Saturday, January 31, 2009
No Spend February
So in honor of my participation in the No Spend February over at MomAdvice (which I'm already kicking myself for commiting to, I really wanted to get that 10 lb leather medicine ball ... oh well, maybe my hands will finally toughen up with the hard 8 lb'er) ... I decided to go ahead and make the whole month menu. Since I have NOT been sticking with my menu plans very well at all (tired after the gym, not hungry, everyone grazes) I am hoping this works
I've gone through my household notebook and put the recipes in the corresponding days and I'm only missing 2 (teriyaki chicken & pizza). Oddly, I believe I have everything I need for these 25 meals (I left 3 Saturdays open for dh to choose) and would not have to go the grocery store except for milk and produce. Yeah right. Sure would be nice if I could avoid all grocery shopping with that exception. Can I do it? I don't know. Sure I can. I don't know. See, my problem. Well, never mind.
By the way, has anyone else out there noticed how many holidays there are in February?? The shortest month of the year & it has 5 key days. Super bowl Sunday. Ground Hog Day. Valentines Day. Presidents Day. Mardi Gras. Granted, my calendar is printed off from a google search & may not be right? Now I feel the need to go check!
Regardless, here's my plan for the month of dinners:
2/1 (superbowl sunday) Brats and sauerkraut
2/2 (groundhog day?) Chicken stirfry
2/3 (mardi gras?) Leftovers
2/5 soup & sandwiches
2/6 chix sausage & scalloped taters
2/7 open for dh
2/10 crockpot chicken fajitas
2/11 soup & sandwiches
2/12 shrimp packets
2/13 au gratin taco bake (I 'may' have company this weekend so I think the next 4 days are ok?)
2/14 (valentines day!) Tbones (thank god I have this already!)
2/15 CP bbq shrimp with pasta
2/16 (presidents day) burgers
2/18 veggie penne
2/19 CP bbq pork
2/20 chili cheese dogs (or maybe chicago style, not sure which yet)
2/21 open for dh
2/23 soup & salad
2/24 CP teriyaki chicken
2/25 left overs
2/26 Tacos (if I can find any taco shells in the house, otherwise it will be nachos)
2/28 open AND THE LAST DAY!
So....can I do it? Huh? I don't know!