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Menu planning for the week; got adoption record!

August 24th, 2012 at 09:42 pm

Friday dinner
party; hosts provided food

Saturday lunch
Veggie burgers, fries, coleslaw
Make zucchini bread for breakfasts

Saturday dinner
BLTs & corn on the cob

Sunday lunch
Thai curry w/ seitan & squash & 2 ears corn; rice
Find use for CSA hot peppers (pickling, harissa?)

Sunday dinner
Ratatouille with homemade bread

Stuffed poblanos (tomatillos, crumbles, corn) & rice

Garlic toss pasta w/ cherry tomatoes & parsley

Thai food delivery

Chix parmesan w/ spaghetti & tomato sauce; side of green beans

Shopping lists:

2 onions
1 crushed tomatoes*
white vinegar
1 apple juice (c)

paper towels
loo rolls

That's it! We cut to the bare minimum this week, because we're going to go a bit into next month's grocery money. The only things needed for our dinners are the bread, onions, cumin and crushed tomatoes. The fruits and bagels are for lunches and breakfast, the carrots are to make baby food, the vinegar is for laundry.

NT is going to bring some bananas from work that are too ripe for people to eat, and we'll have banana bread for breakfasts too. We've got chickpeas and curry sauce already, so he'll make curries for lunches and we'll also have leftovers from some of the dinners for lunch. There's also still some free hummus samples from the farmer's market and some of my homemade baba ganoush.

NT said I could forgo my turn to buy wine until next week. We have some partial boxes of white and red that will last us until next Friday. I drink less now that I'm counting calories anyway. So that's $10 extra of spending money that I get to keep for a while. I'm going to try not to spend it so I can pay for next week's wine.


Came home from the party tonight and NT checked the mail. We got packets from our lawyer with the adoption records! It was official when our hearing ended, but now it feels extra official. Now we REALLY should get a safe deposit box! We're accumulating more and more important documents.

I can take my copy to work and get SL added as a dependent on my healthcare on Monday. Nice monthly savings will result!

3 Responses to “Menu planning for the week; got adoption record!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Very organized!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations on the official adoption!!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Yay on the adoption!!

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