Operation: Eat All the Food, Week 4

by Elizabeth on September 9, 2013 · 5 comments

in Eat All the Food, Menu Plan Monday

I failed miserably last week.  I didn’t get home from the beach until Tuesday night so I didn’t bother making a menu.  I did go to the store because I made The Carpenter a big pre-birthday dinner on Wednesday, but I didn’t buy anything extra so I guess that’s a success.  But I ate out way too much this week and spent way too much money.  So I was careful when planning the menu this week that I would have enough leftovers for lunches.  Buying my lunch at work is a huge weakness.

This week is all about pasta and rice.  I’ve still got so much of both that you can’t even tell I’ve made a dent in it.  However, my fridge and freezer are looking significantly less full and almost all the meat in my freezer is gone.  I anticipate having a fairly bare freezer by the end of next week.  And yes, I know that I said this was going to be a four week project, but since I pretty much skipped last week, I figured I’d better extend it.

Lunch: leftover pizza
Dinner: hamburgers with my parents, Asian coleslaw

Lunch: leftover pizza
Dinner: pasta with tomatoes and herbs
Using up: pasta, cherry tomatoes (from my garden), parsley, thyme, basil (from my garden)

Lunch: leftover pasta
Dinner: bible study where dinner is provided
Using up: leftovers

Lunch: leftover pizza
Dinner: chicken curry over rice, naan
Using up: Indian spice mix packet, rice, naan

Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: chicken piccata (adding spinach) over pasta
Using up: pasta, parsley, capers, frozen spinach

Lunch: leftover pasta
Dinner: breakfast for dinner
Using up: eggs, cheese, grits, bacon

Lunch: game day food (I want to make some sliders!)
Dinner: TBD

Breakfasts will be bagel-fuls, poptarts, or regular bagels.  I’ve got a brownie mix in my pantry that I should use; that will help use up some eggs too. 🙂

Are you working through all the food in your house?  How’s that going?

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1 Whitney September 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

Stopping by after you stopped by! lol Roll Tide! So happy when I can connect with other Bama bloggers! Love me some football and I love your plan to empty out the cabinets! This is my first meal planning month so I am new to all of it, but I am loving how easy it makes my life!


2 Elizabeth September 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Menu planning makes life so much easier. Good luck with keeping it up!


3 Christine September 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I’ve been trying to get back into meal planning but I’m not doing as well as I’d like to. Though I figure if I keep planning and keep trying it’ll get better eventually!


4 Elizabeth September 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

It will! Coming up with the plan is half the battle.


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