So, after BlogHer, being sick, sick dog, and throwing a baby shower, I took a look at my bank balance today. Oof! I had already planned on recovering by eating out a lot less, but I think I am going to try to pledge no eating out (maybe even including coffee) between now the end of September. I grant myself the following exceptions:
- Once a week I give up get out of jail free
- The State Fair (we usually go this coming Sunday)
- Any travel related meals (I am doing a business trip mid September for five days)
So, to help me stick with that, I am meal planning, heavily. I’m even going to post about it, ala my fave meal planner City Mama. It is cooling off, mostly, so it should be a lot easier to stick to. Bonus, I have something to post on Monday now. Items with a * are local. Here is the plan for the week:
Monday – Sausage from Kramarczuk’s (Krakowska)*, green beans*, rosemary potatoes*, heirloom tomatoes*.
Tuesday – Homemade version of chili mac with lean ground beef, and whole grain pasta (yay one pot meals)
Wednesday – Chicken (greek style), peppers*, feta cheese, bread, my brother’s homemade tzatziki (this may switch with Tuesday, if I get the chicken marinaded)
Thursday – Sausage from Kramarczuk’s (Hungarians like at the Twins stadium)*, sweet corn, tomatoes
Friday – Pot roast (meat share) *, potatoes*, onions*, carrots*, garlic*, herbs*
Saturday – Chicken (meat share*, whatever else I find at the farmer’s market
Sunday – Kabobs (meat share)*, with peppers*, onions* and some fresh tomatoes
We’ll see if I make it. Right now, I should be able to. Should I run in to any issues, I do have some backup options including good old noodles and tomato sauce. Even A can cook that.