GROCERY LIST AND WEEK 3 MENUI have perused my pantry shelves, looked at recipes, and made my grocery list. I am keeping the cooking pretty simple this week (as I have this whole month!). I have a friend (who is pregnant) and her children coming in from out of town for several days, as well as the hubby going out of town.
Factors that were considered when making this week's menu:
-5 picky little boys to feed this week, as well as...
-1 picky pregnant friend to feed :)
-Incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into our menu
-making snacks from scratch. They might not be super healthy, but at least I can make them healthier than they would be if purchased.
-the hubby will be out of pocket for several days
-several dinners that are easily transportable, in case we want to picnic in the park
-using ingredients on hand: the hubby bought chicken thighs for dirt cheap last week. I am not thrilled to cook/eat chicken thighs, but we have them now, so I want to find good ways to cook them for Matt and the boys.
WEEK 3 MENU:
-Eggs in a basket
-PB & J, apples, potato chips
-Pizza, fruit, salad
-Grilled cheese, fruit
-Chocolate graham crackers, peanut butter
-banana "ice cream"
-stove top popcorn
-Salad bar (lettuce, spinach, nuts, cheese, various veggies, dressing, dried fruits, shredded chicken thigh meat)
-Mac and Cheese, green beans, fruit
-Pizza, salad, fruit
-Egg Rolls, raw sweet and sour slaw
On a totally unrelated note, I was reading this month's issue of Women's Health, and they had an article on 125 packaged foods that are good to eat/not that bad for you...and seriously, Reddi-Wip was on their list. Reddi-wip as health food. Crazy.
*Creative commons image from House of Sims on flickr.com