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Meal plan for May 13th – 19th

Helllllllllllo friends!  Big news in our house.  The coop is done, and the chickens are in da’ house!  I picked them up yesterday morning.  Friday night, I couldn’t sleep because I was so flipping excited.  It was just like that Disneyland commercial.

I’ll do a whole post on the coop, and the girls and stuff later, but here is a sneak preview of our new ladies:

Our nephew slept over Saturday night, and homeboy loves himself some chickens.  He was having a blast chasing them and was giving them gentlest of pets.

A few weeks ago, I was included in a City Hits Best of Frugal Living article featuring online resources helping people stay on a budget.

Meal plan time!  Reminder, I only plan dinners, because breakfast is always smoothies or eggs with something, and lunches are always leftovers.  We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.

Monday:: Grilled salmon and some sort of veggie.  We’ll see what is on sale.

Tuesday:: Spaghetti and grilled asparagus.

Wednesday::  Tomato soup (canned from last year’s garden), quesadillas, and grilled asparagus.

Thursday:: Dinner at my in-law’s.

Friday:: Popcorn dinner.  Yes, seriously we eat popcorn for dinner.  It’s popcorn, leftovers, cheese slices, fruit, and cut up veggies.  Everyone gets as much as they want, and no one leaves hungry.  I adore Fridays because it is the easiest night of the week for making everyone happy!

Saturday:: No clue.  I’m helping throw a shower for my dear friend Megan, and I’ll probably be too wiped to cook that night.

Sunday:: My nephew’s birthday party.  My plan is to fill up with cake and not cook dinner.  It’s a good plan.  It’s solid.

I am off tomorrow, and will be doing my grocery shopping then.  I haven’t spent a dime yet, so no clue.  I know we’re not buying milk this week because we let the last half gallon go bad.  We are not milk drinkers, and I was not interested in making yogurt last week.  We’ll just go ahead and label that as laziness.

And you all?  What is on the menu for the week?

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8 comments on “Meal plan for May 13th – 19th”

  1. I love the popcorn dinner idea… why not?

  2. I have a great recipe for chocolate cake to use sour milk if you get that again 🙂

  3. Just curious if you have any other smoothie recipes or know of good websites to find more? Thanks!

  4. Chickens!!! I’m sure you’ll address this in a later post, but we’re waiting with bated breath until we find out what breed of chickens you have.

  5. OMG!!!!!!!! I am SO jealous of your new girlfriends!!! I have wanted chickens for years but since I have 6 dogs….not possible. PLUS our neighbor has had his repeatedly massacred by raccoons or foxes and that would destroy me almost as much as having one of my greyhounds eating one!! So once again I get to live vicariously through you! THANKS!!!

  6. Congrats sista on the coop finally being done and you getting your chickens. If you run into problems again drinking the milk, stick it in the freezer and defrost when you need it again, it’s easy to do even when super lazy (I speak from experience). Also, great post on permission to fail. It hit home and reminded me, once again why you’ve got one of my favorite blogs and voices online – snarky as it is (again, you’re in good company).

    Thanks and I hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day and Sunday.

  7. Why are you not quitting your job to do this full time! Have faith in yourself, you guys will make ends meet! Say a little prayer, and take the leap. You can do it!

    • Well thank you for that confidence, but I make 75% of our family income, and 100% of our medical insurance! Troy’s company does not offer affordable insurance; we’d be broke just to have horrible basic coverage.