Well, I gave you a pretty good run down of how I thought e-mealz.com would work for me. We ended up waiting until everyone was home to make the Orange Ginger Chicken. It was a huge hit! Now one of the best things about their program is that the recipes, the menu plan and the grocery list are on only two pages. Yes there is a lot of pre-packaged foods (for instance the potatoes) but you can always substitute for fresh. (Just remember the cost will most likely rise). So for the first night I cooked six chicken breasts (I used both packages). I had two left over. I will use those in a salad this week. But here is the best part, Next time I make this I will be making four packages and putting them in the freezer to marinate. Everyone ate, even my kid that hates grilled chicken. I had left over green beans so they will go into a shoepeg casserole at the end of the week. But I did call the potatoes correctly, I had one small serving left over and my daughter has called those for breakfast.
So my first meal score - A+
Now I have just downloaded the new Kroger shopping list for this week and printed it out with the current Publix meal plan. Since I had just done a meat run at Sam's, I do not have to buy as much meat for this week. I did check out the prices on the sheets and found there are somethings that I can get cheaper at Kroger (from the Publix lists) and vice versa. So I have highlighted what I need from each list and I will venture out today to try my luck. Overall I am excited about this. I got the menu plan done and the shopping list completed in about 15 minutes. Normally it takes me at least an hour. Now not everything that I have on here if from their list and I am not posting recipes. I had substitutions because of things I had already purchased and since this is an effort to save money, I am going to use them. :)
I am ready for my week!
Here is the Plan -
Monday - Pork Chops, Mac n Cheese (because I have some in the pantry, not on menu) Beans
Tuesday - Teryaki Burgers, Baked potatoes, Corn
Wednesday - Pot Roast and Vegetables
Thursday - Tortellini Carbona, Salad, Garlic Bread
Friday - Bahamian Tuna, Shoepeg Corn Casserole, Rolls
Saturday - Steak Salad, Rolls
Sunday - Quiche
As usual find this over at- Orgjunkie.com
This week Menu Plan Monday is being hosted by Finding Joy in My Kitchen