I tried the menu planning for 3 weeks, the hubbs wasn't quite a fan. So it has been modified for only dinners. It works for me so I know what to defrost or check the recipe against my pantry. The house refrigerator (and freezer) have been nearly emptied. The pantry is dwindling and I have made a substantial dent in the chest freezer stock (once we cleaned out all the wasted food items).
I have made some pretty good meals using what's on hand (even getting a little creative when need be)
Crispy French Onion Chicken
And would you believe, I went to take pictures and my batteries were not charged. Not only that, I had forgotten to charge the extra batteries too...OOPS! Fortunately this recipe is a keeper so the next time I make it, I will definitely have pictures to post!
Crock-pot Loaded Potato Soup
Crock-pot BBQ Shredded Pork Loin
So how about you? Have you cooked up some good meals or been a budget buster?
**Updated 2/25/14 to add some additional notes, as well as, correct grammar and typing errors**