It has been a little while (too long) since I have made bread, and it was so good to take one afternoon this past week to make up another batch of bread with my Bosch machine. It only takes about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish, including grinding up the grain in my Whisper Mill. With our 20 year-old son coming home for the week, I knew that I needed to take time for bread-making ... he loves this homemade bread!
I've also been taking some time these weeks to learn a little more about using coupons and anything else that I can start implementing to keep the grocery budget down. Prices are going up ... not a fun thing. One of the foodie bloggers that I have come to appreciate is hosting a focus at the beginning of each week, along with eight other bloggers, called "Eat Well / Spend Less". You might want to check out their blogs for helpful ideas ... click here for the posts from last week, and here for the one this week.
My menu plan for this week, being flexible, but yet wanting to have some recipes selected:
Cheesy Chicken Subs
Chicken Alfredo Bake
Saucy Pork Chops
Beef & Bean Burritos
Orange & Feta Salad with Almonds & Balsamic (New)
Pesto & Feta Pasta Salad with Cranberries (New)
Banana Cream Dessert
Linked to Menu Plan Monday