Since there was so much interest in our $250 a month grocery budget, I thought I’d share my meal plan for this week. You can check out my personal grocery shopping rules here and my meal planning technique and last week’s meal plan here.
Wednesday – Leftovers
Thursday – Chicken Pot Pie
Friday –Spinach Lasagna (new recipe, I’m giving Lasagna another go)
Saturday – Leftovers
Sunday – Shrimp Scampi (shrimp is on sale this week). I use a recipe from the Joy of Cooking that I love because it calls for ZERO butter. And because it’s delish. Here it is:
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 2 T minced garlic
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup minced parsley
- 1 T fresh lemon juice
In a big skillet heat olive oil and cook garlic over very low heat until garlic is golden – 10 minutes. Don’t skimp on the time here, it’s important. Toss your shrimpys in the skillet and cook until they are pink on the bottom, turn over and add parsley. Cook about 5 minutes. Serve over rice pilaf or pasta and top with lemon juice.
Monday – Leftovers
So that’s what we’ll be eating over the next week. The spinach lasagna’s a new recipe, everything else is tried, tested and Mr. B approved. Is this something you guys want me to post every Wednesday for a couple weeks, or are two weeks worth of meals enough to give you an idea of what we do? Thoughts?