Another week of trying to buy as little as possible and eat meals derived primarily from my pantry. As much as I wish I could say this was brought about by the success of the Eat down the fridge attempt, it’s really driven by a desire to save money.

My CSA box will arrive this week, and I suspect I shall have to do something with the accumulation of onions, beets, and potatoes. Onions and potatoes I can deal with as there’s definitely soup to be made this weekend; but I rarely eat beets (other than pickled). So, I’m off to scour the internet for a good recipe. Ideally I’ll find a crunchy pickled beet recipe that I can make en mass, and give away to friends and family as gifts. Oh, and eat some too. 🙂

As always, I shop on Saturday. What follows is a plan that (to date) never quite comes out. I suspect I’ll be waylaid by at least one dinner invitation (possibly two, we’ll see). But my grocery list was designed around this menu, so if I don’t make it this week–I’ll probably make it next.

Sunday

Breakfast: Fried egg sandwich, all dressed & tea
Lunch: Gyro pita, diet coke.
Dinner: Hamburgers, all dressed

Monday
Breakfast: Cereal, skim milk, strawberries & 1/2 banana
Lunch: 3 carnitas enchiladas, cheese, spaghetti sauce, diet coke
Dinner: BBQ chicken with steamed green beans & baked potato/sweet potato
Snacks: 1 apple, 1 med zucchini, 3 stalks celery, hummus

Tuesday
Breakfast: Cereal, skim milk, 1/2 banana
Lunch: 3 carnitas enchiladas, cheese, spaghetti sauce, diet coke
Dinner: Lemon pepper salmon with basmati rice, green salad and red wine vinagrette
Snacks: 1 apple, crackers & cheese, cottage cheese

Wednesday
Breakfast: Toast, almond butter, 1 apple
Lunch: BBQ chicken, steamed rice, steamed vegetables
Dinner: Chicken shawarma with lemony couscous and steamed vegetables
Snacks: 1 med zucchini, 3 stalks celery, hummus, yogurt & flax seed

Thursday
Breakfast: Toast, almond butter, 1 apple
Lunch: Lemon pepper salmon, steamed rice, broccoli
Dinner: Sesame beef with stir-fry vegetables & basmati rice
Snacks: 1c pineapple, crackers & cheese, yogurt & flax seed

Friday
Breakfast: Toast, almond butter, 1 apple
Lunch: Basmati rice, steamed vegetables & tinned lemony pepper tuna
Dinner: Chicken piccata with artichoke hearts, Spatzle
Snacks: 1c pineapple, crackers & cheese, yogurt & flax seed

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