My tip this week is simple. Eat what you have.
Despite the fact, I feel the need to go grocery shopping each week, we actually have enough food in our house for more than a week.
Before you shop, take a serious look at your cabinets, pantry, and freezer.
First, clean out anything that is expired or past its prime. And although I hate to throw anything away, if there is no way will will ever eat it, toss it or donate to a food pantry.
*Pick 5 items out and plan 5 meals around them (1 for each weeknight).
*Limit your shopping to milk, bread, and fresh produce for two weeks.
*Eat your leftovers (or tranform them into a new meal).
*Make an omelet! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner....scramble three eggs and fold in any leftovers or ANYTHING in your freezer (shrimp, chicken, sausage, veggies).
*Spend a day cooking and freeze. We have a lot of items that we buy for a recipe and then never get to. Spend a weekend day cooking 3 full meals. Put 1 in the fridge and two in the freezer.