After a few years of going to the grocery store whenever I had time, or whenever we needed something, I figured out that was not the best way to ensure we were being health-conscious and budget friendly. J and I decided to give our weekly grocery shopping habit a makeover. Each week, we go to the grocery ONLY on Sundays. I know, you must be thinking, "What if you run out of something throughout the week or decide to cook something different?" Well, of course that happens, but we do try really hard to prep for the week and stick to only going one time, which certainly helps the budget. We plan a menu for the week, taking into account busy nights or long days at work, and then we make our list from there. Nothing spectacular or noteworthy, but it works for us, and going to the grocery actually isn't so bad when you have someone as cute as J to do it with!
So...here is the menu for this week! We just got back from the grocery, and also decided this week to head to the farmers market for some fresh fall flavors!
Grilled Cedar plank salmon (the fresh organic kind what on sale at HT and looked delicious)
Grilled Balsamic chicken
Fresh local corn
Fresh cheddar semolina bread (also on sale at HT)
Yummy salad with FM tomatoes
Stuffed sweet potatoes (we got 6 at the farmers market for only $2!!)
Fresh lima beans
Veggie and rice stir fry with fresh FM veggies and whole grain brown rice
I'll add some pictures after these yummy meals are made this week!
Happy Cooking :) Courtney