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The Weekly Plan {Jan 21st}

I must confess something: I only followed last week's plan 3 out of 3 nights.  It was sort of a crazy week.
There were changes of plans all week long--some out of necessity and some out of whims.  This week I have to be more focused!

I did have a good trip to the grocery stores this week though.  Yes, stores...I frequent two: Aldi and Kroger.  I love the amazing deals and the quality at Aldi and always make that my first stop to get everything I can there.  Then I head over to Kroger where I can use specific coupons, find things that Aldi doesn't carry or items we prefer, and score some points on my Kroger card for gas discounts.  Can't beat that!

I also made a trip this week to a local Amish store that I affectionately call the "dented can store".  That's not actually its name;)  We live near a very large Amish and Mennonite community and there are several of their wonderful bulk-style stores nearby and I really enjoy shopping at them.  This particular store though has two sections: one side is the traditional Amish bulk-style items and the other side is damaged items, overstocks, etc. that are drastically reduced.  They have amazing prices on canned goods, bread, cereal, coffee, and much, much more.  I love to go there occasionally and sort of "stock up" on items that we use often.

So all in all, the pantry is looking good right now and I'm happy to not need to go to the grocery store this week.

Monday:  Beef & Noodles for Vince & the kiddos and Moms Night Out for me with our homeschool group (we had to reschedule last week due to freezing rain)

Tuesday:  Pinto Beans and Buttermilk Cornbread  

Wednesday:  French Onion Soup with Garlic Toast

Thursday:  Chicken & Apples Sausages, German Roasted Potatoes, and Salad

Friday:  Homemade Pizza with Salad and Garlic Breadsticks

Saturday:  Snacks/Leftovers

Sunday: {out}

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


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