It’s been 4 weeks since my attempt at monthly BJs shopping and I didn’t quite make it. I went last week. It turns out that I desperately underestimated the amount of baby cheeses and shrimp my guys will eat. And, I have to go again in 3 weeks to pick up fruit for soccer snack. Six weeks is just too long to shop for so I’m doing two 3 week chunks this time. I didn’t realize that when I set my original goal. And, I am due for the occasional Target run. I put those together because they’re near each other and not so much my house. Here’s what I got food-wise at those two stops.
Beforehand, I sorted our pantry. Here are the before pictures.
I took out all the paper party stuff that is rarely used and put it in a box elsewhere which freed up an additional shelf so I could spread out a bit. I also reorganized and regrouped, especially on the lower two shelves. In so doing I realized that I overbought white sugar and turkey gravy during the last holiday periods. But, I underbought flour (one of the reasons to go to Target). I’ll try to guesstimate better this year. I also have way more cumin than I’ll use anytime soon. Here are the after pictures.
Here’s the plan for this week. We still have some lasagna and will have a lot of chicken pot pie, so leftovers twice this week.
Chicken pot pie
Corn on the cob
Macaroni & cheese
Kids: poached eggs
Adults: homemade pizza