We have some exciting news!
Yep…you read that right. I quit my job. In the middle of a pandemic. In the year 2020 which has already been very strange. And, without a super clear plan set in place. But friends, we are very happy with our decision.
We thought about it all summer, had many discussions, I cried lots of tears and our hearts were very heavy when we decided to finally go through with it. It has been the most crazy, freeing, scary, passion building experience I have ever been through.
But, needless to say, with a change in employment, came a change in our budget. So, not that I didn’t focus on our budget before, but now we will be even more focused on budget friendly meals or ones that can be stretched. So, let’s jump in!
What We’re Eating
August 1st – August 7th
Saturday: Panini with assorted Italian meats, havarti, arugula and pesto aioli
Sunday: Baked potatoes with turkey chili and cheese (didn’t use this meal last week) 🙂
Monday: Crunchy cabbage salad with sesame ginger dressing and grilled chicken breasts (this was such a hit last week we are having it again!)
Tuesday: Jalapeno, green onion bun-less turkey burgers with W’s famous baked french fries (friends, they are to die for!)
Wednesday: Tamale pie
Thursday: Rigis 🙂 (W loves rigatoni with my homemade red sauce; we call it Rigis)
Friday: Date night!!!!! Ahi tuna poke bowls with homemade sushi rice, cucumber, avocado, radish, and all the other yummy poke bowl toppings
Dessert for the week: Keeping it simple with a square of dark chocolate here and there 🙂
Y’all, I love to make ingredients go further by using them for more than just one meal (turkey for chili and burgers, ground beef for tamale pie and rigis; stretching meals with lots of extra veggies mixed in. A good time to clean out your fridge too!). We eat a lot of leftovers and always try our best to use all we can so not much goes to waste, if anything.
Our meals this week are budget friendly and have allowed us to have enough money left over in our weekly budget for a date night of poke, which isn’t always the most cost friendly meal. But, saving during the week on meals and having date night at home with games, homemade cocktails, and quality time together, allows us to splurge a bit on the meal itself.
I hope y’all have a really nice week! We will keep you updated on all of my new adventures. I am so excited for this new chapter in our life. My future is wide open…