Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekly Food Stamp Menu

There will LOTS of "To Go" meals this last week of the Food Stamp Challenge. Yesterday's lunch was "To Go" Beef and Noodles. So very simple. Leftover roast beef with a jar of beef gravy warmed up then pour over store bought noodles. I guess you could call it poor mans Beef Stroganoff.

SOOOO excited today as I have a late lunch date with two buddies I haven't seen in YEARS!! Our hubby's use to work together way back when. I am thinking we meet 24 years ago at a project in Midland, MI. We had lots more adventures over the years as our hubby's jobs moved us from one place to another all over the country. We all eventually settled down in the Charlotte NC area where the home office was located back then at the time our kiddo's were entering High School. Moving High School students to different schools around the country is NOT a good idea!! One of the ladies moved to Greenville, SC when the main office was moved way back when, she lost her Husband of 40 years this past summer :(. The other friend's hubby followed the path of so many in the traveling business and found himself a new girlfriend 1/2 his age with no thought of what it would do to their family :( TURD!!! While we have stayed in touch through letters and phone calls we haven't been able to meet up in person in so very long. Way back when we had weekly get togethers with the whole gang for craft days in addition to a monthly luncheon, of course lots of cookouts and game night with our families as we were all in the same boat. Far from our homes and families. I hit one of the gift drawers this morning for a small surprise to share with them both. The next best thing to "To Go" meals is having a stash of handmade gifts!!

here's our menu for the finally week of the Food Stamp Challenge

Saturday
Lunch - Roast Beef and Noodles (To Go) meal
Supper - Ham steaks with potato's, veggie and canned fruit

Sunday
Lunch - Bean soup with leftover ham (To Go) meal, for hubby only
Supper - Pork Loin, potato's, veggie, artisan bread, and homemade ice cream (To Go) meal

Monday
Lunch - Open Roast Beef sandwiches on homemade bread (To Go) meal
Supper - Family dinner for DD#2 Birthday no food Stamping!

Tuesday
Lunch - Chili Dogs with nacho chips (To Go) meal
Supper - Bow tie pasta with chicken broccoli sauce (To Go) meal

Wednesday
Lunch - PBJ
Supper - Veggie Soup (To Go) meal

Thursday
Lunch - Grill Cheese sandwiches
Supper - Salisbury Steak, potato, veggie, can fruit and home made bread. To Go) meal

Not much cooking this week as the freezer is full to the brim with "To Go" meals. Maybe I will be able to get back to some sewing that I am way behind on!! First up will be hubby's Birthday quilt that HAS to be completed this week.

16 comments:

  1. How cool is that to be able to meet up with your buddies you don't get to see often ! Fun written all over it. I should have went with the leftover gravey too, as hubby even had it out of the fridge in his hand. Next time around.

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    1. I read the posted recipe, seemed a little fancy for leftover roast! Ha We had a great time at lunch

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  2. You did a wonderful job on this challenge...just a few more days to go. I love all your "to go" meals, too- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Nana, looks like a whole week off from any major cooking!!

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  3. Have a wonderful time! I met a high school friend yesterday for lunch. We reconnected about 3 years ago and it so nice! Angela

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  4. Have fun with your friends, Debby! I'm sure it'll be wonderful to "catch up"! :) Love your "to go" meals!! Such a time-saver!!

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    1. Maybe I can get some sewing done this week!!

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  5. What a wonderful reunion you will have!! Last March I got together with some highschool friends for lunch in Burlington, about a 2 hour drive from here. People came from all over. We had so much fun we've planned a whole weekend in May of this year complete with wine tour. My cousin is coming up from South Carolina:) I don't get to see him very often. It's gonna be a BLAST!

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    1. How cool is that!! Your cousin will have to drive right by our house to get there, should I pack him a lunch?

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  6. Looks like a great menu, Debby! You would hardly know it was a food stamp menu!!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, Other than planning meals we are not eating any different

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  7. That is so awesome that you could spend some time with your friends! That is awesome that you could keep in touch all of these years!

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    1. Thanks Lena, we had such a good time!

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