Saturday, May 30, 2009

Planning shopping for week of 5/31

Some thoughts on planning for the upcoming week:

  • My hub and kids don't need to slim down at all, but I do need to shed some pounds and that's a major struggle in my planning. My son and I watched a few episodes of "Cook Yourself Thin" on Lifetime on-demand this week and a few recipes caught his eye: Stuffed French Toast Sundaes (probably too pricey for this week), Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (thinking about making a big batch of these to take for vacation breakfasts), and Spaghetti and Meatballs (have a stockpile of spaghetti).
  • I made some homemade English Muffins this week and they were a hit! I would also try to make some bagels, again as something we can take along on a mini-vacation we're planning. So I need to restock flour, and possibly yeast.
  • Whole chickens are BOGO at our local Acme this week, so perhaps I can work that in somehow. I have a great recipe for high-temp roasted chicken that involves using potatoes to soak up some of the drippings. Not calorie-friendly, but potatoes are also on sale, so it may be a good week for that.
  • A few things to work around this week: Monday is our wedding anniversary (aww) but we probably won't go out, so maybe I could make something special at home; I do babysitting for a friend, and on those days when there's an extra toddler in the house, dinner prep is tough so need to make-ahead or make it super-easy; my Bible study group meets on Tuesday so I will eat with them, but still need to have something ready for hub and kids.

I'll do my grocery shopping tonight or tomorrow and come back with my receipt and meal plan!

1 comment:

Jen said...

I'm interested to see how you handle
"weight loss" cooking for less. I have one of the Cook Yourself Thin cookbooks, but have never tried any of the recipes... I got it when I was doing Weight Watchers and since it didn't have the nutritional information listed, it was too hard to figure out "points" for each serving.

WW is great and I love their cookbooks, but it's pretty pricey. I'm looking to start back up with WW after the baby comes, so I'm hoping to at least make meals less pricey.