Since I can't talk about what I spent the bacon on, I'll post what our plans are for all that food. One thing we do is meal plan. We usually sit down as a family and discuss what we want for meals. The kids get a say in what we make which helps with what they actually eat at dinner time. Also they get excited about their special meal day where they get to help Mr. Bacon or me make it. It's a win for us! This time we figured with the holiday we needed 14 meals. So what's on our list for the next few weeks?
- Grilled Chicken with fried mushrooms, wild rice & mixed veggies
- Bacon wrapped pork loin, roasted potatoes, & corn
- Chicken and rice, & broccoli
- Tinfoil meal
- Goulash & toast
- meatballs & gravy, mashed potatoes and beans
- Venison stir fry
- Mini burgers, homemade fries & apple slices
- spaghetti & garlic bread
- country pork chops- this is a one dish meal- pork chops, potatoes & carrots
- egg Scramble & toast
- Beef stroganoff & homemade biscuits
We made the tacos already this week. One thing I really wanted was Nachos. There's a little restaurant in town that has nachos on their appetizers and they are really good! I fought the urge to go there and get some. So I decided to make my own at home while the others had tacos, complete with my homemade salsa.
No too bad, and a bit festive with the red & green tortilla chips I bought! They were not quite like the restaurant nachos, but they saved me $8 (Really it saved me more like $40 and two wasted kids meals that we would have ordered and only had 4 fries eaten from them if the whole family would have gone out to eat) I'll happily pocket my $40 for the home made nachos and I'll keep working on making them more like the one's I love to go out for. So here's a challenge, what can you try to make at home instead of going out for? Or how about trying to meal plan to save some bacon for your pocket, especially during this crazy time of year.