September 16, 2013

Meal Plan Monday ~ Week 1

I have decided to start a new blog series.

We shop a bit differently than most, so our lists are not all inclusive, we just replenish what is needed.
Each week I will post our shopping list and the menu list that follows. I won't post recipe amounts,  I have tried that before and at times was too much work, but if you have a specific question, please ask.. I will be happy to answer. Don't forget to choose the option to receive notifications to pots when you comment.. otherwise you may never know I answered! :)

Our shopping is done on Friday/Saturday's. Sometimes during the week. I will work this series as a trial and error till I can figure out a system that works best for posting. I usually buy the same items, or if an item we do not usually buy, but will use is on sale, I will pick it up. I also look for clearance items. I rarely use coupons.

This week I shopped at Kroger (prices are per item)
4 bags toritlla chips .88 each (sale)
3 16oz bags shredded cheese $2.99 (sale) I usually stock up on these, as shredded cheese freezes very well
2 16oz bars sharp cheddar $2.99 (sale)
4 lg containers Yoplait yogurt clearance $2
1 Lime Sherbet $1.75
2 tubs ice crea, $3.99 (sale)
10 18pk lg eggs $1.39 (sale)
1 box breakfast bars $0 (store coupon)
2 boxes margarine sticks .75¢
2 1# bags black beans $1.29
2 1# bags chick peas $1.44
1# block butter $2.57
3 Frozen OJ $1.19
2 cans mini ravioli $1 ( pregnancy food)
3 2 liters Ginger Ale .67¢ (sale)
1 32 oz honey $5.55
12 cans corn .53¢
6 cans cream corn .53¢
6 cans peas .53¢
12 loaves sandwich bread .79¢
2 heads Romain lettuce $1.50 (sale)
6 lbs apples $6.20 (sale)
2 lbs onions $1.59
4 lbs bananas $1.78
(2 1/2 lbs grapes and plums for me to snack on $3.74)
1 pkg disposible diapers $5.50 ( we are low on cloth )
2# bag brown sugar $2.29
2# bag powder sugar $2.29
8# pork chops $15.86 (sale)
4 boxes wheat saltine crackers $1.50
Total $139.34

Our Meal Plan
* snacks are usually cheese and crackers, pretzels, fruit/veggies, or fresh baked goods
*Sundays we fast one meal, the littles usually snack
*we do have a small supplement of food from our garden. Its not a lot tho
*meals are subject to change without notice ;)

This weeks menu is brought to you by Quinten, who is now officially in charge of planning and preparing the majority of the family meals.

Sunday        B Omlettes
                    L/D  Taco Salad

Monday       B  Yogurt Banana
                    L  Hummus
                    D Spaghetti w/Garlic Bread

Tuesday       B  Oatmeal w/brown sugar
                    L  PBJ Sandwiches
                    D Butternut Squash Soup

Wednesday  B  Oatmeal w/pineapple
                    L Tuna Pasta Salad
                    D Stir Fry veggies & rice

Thursday      B  Oatmeal
                    L Black Bean Salsa
                    D Homemade Pizza

Friday          B  Oatmeal
                    L Chili & Rice
                    D Alfredo Pasta

Saturday      B Pancakes
                    L PBJ Sandwiches
                    D Chili Cheese Dogs & Corn

If for some reason you think we aren't eating right, then no worries, just move along. I assure you my family is extremely healthy and our diet sustains my very energetic free range children.


  1. It looks good to me. Protein, dairy, carbs, veggies and fruit. Tpo that off with simplicity - can't beat that.

  2. looks like there are lots of healthy foods, great amounts of fiber-not seeing a bunch of processed stuff.

  3. Low on junk, high on nutrition. That's probably what throws people off, lol

  4. I can't get over how cheap groceries are where you live!! It would easily cost double that where I live in CA.

  5. Do you tend to shop at one particular store or do you have several that you shop at?

    1. I shop Kroger weekly, but I do shop other stores once a month or so, I will have more of that next week.

  6. Sounds better than what's planned at my house.


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