I forgot to mention Crock Pot Sunday yesterday, but honestly, it wasn't very exciting. I did pinto beans - super simple. Old Skool. Take the dry beans and soak overnight. Sort thru to take out floaters or other stuff. Rinse, rinse, rinse and return to crock. Add a slab or two of bacon and cook on high for 7 hours or so. (The family can salt and pepper to their tastes after the beans are cooked).
I served it with a loaf of fresh bread and salads. Since I gave up bread for Lent, I've been supplementing my meals with salads.
And, I must say, I'm enjoying those salads. I always add shredded cheese and except for Fridays, I add bacon bits. Italian dressing and !voila! a delicious salad.
I have also noticed that since giving up bread and baked goods, I tend to not snack as much during the day. I'm still eating other carbs, but I guess cutting back on them a bit decreases my overall appetite.
Don't tell the Evil Twin (haha - he reads this daily), I'm trying my hand at homemade shrimp scampi this Friday!
One more thing, Karen had asked in a comment last week how I manage all the shopping for a week. I make my menu up and then find out what I need to buy for every night and for lunches during the week. If I'm purchasing lots of meat/chicken, I throw it in the freezer. Then, I look at my menu plan the day or so before and know what to defrost in the morning.
Since I don't work outside the home, getting to stores every day is difficult.
Plus, I enjoy the one stop shopping of the Evil Mart of Wal. Someone needs undies? Check. I need hair conditioner? Check. We need a crap load of food to feed 4 people for 7 days? CHECK! And, it's all cheaper than the local grocer. You all know I am all about saving a penny. And then pinching it so hard it becomes copper wire.
Hey, my frugality helps pay for our vacations and other "extras". I know the Evil Twin gets a bit frustrated by my attitude, but he's always happy when we get the big bonus. :-)