Monday, December 12, 2011

December Food Spending Week 2, Meal Plan Week 3

I liked this graphic so much I'm using it again.  We never had a wall oven growing up but my Mother-in-Law had one in her 1970's kitchen up until she moved in 2003.  Unfortunately it wasn't turquoise, just boring old brown...but she actually had 2 ovens in the wall.

Last week's meal plan is in the books.  Here is what actually happened....

MONDAY--Chili, Biscuits
TUESDAY--Leftovers (I had a big salad.)
WEDNESDAY--Ham Steak, Sweet Potato Fries, Brussel Sprouts
THURSDAY--I have no clue, but it wasn't what I planned!
FRIDAY--Leftovers or Burritos
Yah, I'm a sucker for a BOGO

Still knee deep in eBay and being a bad bad mother/wife by not feeding my peoples well....shame on me!  But #1 son wasn't home for dinner most nights(band/play rehearsals) and Hubs is just as happy with Leftovers or "pasta and sauce from a jar" he 'cooks' himself.  Yes, he considers that cooking....

I used up some beef and ham as well as some frozen sweet pot. fries and veg. in the freezer with last week's menu.  
Then I made 1 trip to the grocery store, to the tune of $33.87.
I bought 3 bags of salad(most was used last week), milk, OJ and a pack of hot dog rolls to use(but these weren't used).  I also bought a roasting chicken(cooking it tonight), 5 bags of frozen veg($1 each), 2 packs of margarine(on sale), a big container of ricotta(on sale for lasagna next week) and 2 tubs of ice cream(just because and it was on sale).  Not a coupon in sight!  Reg. retail of $58.92 so I saved 42.50% last week.

My Dec. food spending total so far through 12/10 is $57.09.  That leaves $242.91 for the month.
As for keeping it under $3K for the year....I'm just going to let what happens happen.  If I keep it under, great!  But I am not really trying to.
We'll see what happens. ;-)

This week's menu.....

SUNDAY--Kielbasa on rolls, Grilled Onions
MONDAY--Roasted Chicken, Carrots, Onions, Red Potatoes
TUESDAY--Hamburgers on rolls,Mixed Veggies
WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
FRIDAY--Squash Casserole, Baked Potatoes w/toppings
SATURDAY--Daughter's Birthday Meal Out

Items needed for this menu.....Squash, Ground Beef.
I'm running out tonight for these things to the store, where they are on sale.  A gallon of milk is in my future too. ;-)
Both of my older 2 kids are coming home this week so I expect the food spending will be EXPLODING later this week.
Stay tuned for a sonic boom emanating from my wallet.....



  1. It's Christmas and the kids are home. Within reason, I just would not worry about the food bill since you can afford it. When the kids are gone, they will remember home and food. Then, in the bleak months of January and February, you can clamp down on spending.

    It is good your husband can be content with his "cooking" once in awhile.

  2. Ah, that reminds me of my Granny's kitchen, but hers was avocado green. My mom's wall oven was good ol' harvest gold. lol


Hey there! Thanks for leaving a comment.
All Anonymous commentors will be deleted.
Please include your name in your comment, or choose the 'Name' option and put your name or whatever you call yourself, in the box. Thank you.

Though I moderate it's partly to keep trolls at bay but also partly so that I read every comment. I don't often respond to comments so if you need me to answer you please write me at my email addy posted on my "About Me" page, linked on the side bar.