Sunday: Bobby Flay Philly Cheesesteaks. I love Bobby but not his list of ingredients. Its worth it in the end
Monday: Brinner with leftovers from the Philly Cheesesteaks
Tuesday: Brats, coleslaw and tater tots...I just have to figure out how to cook brats inside
Wednesday: Meatloaf (I want to find an eggless and gluten free version so Heidi can actually eat it b/c I think she would really like meatloaf) and mashed potatoes with green beans (using leftover carmelized onions from Sunday and tossed with Almonds)
Thursday: Pasta Fagioli (Millet Fagioli for Heidi)
Friday: Chicken Parm, salad and something
Saturday: Pizza night. Some sort of DIY pizza buffett for everyone to make their own pizza
I did cook something special this week.
Gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies with coconut. They were delish.
On Sunday I went to the grocery store because we needed "everything". That kind of blew my budget for the week so I'm trying to make dinners around whatever I have in the house so that I only need to buy a minimal amount of fillers for our meals. I'm really struggling with the appropriate amount of money for our weekly food budget. I have to buy so many speciality items, plus I want to ensure we have GOOD food in the houes not cheap junk. Its a delicate balance between good and non-budget busters. Plus it doesn't help that I think all three of my children are going through a growth spurt. I swear they are like a plague of locust in my kitchen. Once they leave there are only banana peels and a few crumbs left. Anyway, this week is simple, no empanadas from scratch this go round. Maybe I'll make up for it next week and pull out the binder of recipes I haven't tried yet.