So last week I joined the Menu Swappers. And I blew it. LOL. I didn’t really follow my menu (explanation to follow) and I ended up at the grocery store withOUT my list! ACK! Thus… no plan following and a weird grocery list ensued.
Remember when your mom (and others) told you NOT to grocery shop when you were hungry?
Mmm Hmm. They were so right!
And boy, howdy, do I have the grocery receipt to show you how right they are!
I did manage to make the meals I planned for:
- Tuesday (Chile-spiced flank steak and saffron rice)
- And from the idea list, I made Fresh Mushroom Pizza with Garlic. MMM! (Although my love asked where the meat was, of course! LOL)
However, I scored an awesome deal on some fresh salmon ($8/pound!) and fresh halibut ($9/pound!) which are great deals… and I couldn’t resist. We LOVE fresh fish. And while it didn’t help my grocery budget, I promised to balance it out this week. (Bring on the rice and beans, babee!) I made fresh salmon burgers (oh-so-good!) and the next night we had halibut fish-and-chips with honey vinegar. Dang! They were good! And.. so good that I forgot to take a picture. (Sorry!)
Now you all see why this menu planning thing is hard for me. LOL.
Monday: Curried Shrimp with Pineapple Vietnamese Salad Bowls with Shrimp and Pineapple
Tuesday: Teriyaki Pork Chops
Wednesday: Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork (no gym classes that day…LOL – I can stay home with the smoker!)
Thursday: Baked spaghetti
Friday: Pitas, Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Sauce
Ideas: Ack.. pretty much the same as last week. To be honest… I’m not happy with the Thursday nor Friday plan (ruh roh), but I know that I have the ingredients to make those things on hand. Hopefully, that will spare me the frightening shopping trip again.
I can’t wait to read everyone else’s menus. I need some inspiration!
Happy Gluten Free Eating, All!
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