Grocery day!

Today was our biweekly grocery day!  Since Matt & I both have to go to the store (since I don’t drive) , we try to go once every two weeks.  This works out fairly okay.  It helps that we have a Sam’s Club membership and are able to buy in bulk.  Plus, I try to plan for us to use up quickly perishable produce in the first week.

As a part of my planning for the trip, I do basic menu planning… meaning that I plan ten main dishes with loosely associated side dishes that we can make throughout the two weeks.  (by WE I mean ME)

Here’s my meal list for the next couple of weeks….

  • Swiss Steak with green bean masked potatoes
  • Coconut chicken with cheesy orzo
  • Sloppy joes
  • Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole
  • Roasted Zucchini Bow-tie Lasagna
  • Raspberry Chipotle Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet potatoes
  • Easy chicken cordon Bleu
  • Potsticker Turkey Burger
  • Chili

Plus, I try to come up with one or two special warm breakfasts

  • Sausage & Cheese Muffins
  • Peaches & Cream Muffins

Today we made a special trip to Hy-Vee to pick up some 85/15 ground beef.  We had to get a raincheck 😦  However, it provided the perfect chance for us to pick up some of these….

Sparkling ICE spring water.  It’s naturally flavored, bubbly, and zero calories 🙂  The girls I work with have been super into them lately, and the only place they get them is Hy-Vee, so I thought I’d take the chance since we actually went there to get some to try 🙂  My favorite so far is the pink grapefruit!

Our shopping trip also included a stop at Penzey’s Spices 🙂  I’m in love with that place.  Not in the same was as I am in love with Matt, but close 🙂  More to come about Penzey’s later this week… I’ve been on such a kick lately that I’m going to have to use an entire post to actually talk about my love of Penzey’s.

Stay tuned, I’m also thinking about doing a giveaway as I’m nearing my 100th post 🙂

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