This Better Freaking Work

Planing to move anywhere is stressful. Planing to move out of the country while finishing a semester of graduate work will kill you, or at least make you cry. A lot.

In the interest of full disclosure, we have been out to eat almost every night for the last two weeks. I decided to try and reclaim control of the food situation and I always hear that planning is so much better than winging it every night. So I have attempted to put together a menu that will allow me to send less of our money to Bancock City and Chili’s and more of it at Nordstrom like God intended.

Sunday: Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce with Salad
Monday: Chicken and Dumplings (It’s easy because I make them with biscuits. Don’t judge me.)
Tuesday: Lasagna (yes, it is frozen but better that I could make)’
Wednesday: Out to eat with church home group!!!
Thursday: Taco Soup
Friday: Pizza Patron.

What’s that you say? That is only 4 dinners and you are still going out on Wednesday and getting Pizza Patron on Friday. Yes, but it is 4 more dinners than I have cooked lately and Pizza Patron is $6 bucks a pizza and um; there is no and…6 BUCKS A PIZZA!!! 6 bucks, no cleanup, no problems!

I have done as much prep as possible today so that there don’t have to be any runs to the store. I made some blueberry coffee cake for breakfast and it is already cut up and in baggies in the fridge so it is fast in the mornings.

So if I am still crying at the end of the week after all this freaking work, we are just going to go back to eating out or showing up at random people’s house and asking them to feed us.

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About fishandchipsandsalsa

This is the story of a newlywed-ish couple in Dallas about to pack up their lives and pups to move to jolly ol' England. They will miss good family, good friends and good fajitas.
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10 Responses to This Better Freaking Work

  1. homemakingmama says:

    Yes we all have times like that 🙂 Chin up, at least you are making an effort. The coffee cakes look fantastic! Happy MPM!

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  2. sherry says:

    Best of luck to you! I know the eating out trap is wicked awful! I’ve been trying to control that myself! A menu plan only works if you follow it! LOL But it’s a wonderful tool to use! Welcome to MPM!

    Sherry

  3. planningqueen says:

    I hope it works for you. I find menu planning does really help. We still have weeks were we don’t go any where near the plan, but on the whole it makes us eat much more healthy food and save money.

  4. mub says:

    Moving out of the country even when you aren’t in the middle of grad school is stressful! Good luck with your move =) Your blueberry coffeecake looks amazing as well.

  5. Moving is horrible, i agree!

    Your menu looks great though!

    Have a great week!
    Amanda

  6. Erin says:

    Welcome to MPM! Kudos to you for at least planning four meals. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate (ha – no pun intended) right now, and under those circumstances it can be a major accomplishment to get anything done in the kitchen!

    Blueberry coffee cake sounds yummy… I might have to think about making that sometime this week. 🙂

  7. Wifey says:

    Chicken and dumplings sounds so good! Yum. Have a great week!

  8. april says:

    Wecome to MPM! The coffee cake looks so yummy!

  9. ruizbe82 says:

    that will allow me to send less of our money to Bancock City and Chili’s and more of it at Nordstrom like God intended.

    Amen, sistah!

    Making a menu plan works for me, too. It sounds like you’ve really got a lot on your plate there, but having a plan seems to cut the time it takes to stare at the fridge and stare at your pantry, and back at the fridge and then wonder what you can possibly make, then giving up and making scrambled eggs and toast. It’s likely healthier, too. 🙂

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