I scouted for good recipes throughout the week, and we narrowed the list down to six for the next two weeks. I spent a good hour after work on Friday making a list, and when we got to the store, we mostly stuck to it. (We never remember to include everything we need when we make the list. I’d say the three or four not-listed items weren’t so bad.)
As we went through the store, I checked off the items on the list and made a note of the price–and we stayed under budget!
So, assuming I didn’t forget anything, I’d say this week’s meal planning/shopping was a success.
- Savory crepes (just using the crepe recipe here; we haven’t decided what to fill them with)
- Pizza (with different toppings)
- Lemony Tuna and Olive Oil Pasta
- Cowboy Pot Roast (with chicken instead of round roast)
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Apples & Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip
- Snacky Black Beans
- No-Bake Energy Bites
- Lox and Triscuit (because I couldn’t find unsweetened banana chips in a grocery store for the better version of this snack–so disappointing!)
A few notes on meals from the last two weeks:
- We modified the Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders and instead made Baked Chicken Tenders (no BBQ). I’d like to know how the BBQ version tastes, but I’m too impatient to wait for the chicken to marinade. So it goes, right? But I definitely recommend this. Josh and I loved it, and we’ll probably make it again soon.
- I kiiiinda liked the Skillet Gnocchi, but I doubt I’ll make it again. Josh didn’t like it, so I was left eating leftovers for several days before I gave the last few servings to Ashley and Hilary. I swear I thought I would turn into gnocchi last week.
- The salt trick worked! (Just don’t forget about your apples and leave them in your fridge for a week. Unless your salt has magical, forever-preserving powers. Mine didn’t.)
- Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip = WIN. Make it.
The Workouts: Seriously, one of these days I’ll remember to work out during the week. So far, my only success has been on weekends. Shameful. (Fun fact: When I was in college, I counted my daily run to class as my workout–which I think was legit, since I was late to everything.)