October 17, 2013

Weekly Meal Plan ~ Week 5

We are on our 5th week of meal planning. I know our meals tend to be repetitive, but we are in transition spot now, I hope to have some soups and stews coming soon..I have also been shopping a bit more sloppily that usual, and my pregnancy cravings have triggered some impulse buys. I try to post as much info as time allows, 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! :)

I try to do bulk shopping once a month a  fill in weekly as needed. We do a pantry build, so we tend to buy large quantities of basic food items. This is not because we have a large family, although it helps, but this method also works great for smaller families and even single people. I like to shop sale/clearance items. I rarely use coupons. I will also include here random non-food grocery items, as I do include that in our budget. We shop for ingredients, not meals. This saves money and we eat a bit better I think.

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 since they do not fast. ( its optional for everyone)
*we do have a small supplement of food from our homestead. Although, its not a lot.

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

Sunday        B Yogurt/Bananas
                    L Grilled Cheese
                    D Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans

Monday       B  Pancakes
                    L Black Bean Salsa
                    D Stir Fry veggies and rice

Tuesday       B  Oatmeal w/brown sugar
                    L PBJ
                    D Alfredo w/broccoli

Wednesday  B  Oatmeal w/pineapple
                    L Ramen
                    D Stew & Grilled Cheese

Thursday      B  Oatmeal
                    L   Tuna Pasta Salad
                    D  Big Salad

Friday          B  Oatmeal
                    L PBJ
                    D Chili

Saturday      B Oatmeal
                    L leftovers
                    D Spaghetti

Shopping List 
(prices are for each, unless noted )

Save a Lot
4 canisters oatmeal $2.49

12  1lb boxes elbow mac .88
2 1lb bags shredded cheese $2.99
1 12oz pkg bacon $3.19
4 (1.75lb) discount bags apples .99
2 (2.25lb) discount bags onions .99
8.91 lbs chicken breast and wings $8.82
1 quart orange juice $1.99
8 loaves bread .79

4 half gallons of  ice cream $2.50
2 half gallons of OJ $1.99
9 Loaves bread .79
1.85lb grapes $1.68lb
3# bag carrots $2.29
2 5# bag sugar $2.28
1 cont salt .47
1pkg bacon $3.19
1 large red onion $1.77
1lb shredded cheese $2.99
2 cucumbers .79 each
2 2#bag brown sugar $1.88
4.5 lbs ripe bananas .38lb
3# bag oranges $3.99

1 half gallon milk $1.99
1 box cereal $1.89
1 3pk food storage bowls $1.99

Total week spending $112.23  Total month spending $205.41      Total year spending (9/8/13) $788.49

*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 comment:

  1. How does your son make tuna pasta salad? It sounds yummy. Is it like cold macaroni salad with tuna added in?


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