So, about six weeks ago, my little guy started CRAWLING. He's thrilled to be able to keep up with his sisters, but I'm realizing that this development directly correlates to when I started to feel overwhelmingly busy. Along with being overwhelmingly busy has come a few weeks of really bad or non existent cooking and no grocery project updates. However, after a few weeks, I'm finally feeling a little bit of relief!
The above picture is Round 1 of 3 of my grocery trips. I went pretty badly overbudget this week, but it is ok because we had some breathing room (for once) in our spending money. Round 2 was a trip to Hy Vee. I got a lot of yogurt, some cereal, pears, bananas and I truthfully do not remember what else. Round 3 was a trip to Aldi where I got 2 gallons of milk a loaf of 100% whole wheat bread, some cheese and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
Our menu plan is as follows, starting with Sunday because that is as far back as I can remember...
Sunday - pancakes and cinnamon sugar / Dorito salad at my mom's and Paula Deen's banana pudding (We took chips.) / Campbell's chicken noodle soup and bananas
Monday - Alphabet cereal / brown bag lunches / crockpot soup (This was ok at best.)
Tuesday - Alphabet cereal / brown bag lunches / egg in the hole and apples
Wednesday - smoothie popsicles / brown bag lunches / spaghetti with marinara
Thursday - Alphabet cereal / brown bag lunches /chocolate waffles and strawberries
Friday - Rice Krispies / brown bag lunches / my mom's chicken and rice
I also made a huge batch of apple, pear and pumpkin baby's favorite and used some of it to make oatmeal and applesauce cookies. Both turned out just great!
As you can tell, we're still functioning a little bit in "crisis mode." We may kind of be in that "mode" until after Christmas, but usually the deep freeze gives me a few months to pull my life back together before Spring Break and the end of school hits! I'm going to try to do a better job of updating, so hang in here with me!
Also, did you see how super cute our Jack O Lantern pudding cups turned out?! Better Pin them for next year!
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