November 25, 2013

Monday Meal Plan ~ Week 11

We are still cooking over a fire pit and with our errands we have been eating in the van a lot so that means a bit more PBJ and bologna than we would like.

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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 and friends. 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.

B Bananas & Yogurt
D Spaghetti

B Omlettes
D BLT sandwiches

B Oatmeal
D cheesy potato soup

B Oatmeal
L Leftover soup
D Alfredo pasta

B oatmeal
D stir fry

B bananas and yogurt
D bologna and cheese sandwiches

B oatmeal
D Taco Salad

Shopping List
(prices are for each, unless noted )

Salvage Store
60 granola bars .10
2 containers grits .40
9 packages tortilla shells .25
4 spaghetti Sauce .50
5 lg cans crushed tomatoes .50
2 lg cans tomato sauce 3.50
4 lbs spaghetti .50
4 candy bars .25
2 pie crusts $1
4 pkg hot dogs .50
1 beef jerky .45

1 pk peanuts $5.98
2 containers hot coco mix $2.48
2.5 dozen eggs $4.28
1 box washing soda $3.24
lamp oil $3.97

Save A Lot 
3 cans corn .49
1 bag corn tortillas $2.99

2 ginger-ale $1.50
4 bag tortilla chips $1
22 yogurt .40
50# bag dog food $17.29
1 Lemon aide $1.67
2 1lb butter $1.99
1 pkg bath tissue $2.79
1 pkg paper towels $2.19
2 6ct ramen $1.09
1 Stacy chips FREE
2 boxes Kroger saltines $1.50
2 pkgs kroger diapers $5.49
2 pkg bologna $1.29
1 pkg hot coco $1.69
6 8oz bags cheese $1.66
2 pkg slice cheese $1.88
1 veg oil $2.69
12 cans peas .50
12 cans corn .50
12 cans green beans .50
12 cans cream corn .50
4 jars jelly $1.72
1 pk wipes $1
1 canister wipes $1.49
2 bags raisin bread $1.29
2 cans sloppy Joe mix $1.29
4 bag apples $2
1 box graham crackers $1.64
3 packs hamburger buns .99
1# apples $1
2.28 lbs roma $2.71
4.05 lbs bananas $1.54
4.48 lbs bananas $2.55
32 oz honey $5.55
1 head lettuce $1.29
1 bag brown sugar $2
2 1lb bag lentils $1.05
2 1lb bags split peas .99
10lb bag potatoes $4.49
20 loaves bread .79
4 bags chips $1.99
2 cans tuna .69
1/2 gallon milk $1.49
1 box toasted o's $1.99

Total week spending $248.53 Total month spending (Nov) $536.85 Total year spending (9/8/13) $2505.49

*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. I have to say I have always been in awe of how little you spend on groceries. I wish I could get in the habit of stocking a pantry and keeping it stocked.
    Great meal planning Quinten.


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