soup in one night?

Thursday: Roasted chicken with lemon and rosemary and another helping of our deliciously tender asparagus from our CSA box. It truly was the most amazing asparagus we've ever had.

Friday and Saturday: Here's where we start depending on the kindness of strangers... My parents will be in town as part of The Bea Team for the Triangle March for Babies Walk. We're hoping to use our daugther as a bargaining chip to a free dinner. Bad parents, maybe. Frugal, you betcha.

What's on your menu this week?

Also, THIS IS IMPORTANT: It's not too late to help The Bea Team at the 2011 March for Babies! Donations will be accepted until June!! Even small amounts like $1 or $5 go a long, long way in helping the tiniest of babies. Whatever the reason you're reading this blog, I personally would like to ask you to consider making a small donation for March of Dimes! Click here or visit the widget at the top of the page to help! Here is a link to a summary of our story and why March of Dimes means so much to us. In short- they're a big part of the reason she's with us today.

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