I haven't posted one in a long time, but I have been maintaining some semblance of a menu plan. My current goal is to clean out the pantry and start shopping from week to week. I tend to be a compulsive when I see good sales, but if we never eat it, it's just money down the drain no matter how good a deal it is (case in point - I cleaned off the baking shelf yesterday and discovered I had jello mixes dating back to 2007 - that's right, the jello is older than my child).
So, I'm starting to just buy the food we need for the week. I'll probably still stock up on staples that don't go bad quickly, like pasta and rice, but on the whole menus will just be based on whatever's on sale or strikes my fancy that week. My husband and I agree that in the long run it will save us money since we won't be throwing so much away.
All that said, here's what's on the menu this week (in no particular order):
Steak and Pepper Sandwiches
Spaghetti and Meatballs (store-bought meatballs this time since nobody liked the ones I made last time)
Cranberry pork chops
Taco rice skillet
Chicken and Stuffing
Honey Glazed Chicken
Have a great week, everyone, and happy eating!