Whew! We made it through last week's marathon! Between running kids to college (that's embarrassing), Dr. appts., a driving test, church, and volunteering (daughter), we also managed to spend a little time in the emergency room with my father-in-law! (No worries, he broke his foot doing "man" stuff!) If that wasn't enough, we squeezed in a little family time at the farmer's market and lost ourselves in a corn maze before heading home to can more tomatoes and pickles! This week will be a little easier, my son passed his driving test! Well, physically it will be easier...mentally, we shall see...
This is back-to-school week for Jabez Academy. The weather is turning wet and the apples are needing sauced, dried and buttered. There are more tomatoes to can, but I can already tell, it's going to be a great week!
Here's what we're eating this week!
~Peanut butter & jam sandwiches, sliced carrots, apple
~Homemade macaroni & cheese, baked chicken, green salad
~French toast, orange juice
~Homemade tomato soup, crackers, apples
~Baked French fries, roast, zucchini/tomato casserole
~Cream of wheat w/peaches
~simple Taco salad
~Split pea soup, cornbread
~Lentil/veggie soup, crackers, apple
~Quinoa, meatloaf, corn
~Apple Pan Goody
~Homemade pizza pockets, Berry slushies
~Chicken & dumpling soup, spinach salad
~Monkey bread, cocoa (special treat)
~Plum smoothies, apples w/ peanut butter
~Thai Cashew Chicken, green salad
~Beef stew w/ sourdough
~Apple pie for dessert!
My goal is to keep the grocery bill under $75 this week. Last week I ran out of a lot of staples and ended up going WAY over budget. Lesson learned? Check the pantry cupboards often and space out replacing staple items so I don't have to buy them all at once!