Sunday, February 1, 2009

It feels good to go green ... and Menu Plan Monday

We have always recycled our plastic grocery bags, but when you count how many a family of only 3 uses (counting double bagging for cans, milk, etc) it is ridiculous. I felt guilty every time we went shopping. Then add in trips to Target....uuggghh. I could wrap my house in plastic bags from a month's worth of shopping.

So, over the weekend we bought as many 'green' bags as we thought we'd need for a large grocery shopping trip. I ran back to the store twice, yes twice, for things I kept forgetting on my Super Bowl party list. (I know, I know...I wasn't using my SmartShopper organizer obviously.) It felt good walking in with my trusty reusable bag. Oh and SCORE on the fact that our grocery store gives you a discount for each bag every time you use it. Yeah, it's just a small amount, but paying me to go green? Why, that's just too kind of them. It's the least I could do for our planet.

I'll be looking for more ways to help become more green. We've already switched a lot of our light bulbs to compact florescents, put in low flow shower heads, replaced 1 of 3 toilets to low flow ones and will be changing out the other two toilets later.


Alright, it's late and I'm super tired from our little get together we had tonight so the discount list may be a little short, but no worries, I'll be back with more. Oh and the food is at the bottom of the list, too....


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And now for the food portion of the show...




For more fabulous meal plans, visit orgjunkie.com!

Monday: Dinner at my parents. Yaaaay!
Tuesday: One of our FAVES - Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup/Chili - I add 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin & and sub a can of chicken broth for the beer if I don't have beer on hand. (photo to the right)
Wednesday: Leftovers from Tuesday.
Thursday: Cantonese Pork - I'll post this recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday
Friday:
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf - I'll be out for a Girl's Night Out, but this dish will be ready for the family.
Saturday:
Pasta E Fagioli - I found this on Mari's recipe blog and she says it's FABULOUS and I believe her. ;-) I'm making this for a group of people we're having over.



Question of the Day
I think I should do a giveaway for green bags.
What you think?

16 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

I need to do a menu plan this week...slow cooker chicken taco sounds good!
-sandy toe

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I am green!!! I not only have the bags from various stores...I make them too!!!

Michelle said...

good idea. I currently have a Shaws reusable bag and another that is pink with the breast cancer ribbon on it, my BF won't carry the pink one.....men.

Anonymous said...

I love me a give-away.....bags or otherwise :) Do it! Do it!

xo,
Wen in OR

Stephanie said...

Congrats on going green! We are forced to use our own bags here, or pay per bag that we need. I wil lbe packing the French bags in my container when it is time to come back. I LOVE the idea of reusable bags, and that your store pays you! Awesome!

Hifam said...

I love the Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup/Chili recipe. It uses ingredients I usually have on hand so I just threw a batch together for dinner tonight. Thanks a bunch!

My vote is always yes for a give-away. Everyone loves a prize.

Thanks,
Jody H.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ That cheeseburger meatloaf sounds really good. I think I'm going to give that I try! The chicken taco soup sounds great also! :)

Mandy said...

Yes! A giveaway for green bags is perfect! They can be used for so much more. They hold sooo much!!

Brooke said...

Sounds wonderful to me!

Monica said...

I've also thought about making big bags from the plastic grocery bags. You can cut them into strips and knit them together. You can make bigger bags and it reinforces them.

Ms. Latina on a Mission said...

yes yes yes a giveaway bag woul dbe fantastic especially because NYC will now start charging for plastic bags! On the bright side it will force others to be become green ;)
FYI: Sorry to hear of about your friend Carrie. She will be in my prayers.

high school musical said...

sale! sale! :)

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