Monday, February 27, 2012

Menu for the week of 2/27

These are the beautiful contents from the box of produce I received a week and a half ago from our produce co-op. This Thursday, it is my turn to go downtown to the produce market and order for 12 families. I will definitely post on the experience!

I need to clean out the fridge and not spend any more money on groceries until the new month starts, so I am keeping it simple this week. I have spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower, tomatoes, chicken breasts, and leftover cooked rice to use up. I have spent $536 on groceries this month, BUT that includes $110 for our annual Costco membership. (Last year our membership ended up costing only about $15 thanks to the 2% annual reward.)

Monday: chicken fried rice, green salad (chocolate zucchini bread for dessert)

Thursday: homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on crusty bread

Friday: leftover bean burgers from freezer, baked sweet potatoes and cottage cheese, green beans

Saturday:  pizza and a pig cake (my son's birthday party)

Sunday: leftovers or pancakes

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Donna said...

Sounds like a yummy week!
Your table looks yummy!

Kim said...

This is awesome! I'd love to hear more about your produce co-op. That sounds like a really cool thing. I've thought about doing something similar because I have heard there is a great produce wholesale place downtown.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

What a wonderful way to have fruit and vegetables in the home.
I'm hoping my husband and I will be able to go to the local farm this Saturday to stock up.

Jane said...

We are in the same situation this week with keeping costs down. I splurged last week in preparing for my son's birthday party.

Luckily I am good at stowing leftovers in the freezer, so I am making one new recipe and the rest are from the freezer! New recipe is Easy Tortellini Toss... it's on the menu for tonight.