May 19, 2013

Menu Plan Monday: May 19/26

I'm pretty sure the weekends are getting shorter.  Or maybe I am just aching for summer break. It was a pretty laid back couple of days for us.  But tomorrow it is back to grind.  Backpacks are emptied, clothes are laid out and lunch is packed.  Now to focus on this weeks dinners.

I'm keeping it pretty simple this week.  And cheap.  Breakfast is usually toast and eggs.  Lunches are leftovers or sandwiches.  Here is whats for dinner. 

Monday -  Spanish rice w/beef, beans and tortillas. 

Tuesday - Lemon pepper swai, roasted potatoes and salad.

Wednesday - Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.

Thursday - Pork chops with leftover spaghetti and salad.

Friday - Baked chicken quarters, stuffing and broccoli.

Saturday - Homemade turkey sloppy joes and roasted cabbage.

Sunday - Fridge sweep.  Mix and match of leftovers to clean out the fridge.

When ever I make spaghetti I always make enough to stretch out between two days.  The next day it is a smaller portion served with a meat and some sort of veggies.  There is usually lots of leftovers come Sunday, so its kind of a fend for yourself kinda night.

Quick question for yall.  How much do you spend on groceries?  I will be getting this plus some staples on a $100 a week budget.  Is this crazy? I have talked to quite a few people about this and get such mixed reactions.  I don't use coupons very often.  We don't eat super healthy, but not very unhealthy either.  David takes leftovers to work for lunch.  And I usually buy lots of fruits for snacks, dessert and Anthony's snack for school.  So what what is your grocery budget? Do you shop weekly?

1 comment :

  1. Hi Kim. I spend a ton of money on groceries. I honestly don't budget for it (this is something that very much needs to change). We go to the grocery store several times a week. Regardless of how well I plan I always end up running out of something. We have a family of 4 and we spend probably around $400 a week on groceries. Ouch! I don't think it's because of eating healthy and buying fresh & organic whenever possible. I think it's b/c I don't budget or watch for sales.
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