Sunday, October 28, 2012

On the menu

Once again I'm holding myself accountable to Jill and Laura's Meal Planning Challenge!!

It's been another great week of making a plan and sticking to it. This was my plan for last week;

As predicted we ate out one day - we didn't know when it would be, but as it happened we had a day out Saturday. That morning we made a brief stop at the shops to collect some picnic goodies for lunch and on the way home we stopped at a little cafe for a plate of home cooked chips and a slice of fresh fruit pie a la mode to share. With all that food in our bellies we didn't need an evening meal - just snacked on fruit.

We cooked up all the other meals I'd planned out. I made enough for second portions of the Taco Casserole, Crockpot Veggie Lasagna and the Curried Pumpkin soup so they're stocked up in the freezer ready for a rainy lazy day! (Have finally gotten the hang of labelling our freezer meals - for the longest time I rather cockily thought I would remember what was what - sadly that was sooooo not the case. Frequently we got as far as defrosting and heating up a dish that was a complete mystery to us - now things are a little better since I admitted my age and failing memory function!)

Besides the quick picnic shop on Saturday morning I once again resisted the grocery store shopping trip till Wednesday rolled around again. This is totally working for us right now. And I can really see the difference it's making to our finances - its absolutely effective in saving money if I only shop once a week and resist those 'little trips' to the store.

Success all round! Loving this accountability!

Finally this is what I've got planned out for this week;


  1. Great job sticking to one shopping trip a week, I've been getting better at that, too. And having a stocked freezer is awesome!

    1. Stocked freezers are awesome - except now I've run out of freezer safe dishes and tubs, and it's bursting at the seams. It's time to start eating it methinks!!


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