BL: Your pasta salad sounds like something my DD would enjoy.
It's going to be a mostly "from the freezer and pantry" week for me, too.
On Saturday, I took out a packet of ground beef and added celery (from the freezer), carrots, and potatoes to it - it can be eaten as is, with bread or rice, or used as a filling for pastries.
Yesterday, I went to a friend's chili cook-off and took a fruit salad I put together using whatever fruit I had on hand: honeydew, pineapple, grapes & strawberries.
For the week, I put a chicken to thaw - should be able to cook it today; will probably make a curry with it.
For vegetables for the week, I have green beans, Brussels sprouts, cucumber, and more carrots. Plus frozen peas (green peas and black-eyed peas) and corn.
All I really need to buy for the week are some fresh fruits and maybe some bread.
Edited to add:
Just came back from the grocery store. Bought red lentils ($1.19/lb), leeks ($1.19), onions ($.20/lb), bananas ($.33/lb), oranges ($.39/lb), papaya ($.99/lb), watermelon ($.49/lb), black grapes ($1.49/lb), peaches ($.99/lb), 2 bread rolls ($.50 @) and pita bread ($.75). Spent $15.43.
Grocery spending to date: $60.65 + $15.43 = $76.08
DD and I had pita bread with some of my previously made ground beef mixture as a filling, and an orange for brunch.
Planning to have chicken curry with rice and green beans for dinner.