Check out all the milk you have to buy if you're feeding 4 adults (including a pregnant lady) and 4 kids!! Not to mention the gallon and a half that was already in the fridge. Whew!
This was our major grocery shopping trip for the week, with the exception of produce, which I will be purchasing tomorrow from a produce stand (Christina is switching her produce box schedule around, thus no box this week).
Our breakfasts lately have consisted mainly of oatmeal, cheese grits, and eggs. This week we'll have cold cereal in addition....as you can tell, we stocked up.
Last week was, in a word, scattered. With the kids being sick, during the day Christina and I went from one task to the next until we collapsed exhausted at the end of the day. It is a beautiful, glorious thing when our husbands get home from work. They have been so helpful--washing dishes, directing the children, helping with bedtime routines. We married wonderful men. They have done the dishes pretty much every night. Need I say more?
This week, we're hoping for more sanity. We've nailed down a menu plan (a frugal one!) and plan on alternating the nights that we cook dinner. While one of us cooks, the other can spend time with the kids. Our husbands are sweetly taking turns preparing breakfast in the morning. Here's the official plan:
Breakfasts: Cold Cereal, Yogurt (I made a batch last week), Oatmeal, Grits, Eggs.
Lunches: Leftovers, sandwiches
Monday--Company over, so we're cooking for 10. Baked Ziti (2 large pans) with salad.
Tuesday--Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Peppers
Wednesday--Sticky Chicken x 2 with veggies (didn't get to this last week)
Thursday--Shepherd's Pie (2 large pans)
Friday--15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage and Rice
Sunday--Dinner at church
In other news, did you go to Chick-fil-A on Friday and get your free meal? We made a family outing of it, and it was so nice to get out of the house. Not to mention it's purely hilarious to eat at at Chick-fil-A when everyone's dressed up like a cow.
|Doesn't Squishy look like he's not sure if he wants to associate with us?|
Linked to Menu Plan Monday.