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 pie.....so 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.....
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 luck....lol
So what are you cooking at your house this week?