Last week W and I picked a small basket of garden peas from the garden. I shelled those, and we had them for lunch the following day. It was the first time W had eaten fresh garden peas, and he is hooked. Those will be a regular part of our garden each year.
I followed last week's menu plan for the most part. I did spend $20 on groceries in the middle of last week. That was milk, potatoes, cream cheese, whipping cream, and a few other items. I have $24 to spend this week.
The Usual (AKA: pizza & salad)
Spaghetti & meatballs, breadsticks, salad - I have meatballs and breadsticks premade in the freezer so this will be a quick meal to put together. More lettuce from the garden is on this week's menu.
Cubed steak, twice baked potatoes, vegetables from freezer - I have ordered a meat tenderizer from Amazon and am anxious to try it out. I will use some of the potatoes I purchased last week to make twice baked potatoes including extras to put in the freezer.
Baked fish, Parmesan noodles, cole slaw - I have half a cabbage to use up. We purchased fish fillets at Sam's Club. Rather than use box pasta mixes I prefer to make my own. Angel hair pasta, a bit of butter, garlic, and Parmesan cheese make a delicious side dish.
Sloppy joes and chips or fries - Sloppy joes are W's specialty. I have pre-cooked ground meat in the freezer so this is another quick meal option.
Pork tenderloin, potatoes & milk, green beans - We have fresh potatoes ready to dig in the garden. These new potatoes are delicious in a thickened milk sauce.
Big salads - A lighter meal is needed after some of the heavier ones on the menu. I will add shrimp or chicken to lettuce from the garden.