This time last week, we were bracing ourselves for Hurricane Sandy. Joe spent Sunday and much of Monday cleaning the gutters, putting away lawn furniture and Grace's toys and anything else he could do to protect our home from the storm. With so much that has happened since then, it feels like much more time than just a week has passed and we were the lucky ones! I can only imagine how bad this week has been for the families that were not so lucky. The families that had to evacuate their homes before the storm even hit, the families that were without power for the past week (some don't know when they might have power again) or those that have lost everything due to the storm.
I spent so much time on Facebook this week, looking for updates on family and friends. I felt so helpless here while so many suffered and are still suffering. I'm relieved that last week is over and look forward to moving on to the new week. This new month.
The start of November always has me starting my list making for food we'll need for holiday meals, gifts we need to buy, and the many errands we'll need to run. With all of that in mind, I want to cut back on our food budget as much as possible. That shouldn't be too difficult this week since there is a variety of leftovers in the fridge from this past week.
Over the weekend, I hosted a small party at our home. I prepared a couple of salads, a large bowl of coleslaw and 3 pots of soup. That will make for easy dinners a couple nights this week! (Speaking of soup, be sure to check out yesterday's Soup's On! Linky Party! There's still time to add your best soup recipe to the list!)
Here's what we'll be eating this week:
I can't decide if I want fried spaghetti or if I want to try a new recipe using leftover spaghetti.
Barbecue Chicken Salad Wraps
Now that you know what we're eating this week, let us know in the comments what's for dinner at your house this week! Or, if you need more menu planning inspiration? Follow me over to Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie! Or, if you like what you see here, you can check out my past menu plans.
You can also find this week's menu plan linked to On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable