We have been eating actual meals that we plan and cook.
(Most days. Yesterday, we ate whatever was in the fridge, and you know what? WE LIKED IT.)
Friday: Make-your-own naan pizzas
Saturday: Meat loaf, baked potatoes, broccoli, and canned pears
Sunday: Chili, hot dogs, chips, and salsa because PACKERS GAME. (Only Jack is a fan, but we live in WI)
Monday: Pork chops, stuffing, mini potatoes, green beans, canned apricots
Wednesday: Chicken salads for the adults and mac and cheese with side salads for the kids
Thursday: Take and bake pizza
Two weeks in a row, and the shop on Friday thing is working. Last week, even with a Tuesday produce run, I stayed well within our grocery budget, and except for a couple of lunches out, we ate exclusively at home.
All of these meals are 100% Beatrix-approved.