November 04, 2013

Monday Meal Plan ~ Week 8

We are moved and cooking over an open fire. We will have propane as well over the winter. But there isn't much you cant do outside. This will be fun to share our campfire meals! We are still settling in, so we don't have much variety.

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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. 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 Oatmeal
L Grilled Cheese and/or Hot Dogs
D Fried Cabbage and Carrots over rice

B Pancakes
D Black Bean Quesadillas

B Oatmeal w/brown sugar
D Pot roast

B Oatmeal
D pizza

B Bananas and yogurt
L Cheese and bologna sandwiches
D Big Salad ( with fresh spinach and kale from a friends garden!)

B Oatmeal
D Spaghetti

B Oatmeal
D BBQ Elbow Mac

Shopping List
(prices are for each, unless noted )
6# apples $5

Bag of cheese balls ( chips) $1.49
2 pkg bologna $.99

Salvage Store
120 Granola Bars .10 each
20 boxes elbow mac (13 oz) .50
10 boxes mac & Cheese .35
6 cans garbanzo beans .30
4 cans garbanzo beans .40
1 beef jerky stick .45
16 candy bars .25
3 jars mayo .65
1 bottle mustard .60
2 jars BBQ sauce .50
1 bottle teriakyi sauce .75
1 bottle sweet and spicy sauce .75
2 bags jolly rancher ,50
2 cans ravioli .50
1 2pk D batteries $1
1 pkg corn nuts .40
1 jar peanut butter .50
4 pairs kids gloves $1
2 hat/glove sets $2
1 hat glove set for $2.99
2 unidentified items for $1.50 total

Dollar Tree
D Batteries 3 pk
2 pkgs pretzels
1 bag marshmallows
2 pkgs hershey
1 bag cheese curls
1 pkg super glue
1 8pk AA batteries
1 coco mug
1 pkg cutting board mats
1 box sandwich bags
1 chess game
1 2pk scrubbers
1 pair gloves
1 2pk playing cards
1 flashlight

Dollar General 
1 choc cherry .34
1 pk necco wafers .65
1 box cheese crackers 1.60
1 box nilla wafers $1.70

6 loaf bread .79
2 boxes graham crackers $1.64
9.53 lbs bananas $2.95
23 yogurts .40
1 bag chips $1.99
1 pkg Kroger dipers 5.49
6 bags shredded cheese $1.79
1 pkg mushrooms $1.79
2 cucumbers $1.78
1 pkg muffin mix FREE
5.28 lb tomatoes $5.22
1 2 liter ginger ale $1
5 dozen eggs .99
50lb dog food $16.99
1 pkg toilet paper .88
1 pkg paper towels.79
1pkg wipes $1
1 jar jelly $1.72
1.53 lbs apples $1.51
7.5 lbs ripe bananas $2.84
3# bag apples $2.79

Total week  spending $171.3 Total month spending October $589.54 Total year spending (9/8/13) $1796.27

*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. Oh, camp meals are the best! Especially eaten out! Something about a meal outside makes it all that much better! Do you have a dutch oven?

  2. Ooh, I am so interested in your dinner meals! After so long of camp cooking I need new ideas LOL

  3. How did you cook pot roast on the fire. Do you have a fridge?


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