I’m stuck in limbo right now between wanting to cut out all of the eating out to save money and eat healthier and the obvious convenience of grabbing take out on a busy night. I’m having some uncomfortable tummy issues lately and I think the take out is the problem. As a compromise we are going to start getting pizza once a week. I can get a veggie pizza for myself and hopefully that will help. Instead of eating out after soccer I’m going to plan a crockpot meal for that night so it’s ready when we get home. Y’all- it costs us around $45 to eat out and that’s just for fast food like Chick-Fil-A. That’s insane! My budget has declared that it must stop. We can get 3 XL pizzas from Papa John’s on Monday’s for $30 thanks to their 50% off Monday special right now. So that’s what we’re going to do. And it gives us leftovers for Tuesday night. We’re going to give it a try for a few weeks and see how it goes.
Monday: Pizza Night; Side Salad
Tuesday: Leftover Pizza Night; Side Salad
Wednesday: Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
Thursday: Crockpot Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup; Breadsticks
Friday: Game Day Crockpot Chili; Cornbread
Saturday: YOYO (You’re On Your Own)
Sunday: Chili Dog Cheese Fries Casserole with Leftover Chili
Here’s hoping my new menu plan works this week. I love that I’m using leftovers from our dinner on Friday to make our dinner on Sunday. It takes a lot to feed this crew and we don’t often have leftovers so getting 2 dinners out of one is a huge plus in this house!
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