Grocery day!Posted: September 12, 2011
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
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 🙂