Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meal Plan 8

I know, I know....I've been slacking!! It's hard to say that I've been busy since I don't have a job or kids, but it really is amazing how busy you can get doing household chores, even in a tiny apartment :) So, last week we were very excited about our offer being accepted on our house, but we decided to rescind our offer. More on that later though. We are a little sad and have had to jump through some hoops, but our quest for the perfect home continues! And on to this week's menu...again it is a little weird because we are still using some gift cards. Also, I attempted to visit Trader Joe's this week for the first time here because I really needed some good meat substitutes and lo and behold the power was out...go figure. Not to mention, it took me forever to find it because my silly little GPS told me the wrong spot (it was the right road, but far too soon)...the joy of technology, right? So, I had to run to Wal-Mart for the last three items (fake chicken, fake hot dogs, and quinoa) and since they aren't a specialty store, more expensive. Oh well, good thing I didn't spend too much at Aldi!

Meal Plan 6/25-7/1
                Breakfast: cereal
                Lunch: leftovers
                Dinner: bfast—raspberry/choc chunk pancakes, eggs, fruit
Dessert: chocolate chip cookies

                Breakfast: cereal
                Lunch: hummus, veggies, fruit
                Dinner:  Baked Tortellini, salad
                Breakfast: cereal
                Lunch: tortilla, beans, cheese
                Dinner:  youth group (pool party with hot dogs/chips)
                Breakfast: greek yogurt/PB
                Lunch: leftovers
                Dinner:  roasted broccoli and chicken parmesan
                Breakfast: cereal
                Lunch: sandwiches, chips, fruit
                Dinner: caprese bread, pesto parmesan chicken
                Lunch: rice beans, cheese
                Dinner: frozen pizza
                Breakfast: cereal
                Lunch: leftovers
                Dinner: youth group...so something easy/quick

Groceries: raspberries(1.89), cream cheese (1.19), tortilla chips(1.19), shredded cheddar cheese(1.79), fruit(7.70), pickles(1.19), bread(.99), hot dogs(.75), shredded mozzarella(1.79), tortillas (.99), oreos(3.38), broccoli (3.00), frozen pizza (1.98), hashbrowns (1.69), milk (1.49), yogurt (1.79), bagels (1.49), fake chicken (3.79), fake hot dogs (3.79), quinoa (9.00)

Grand Total: 50.84...but mind you 16 of that was on a gift card...so we were under budget again :) yeay! If I didn't have the gift card I would have skipped on other items that we didn't necessarily need, but enjoy as snacks like yogurt and fruit leather

1 comment:

  1. Great blog! I have recently started doing weekly menu plans to help with grocery shopping to save money. Can't wait to keep reading your blog!