In keeping with the spirit of new year resolutions, my husband and I have made a commitment to eat out less in 2009. To kick it off, we will not be eating out at all in January*
To keep ourselves honest, I've decided to make a menu we can stick to each week. This also made grocery shopping much easier since we knew exactly what we needed. Usually I decide on our meals while we're shopping. We spent a total of $110 grocery shopping and that should cover all meals below, plus lunch and breakfast every day. I'll report back next Sunday on what type of leftovers we had.
Sunday - Panko Crusted Chicken Parm, with Chicken flavor Rice a Roni and Corn (inspired by the blog Erica's Kitchen Adventures)
Monday - Black Bean and Corn Soup (crockpot recipe)
Tuesday - Leftovers for Melissa (Jim will be in the city for his CFA class)
Wednesday - Leftovers for Jim (My boss is taking the group out as an end of year thank you)
Thursday - Cavatappi Al Sugo
Friday - Asian Style Turkey Burgers
Saturday - Baked Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Vegetables
*We received some gift certificates for Christmas, so we might use those, and my husband will be eating his lunch out Tuesdays to keep up with his networking at work.