Menu Monday – September 21

Vacation was nice but it’s good to be back home. We had a whirlwind four days and my husband met a ton of my family. Luckily everyone loved him and remarked either to me or my parents on how I made a good choice. Score!

We got in late last night, the plane got in around 11:30 and we didn’t get home until 1. Today is a bit of an extra vacation day to recover and get settled. We also went grocery shopping today.

The menu for this week:

  • Sausage, Pepper and Rice – Nice and simple for our first day home. I chopped up some green peppers and froze them the night before we left. I’ll add chickpeas if we have some.
  • Crockpot Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes – I have the legs left over from last week’s chicken leg quarters, so I’m going to cook them in the crock pot. A couple of months ago I made some mashed potatoes and froze them, so we’ll see how it turned out.
  • Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken – I made this with scallops last week and the pasta was tasty so I want to try it with chicken.
  • Stir Fry – Easy and cheap. Tofu, frozen green pepper, mushrooms, canned pineapple, and possibly broccoli and carrots.

Dinner ingredients for the week were less than $10. I got creative with what we already have. We have frozen green peppers, mashed potatoes, chicken, chickpeas and canned pineapple already, so I really only needed to buy turkey sausage, tofu, mushrooms and chicken broth. I’ll be making some chicken stock, but I didn’t have time yet.

This week I also stocked up on bread, 2/$5 and English muffins, Buy 1, Get 2.

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