Monday, September 24, 2012

Food Spending Sept. Week 3, Meal Planning Week 4


Another Food Waste Poster from the US Food Administration during World War II


And here is the "meal plan" that actually happened last week.  It was pretty close to what I had planned....

Sunday--Burgers on Rolls, Corn
Monday--Stuffed Shells, Green Beans
Tuesday--Pork Chops, Potatoes au Gratin, Beets, Apples
Wednesday--Beef Enchiladas, leftover Corn
Thursday--Leftover Pork Chops on Biscuits. leftover Apples--only 2 home
Friday--Chinese take-out--only 2 home

The weekly food spending was  $157.04 in reg. grocery spending.
An insane amount for me but I did do some deals.....Nesquick & 22 boxes of Kraft dinner for Son, instant coffee for Hubs, coffee-mate, Lean Pockets & juice for Daughter, 10 boxes of oatmeal, 4 boxes of trash bags for me, and 7 lbs. of ground beef(which I used to make a LOT of meatballs!lol), 3lbs. of bacon(I found some clearance packs that didn't cost up the wazoo finally!lol), fresh fruit, milks, evaporated milk(pumpkin pie making Season is coming!), and a pie just because I wanted it. ;-)

Oh, and 11 bags of salty snacks(house brand AND I got $5 back so they cost .55¢ each to hide and dole out over the next 3 months to Son to make them last.
Yah I bought a bunch of crap this week along with the good stuff......crap I don't eat(Kraft, Coffee-mate and Nesquick)but I DID eat some kill me. ;-)

I've spent $410.86 of my $400 monthly food budget so far this month.  
I'll try to not spend on food this week.  Looking at the ads it WILL be easy as there are no deals I like.  I'll just pick up what is needed for this week's menu.

I am going into the new week with these leftovers......1 Beef Enchilada, a couple of Biscuits.  Nothing to incorporate into a new dinner but stuff I can finish up at Lunch time.


This week's menu.....
Sunday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Caesar Salad
Monday--Taco Bell or Make Something Yourself-I ain't cooking!
Tuesday--Gourmet Onion Soup
Wednesday--Quiche Lorraine, Tossed Salad
Thursday--Fried Flounder, Fries and Green Beans
Friday--Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes
What I need to buy this week to serve this menu?.....Cabbage, Milk.   We should have enough fruit to get us through the week.  Might need some bread though.  I'll try for $10 or less in food spending this week.
Wish me

So what are you cooking at your house this week?



  1. Have you noticed grocery deals are less and less at least they are around here?

  2. Love that poster! We made Dublin coddle last night. My grandson had some pureed up and he gobbled it right up!!! That's my boy!!!

  3. Sometimes we just need to stock up a bit. Its like a little dance that we have to do.

  4. I just found this................
    Now we can panic! I'm getting the gun out.


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