Although school has started and the weather has started to change, it is still sunny and warm enough to be grilling. My husband is so great on the grill that we take advantage of cooking on it for as long as possible. As a result, two of the meals this week are grilling meals. It has been busier since school has started so these meals are certainly not your fancy entertaining dishes, but they sure are tasty and that’s all that matters.
Since going out to eat or picking up take out can get pricey, our date night became our leftover night. We each get to make a plate of what we like, have a glass of wine and enjoy each other’s company. The clean up is easy because nothing was prepared that night and it certainly saves us money. A little tip on reheating leftovers: use the oven, or better yet, a toaster oven if you own one. Using the microwave takes moisture out of the food but the oven or toaster oven keeps that moisture. Just use a low heat.
So plan your menu, make a shopping list of all the ingredients you will need, and head to the grocery store one time this week. You will enjoy not having to return again and again during the week, as well as enjoy spending less money. Taking ten minutes to plan your meals and shopping list will save you time and money in the end. Spend that time with your family around the dinner table and learn more about each other. Make the first bite count!
Monday – BBQ Cheeseburgers with Onion Rings
Wednesday – Grilled Sausage and Waffle Sweet Potato Fries
Thursday – Chicken Caesar Salads
Friday – Leftovers/Date Night!