So here’s the actual recap of the week on the spending freeze. I’m trying not to beat myself over this.
Here’s the actual menu just to refresh your memory:
Monday-Moroccan Butternut Squash Couscous with Raisin, Almond, Feta Salad
Wednesday-Pasta Tossed in Anchovy-Oil with Stuffed Mushrooms on the side
Thursday-3-Bean Chili with Grilled Cheese
Friday-Dinner at friends' house
Saturday- Cubed Steak Red Beans & Rice with Roasted Carrots on the side
Sunday-Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Croutons and Romaine Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing
And here is the somewhat successful attempt (I can't call it a total failure):
Monday: Moroccan Butternut Squash Couscous with Raisin, Almond, Feta Salad (check)
Tuesday: Dinner at Gigi’s (check)
Wednesday: Spaghetti w/ stuffed mushrooms (check)
Thursday: Easy, Oozy, Cheesy Spaghetty Bake (check; still no money spent)
Friday: Laraine’s Insane Blackened Chicken Fettuccini (Still craving this from 3 nights ago; check)
Saturday: Perfect Pancakes (check), then gave into the delicious idea of bacon & mushroom pizza delivered, which we are still eating on.
Sunday: Our favorite Mexican restaurant Fiesta Time was calling our name on the drive home from church. We did have a coupon though, plus we had a ridiculous amount of leftovers which we have eaten today. I ordered what they call a Fajita Quesadilla. A flour toritilla overflowing with chicken, fajita vegetables-grilled to perfection, smothered in that famous white cheese sauce. I mean who could resist that, so good!
Homemade Perfect Pancakes*