So, since we had DD’s birthday this weekend, and then a school holiday yesterday, my weekly schedule got all messed up. 🙂 But the party was a blast. This week we have a little more breathing room, so the $130 grocery bill didn’t pinch very bad. In the next couple of weeks, my roommates are going to be moving out, so we’ll see how I do scaling down to cooking for only 4, and shopping for only 4. Hopefully I will be able to get our regular shopping trip down under $100 each week.
This week, I tried to focus on healthier foods since I am running out of frozen stash and pantry stash. On the whole, it is more expensive to eat healthier, because processed crud is kept intentionally cheap. I will also have extra stuff to either eat as lunches throughout the week, or put in the freezer or pantry. I think next week I will impose a “no pasta” rule, though. There is entirely too much of it this week! 🙂 On to the menu:
- Breakfast – smoothies from whatever was in the fridge and freezer
- Lunch – Party food: wraps, macaroni salad, stuffed celery, cake, trail mix
- Dinner – leftovers
- Breakfast – Leftover breakfast burritos (eggs, the last of last week’s roast, a smidge of cheese, and the last tortillas)
- Lunch – leftovers from party (I had some cancellations, so there was lots of extra food)
- Dinner $19.55 – Mediterranean Pizzas with lemon scented couscous. Really expensive, I know, but a) Hubby requested it and b)I only used half of the stuff I bought for this. I will be having Mediterranean stuff for lunch all week!
- Breakfast $9.78 – Breakfast open face sandwich
- Lunch $5.99 – for the kids: fish sticks, salad, and banana mini muffins from the freezer. For me: leftovers.
- Dinner $4.28 – Asian noodles and broccoli, no tofu
- Breakfast $2.22 – Raisin apple roll-ups, soooooo yummy, and pretty healthy, too.
- Lunch – Pizza Lunchable, homemade, of course, and stockpiled in my freezer
- Dinner $15.63 – Italian noodles and broccoli
- Breakfast $5 – Smoothies
- Lunch $2 – Mini turkey burgers, fried ramen, and assorted veggies
- Dinner $2.89 – Burritos made with taco meat from the freezer, fresh homemade refried beans, smothered in green chili from the freezer with a side of rice
- Breakfast $2.29 – cereal
- Lunch $2.89 – Lunch wraps, plus assorted veggies and fruit
- Dinner $10.17 – Homemade hamburger helper; I’m going to make a full batch of the mix portion for the pantry, and the lasagna version with ground turkey for dinner, probably with a green salad
- Breakfast – eggs and whatever is still in the fridge
- Lunch – leftovers 🙂
- Dinner $7.52 – Pork Fried Rice, with added stir fry veggies