December 09, 2013

Monday Meal Plan~ Week 13

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!

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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.

I missed the menu this week ,but it probably looked just like last weeks ;)

Shopping List
(prices are for each, unless noted )

3 bags tortilla chips $1
2 bags chips $1.99
1 bottle syrup $1.69
2.44lbs Roma $2.90
1 12 pk ginger ale $2.50
11.31lbs apples $11.20
3 cans pineapple $1
1 can mandarin oranges $1
12 cans corn .53
18 loaves bread .79
10# bag potatoes $3.99
2 jars of jelly, $1.72
1 pkg diapers $5.49
1 pkg wipes $1
1 canister wipes $1.49
1 lb butter $1.99
1 bucket ice cream $4.49
1 box sugar cones $1.99
1 pg slice cheese $2.49
2 16oz pkgs shredded cheese $2.99
1 pkg slice meat $1.49
2lbs apples 1.99
1.62lbs roma $1.93
10.08 lbs apples $9.98
bakery donut .65
1 pkg razors $2.49

Save A Lot
4 containers oatmeal $2.39

Dollar General
4 pkg vanilla wafers $1.70
2 pkg cheese nips $1.65
5 pkg choc covered cherries $1  ( my craving this week)
1 pkg candy canes .90
1 pkg fig bars $1.85
1 bag chips $1

Total week spending $130.86 Total month spending (Dec) $130.86  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 comment:

  1. I'm new to your blog and absolutely love it! You have such smart, beautiful children and an amazing outlook on life. Thanks for giving me a peek into it!


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