A friend asked me the other day if I saved money cooking meals at home and as I watched the cost add up at the cash register it made me think about it again. I told her that I thought I actually spent more than I would actually spend on eating out every night... but I am not sure that is true. I initially thought it was more because I pay extra for things that are local, organic, or use less packaging (or not packaged in cans/plastic). So when comparing what I pay for groceries to what it would for us to eat at Chipotle or Taco Bell every day... then I do pay more... but who eats that everyday? Eating at a restaurant costs us at least $30... so then I pay less for groceries. Whether I spend more or less (or the same), I feel good about the healthy, sustainable food that we eat and that is worth more than what it costs.
Alright, here's this week's menu...
* Shrimp & Fish Stew
* Tarragon Chicken
* Chicken Fried Rice
* Deviled Crab Risotto Milanese
* Tomato-Vodka Soup
Once I felt better last week I made the Italian Penne, which changed to rotini with chopped tomatoes & artichokes with mozzerella and ricotta.
And then for lunch I made pan-fried chicken. It is one of the staples in our house along with homemade pizza and fajitas. Everyone has their own go-to meals, this is one of ours...