In the Kitchen: Weekly Menu
My love/hate relationship with Meijer (our local version of Super Walmart) continues. I went last week for a few specialty items and was so excited about my savings that I decided to shop there for our weekly groceries this week. Big mistake. I was disappointed with their produce and lack of local options. Organics were hard to find and the store is so huge. I came home on sensory overload.
All that said, I’ll be back to my small, local, friendly grocery store next week and I will gladly let them carry out my bags. I’m not dismissing Meijer altogether, but I think it’s found it’s place in my life – and that place is not for my weekly shopping.
But, I did get my shopping done for the week – a new part of my Sunday that has transformed my weekly menus to be so much easier to implement. I love having all the food I need on hand for several meals for the week so I’m not scrambling trying to figure out how to make it to a store with two little ones in the dead of winter for a couple of items.
Here’s my menu for the week:
Sweet Potato Quesadillas – I’ve been thinking about these since I made them last time…so delicious!
Spaghetti Squash & Sausage – this recipe is from my kitchen soul sister Andrea Beaman. I love her recipes, as I’ve mentioned before.
Chicken Soup – also from Andrea Beaman (I think there’s a variation of this recipe on her Website). I’m making this tonight. I love this recipe because you add fresh garlic in at the very end – a surprising and delicious addition.
I also have a few other items on hand, like a bunch of kale for Kale Chips, and frozen ingredients I could throw together for a quick, crock-pot soup.
What’s cooking in your kitchen this week?