I can’t seem to win in the grocery-shopping-with-small-children department. If I have the whole crew with me, I spend more money because I am rushing through the store, distracted and hungry and throwing random things in the cart. If I only have 1 or 2 kids, I spend more money because I am taking my time through the store, distracted and hungry and throwing random things in the cart. I just realized two things: 1) I need to stop going to the grocery store hungry and 2) I need to hire a personal shopper.
Last night was a 1 kid night. Grocery shopping was so calm and quiet. I hit 3 stores in under 1.5 hours. At Trader Joe’s, they were sampling pretzel rolls and ham and mustard and hot cider. It was all pretty darn delicious. I bought a quarter of a spiral ham for $4.99/lb. I’m excited to use it as a starting point for this week’s meals and see how far I can stretch the leftovers into other meals.
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Baked Ham, Old-Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli
Tuesday — White Bean & Ham Soup, rolls, green salads
Wednesday — Fried Rice, fruit salad
Thursday — Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, chips, carrot sticks
Friday — Dinner Out
Saturday — Quesadillas with salsa & guacamole, fruit salad
Sunday — Perfect Potato Soup, buttermilk biscuits, coleslaw
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