November 17, 2013

Monday Meal Plan ~ Week 9

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.

I totally dropped the ball this week on tracking the menu, but it looks the same as the others right now.

We did have an amazing potato soup one evening. I love potato soup.

Shopping List
(prices are for each, unless noted )

1 fun pack Reeses cups .62
2 fun pack M&M Peanuts $1
2 pkg bologna $1.29
4 bags apples $2
10 loaves bread .79
4.79 lbs bananas  1.82
2 6pk ramen $1.09
1 bag oranges $2.99
5 bags tortilla chips $1
4.83 lbs bananas $2.75
2 bags mini carrots .99
2 heads lettuce $1.39
4 16oz bags shredded cheese $2.99
1.95lb grapes $2.89
2 ok slice cheese $2.49
2 boxes margarine .75
1 lb block butter $2.89
1 bottle dish soap 99
12 yogurt .40
1 3pk paper towels $2.19
1 4pk bath tissue $2.49
2 pk disposable diapers $5.49
1 sm pack wipes $1
1 roll wipes $1.49
1 box dry milk $6.79
3 jars jelly $1.72
1 bag popcorn $1.79
1 bottle honey $5.55

Dollar Tree
Scrubber sponge 2 pk
2 3pks D batteries
Fleece Hat
 2 pk kids gloves
1 pair fuzzy kids gloves
box matches
2 tubes cortizone cream
1 2pk soap
drinking glass
spray bottle
chest rub
2 bags pretzzels
bag chips
laundry soap

10 water jugs 1 gallon .88
1 4 pk bath tissue .68
2.5 dozen eggs $4.28
6 jars alfredo sauce $1.50
2 cans hot coco mix  $2.48
2 jar salsa $1.58
2 large cans corn $1.18
2 1lb package ground beef $2.68
2.88lbs roma tomatoes $2.82
garlic clove .63
1 box swiss roll $1.38

Total week spending $172.37 Total month spending (Nov)  $172.37 Total year spending (9/8/13) $1968.64

*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.

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