December 02, 2013

Monday Meal Plan ~ Week 12

Now we have the wood stove installed cooking is a bit more consistent . if you have any meal ideas for us, leave them in the comments! We can cook most anything.. even pie!

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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
L Cheese & bologna sandwiches
D Spaghetti

B oatmeal
L Pizza ( eat out)
D Black Bean Queasadillas

B Oatmeal
D Lentil Sloppy Joes

B Oatmeal
D Alphabet soup

B Omlettes
D Sausage & rice with peas

B bananas and yogurt
D Turkey Dinner.

B Oatmeal
L Leftovers
D quesaillas

Shopping List
(prices are for each, unless noted )

1 21lb turkey $14.96
2lb bag onions $1.59
22 yogurts .40
1.73 lbs Roma 2.06
1.55 lbs Roma $1.84
1 green pepper .79
3 8oz cheese $1.66
4.90 lbs bananas $2.79
9 loaves bread .79
2 bags chips $1.99
1 pkg slice cheese $1.88
1 pkg pickle loaf $1.49
1 bag apples $2

1 pkg white paper $3.47
10 frosting buckets $1

Save A Lot
4 canisters oatmeal $2.39
1 dill pickle .99

Dollar Tree
gallon water
jr mints
sandwich bags
box matches
caramel creams
tootsie rolls
phone cable
sponge 2pk
3pk socks
scotch tape
q tips
2pk socks
3 packs of  tothbrushes

Total week spending $105.10 Total month spending (Nov) $641.95 Total year spending (9/8/13) $2610.59

*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. Those pies look yummy!! I posted my menu plan this morning.

  2. Love following you on your blog and facebook! You can check out my recipe blog for some menu ideas that are budget friendly too.


  3. I am interested to hear more about your lentil sloppy joes. And, please share how you cooked your turkey.

    1. We cook the lentils as normal then add sloppy Joe sauce, ( we buy canned, but you can make your own) Then serve as you would regular sloppy Joes. We use lentils in replace of ground beef in several recipes.


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