Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May Food Spending Week 4, Meal Plan Week 4+/Week 1

I hope everyone had a reflective Holiday. Let's open today's Food post/Meal plan with this clip I "lifted" off someone else's blog......

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

SUNDAY--Baked Tilapia, Stuffed Clams, Mixed Veggies
MONDAY--TV Dinners from the back of the freezer....uh, oh.....
TUESDAY--Sloppy Joes, Corn on Cob(or COC as it's known around here)
WEDNESDAY--London Broil and Pineapple on the grill
THURSDAY--Sausage or Chicken patty Sandwiches, Harvard Beets
FRIDAY--Chinese take-out

We finally got those dreadful tv dinners outta here! Just 1 night of take-out. The weekly food spending was $129.85 this past week.
Again with the going over $100 in a week. ugh 4 times to the grocery stores this past week. I bought some London broils and chicken breast(BOGO deals)and then I spazed out and bought SIX BOXES of frozen fruit bars!lol It seemed like the most logically thing to do at the time and given the sale price and the heat the last few days, those suckers will be gone in no time.lol

Value of food bought was at $210.79 so my savings rate was 38.40% for the week. Total spending for the month to this point is $327.99. It's a good thing I 'upped' my food budget to $400 for May, huh?

 In terms of leftovers, I'm going into this week with a little Sloppy Joe left, half of the London Broil I cooked last week. After Monday's cook-out I also have a large amount of baked beans and potato salad to use up this week.
The weather here is extremely hot for May, at least until Thursday so I'll be avoiding running the oven until then.

This week's menu.....
SUNDAY--Leftovers and/or Whoppers
MONDAY--Burgers/Dogs cookout, baked beans, potato salad
TUESDAY--Alfredo with veggies and steak slices, tossed salad
WEDNESDAY--Leftovers (crazy schedules night)
THURSDAY--Spaghetti and turkey meatballs, saute veggie mix
SATURDAY--BLTs or Cheese Steaks(diners choice)

This menu gives us 5 new meals and 2 nights of leftovers(or 1 night of leftovers and 1 night of fast food).
As for items I need to buy for this week......hot dog rolls, sauerkraut, meatballs, tomato, lettuce. We'll be buying milk as usual, along with some fresh fruit.

So what is everyone else eating this week?  



  1. I've been trying to keep down the bills but it isn't happening. I have $200 a week for food and gas. The most I can hope for is that we are light on gas and can use the extra to cover food.

  2. definitely leftovers at my house... And we're making our own gas with the leftover beans.

  3. I ran out of money before I ran out of month, so no fresh vegetables or fruit buying for me. I overbought cheese. With three chunks in the refrigerator, my menopausal, sleepy, stressed brain could not see it, and I bought another.

    Now that I discovered I have cataracts, I have a boatload of excuses for why I don't see things...lol. Old age is fun...NOT.

    I bought a gallon of milk when there was a full gallon in the refrigerator, so milk is noooo problem.

    I do have fruit in crisper, milk, bread, chicken thawing, cereal that I hid...long story, and really have no need to buy food. It is just the idea that I cannot. There may be something in the vegetable crisper.

    Plus, the gas tank is right on empty, so is wallet....sigh. I can make one run to get produce for chickens and there will be food in there that is just "not pretty" that I can and will eat.

    Anyone who says stockpiling or keeping a full pantry is useless is just plain crazy or wealthy. But, exactly who but single me stockpiles milk and cheese?


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