Monday, January 11, 2010

Grocery Store Confessional

As luck would have it, today is Monday. Hello? Grocery day!

I'm just going to come right out with it:


So, it seems that $70 may be my magic number. And I can handle that. This week included a $5 value pack of razors and 12 rolls of Charmin, for mercy's sake.

Cory had a late meeting tonight, so we met him for a $11 dinner at Wendy's. Live a little, right? Any way you spin the dial, I'm feeling good about coming in under my $350 budget for the month.

Here's what we'll be eating for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: Roast chicken with orzo and zucchini
Wednesday: Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans
Thursday: Chicken artichoke pizza* that I didn't end up making last week
Friday: Spaghetti with this marinara, salad and bread

We'll also be digging in to these.

There is typically a bushel of leftovers for us to eat on Saturdays and Sunday for lunch. And almost every Sunday evening will find us at Cory's mom and dad's house, along with the rest of his family. (We're lucky ducks and we know it!)

Oh, and I did end up springing for 2 bags of Santitas White Corn Tortilla Chips this week. (Seriously, how many times do I have to type all of that out before they start sending me some? Santita - You've never met a more loyal fan. I will never leave you, nor forsake you. ps - Love the way you rock that peasant blouse. You make me want to toss a tropical flower behind my ear.)

(Swoony belt, huh? Got it from the gal who knows me best, my true blue Sarah.)

Woah, mama. I do love menu planning. And Santitas White Corn Tortilla Chips. And The Bachelor. Gotta run!

Chicken Artichoke Pizza
Mix one envelope of Tastefully Simple "Warm the Oven" dip mix with 1 block of softened cream cheese. Spread over a Boboli crust. (Sorry ya'lls, the generic crust just doesn't light my fire.) Top with shredded or cubed cooked chicken breasts, drained and chopped artichoke hearts, chopped roma tomatoes and fresh grated parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 until warm throughout.