Monday, September 10, 2012

Food Spending September Week 1 & Meal Planning Week 2



And here is the "meal plan" that actually happened last week.....

Sunday--Burgers, Dogs, Potato Salad, COC
Monday--Lime Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday--Stuffed Green Peppers with Rice
Wednesday--Roast Chicken, Stuffing, Cranberry Glop, Green Beans
Thursday--Alfredo Primavera, Caesar Salad
Saturday--Chinese take-out
The weekly food spending was $79.90. Actually $36.01 of that was receipts/trips from the previous week I forgot, which just means I spend even MORE($121 more) over my August budget on  $43.89 is still quite a bit for this past week, considering I didn't have a car to use until Saturday.  $15.12 of this is from Hubs picking up a couple things on his way home from work...aka "not getting the best price".  I did $28.77 worth of damage on Saturday....but I did get some clearanced "we ain't stocking this anymore" corned beef hash for 50% off for #2 Son.

Going into this week I have a largish portion of roasted chicken, some carrots, Fajita filling, Potato Salad and rice from the stuffed peppers.
Hubs has eaten the rest of the leftover stuffed peppers and the alfredo primavera over the weekend.
I think I get Bonus Points because I used a double leftover Sunday night.  The Fajita filling had used leftover chicken in it and I used it as a base for making Chicken Enchiladas last night.  Now we have 1 enchilada left and Daughter will be scarfing that leftover down tonight after work. ;-)
Tonight is Steak tips in gravy over rice, which uses the leftover rice, plus I'll add the leftover carrots into the sauce.
I'm having the P. salad with my lunch, so all that is left now is the chicken.  If I don't make chicken salad for lunch or find a way to work it into this week's menu, I'll freeze it for later use.


This week's menu.....
Sunday--Chicken Enchiladas, Caesar Salad
Monday--Steak Tips in Gravy over Brown Rice, Green Beans
Tuesday--Fish(not sure which kind yet/in freezer), Sweet Potato French Fries, Beets
Thursday--Stuffed Shells(homemade in freezer), Tossed Salad or more Green Beans
Friday--Steak, Grilled Asparagus
Saturday--French Onion Soup w/Cheese, Caesar or Spinach Salad

We still have some zucchini bread left but I might also make some cookies this week.....lemon oatmeal and m&m types.
What I need to buy this week to serve this menu?.....Tortillas, Salad Greens/Romaine/Spinach, Asparagus.  Also need milk, fruit, lunchmeat for Hubs, little everyday stuff like condiments, sour cream, eggs, flour, etc. this week and I'm stocking up on tomato sauce this week.  I'm figuring $50 or less this week.

So what are you cooking at your house this week?



  1. There's no law saying that you Have to wear pants. I say, live your dream!

    1. Yay Marks back!
      The dream is alive and well here, have no fear.....

  2. Well now I'm making cookies!!!

  3. I made tacos tonight, tomorrow will be leftover chicken risotto, quesadillas, homemade pizza, & maybe a broccoli/chicken fettucine. I also want to make a few muffins & banana/peanut butter bread.

  4. May I please have dinner at your house?

    I'm cooking brown rice and lentils right now (yes, sounds hippie-ish.) We have some really red tomatoes grown in the yard. We already ate zucchini bread.


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