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Meal Plan for the week of December 30- January 5

Posted by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 31, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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December 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013


Sunday:

breakfast – cottage cheese & fruit parfaits, veggie juice

lunch – broccoli & ham chowder, grain-free cinnamon muffins

dinner - meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans


Monday:

breakfast – sausage & eggs on biscuits, veggie juice

lunch – taco soup

dinner - New Year's Eve: chicken wings, BBQ lil smokies, veggies & spinach dip, artichoke dip, sweet potato balls, fruit tray, last of Yule log


Tuesday: Happy New Year!!!!!!

breakfast – omelets & waffle hash browns, veggie juice

lunch – cheesy beef & tomato sauce over spaghetti squash

dinner - BBQ beef roast, potatoes, carrots


Wednesday:

breakfast – hard boiled eggs, oranges

lunch – burger gravy over grain-free biscuits, carrot salad

dinner - chicken gumbo, salad


Thursday:

breakfast – carrot cake pancakes, veggie juice

lunch – grain free baked corn dogs, side salad

dinner - shredded BBQ beef roast pot pie, veggie salad


Friday:

breakfast – veggie hash, poached eggs, veggie juice

lunch – creamed tuna and peas over grain-free biscuits, carrot sticks

dinner - primal chicken strips, oven fries, veggie sticks & dip


Saturday:

breakfast – omelets & veggie juice

lunch – leftovers/clean out the fridge

dinner – homemade pizza

momrocks2000
by Bronze Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Do you have idea how much your weekly food budget is for these meals?  How many in your family? I am trying to implement a meal plan on a weekly basis, and spend less on boxed/baged food.  We love our chips and chocolate...not sure how thats going to go over at our house.

pinkcoffeecup
by Silver Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Sunday Steak and mushroom sandwich, french fries leftover chicken soup from the other day.

Monday We go out to dinner for New Years Eve.

Tuesday leftovers of ham from the holidays. Have a bunch of sides in the freezer from Thanksgiving.

Wednesday-end of week. Undecided.  I go back to work Wednesday. But do have a freezer full of stuff to eat.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:51 AM


Quoting momrocks2000:

Do you have idea how much your weekly food budget is for these meals?  How many in your family? I am trying to implement a meal plan on a weekly basis, and spend less on boxed/baged food.  We love our chips and chocolate...not sure how thats going to go over at our house.

I feed 5 adult appetites at my house ( 2 adults, 2 teen boys, 12 yr old girl) 3 meals a day, 7 days a week.  My average grocery bill is anywhere from $60 to $85 a week, including meat costs.  I will pay more some times to stock up on things such as spices/herbs and a few baking supplies.  I cook from scratch for the most part.

Those grocery bills are very low compared to others for what we buy (real butter, plenty of produce) because I shop at a discount store.  I don't use coupons.  I use meal planning.  I buy our meat (beef & pork) in bulk at much lower prices than the stores can offer.  We raise chickens (100+) for our freezers, but all of those costs (feed, purchase price) are figured into my grocery bills when I stop to figure it out.  I also grow a garden during the summer for fresh produce for a couple of months, then I preserve what little is left (applesauce, green beans, carrots, a few tomatoes, squash.)

For this week's meals, I used a lot of leftovers and what I had on hand.  I did not need to shop for this week's meals.  I estimated the cost to be around $60.20, including meat.


Sunday:

breakfast – cottage cheese & fruit parfaits, veggie juice  $3 for meal

lunch – broccoli & ham chowder, grain-free cinnamon muffins  $2.70

dinner - meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans  under $6


Monday:

breakfast – sausage & eggs on biscuits, veggie juice  $2.50

lunch – taco soup  85¢

dinner - New Year's Eve: chicken wings, BBQ lil smokies, veggies & spinach dip, artichoke dip, sweet potato balls, fruit tray, last of Yule log  $8


Tuesday: Happy New Year!!!!!!

breakfast – omelets & waffle hash browns, veggie juice  $1.50

lunch – cheesy beef & tomato sauce over spaghetti squash  $3.15

dinner - BBQ beef roast, potatoes, carrots  around $8


Wednesday:

breakfast – hard boiled eggs, oranges  $2

lunch – burger gravy over grain-free biscuits, carrot salad  $3

dinner - chicken gumbo, salad  $5


Thursday:

breakfast – carrot cake pancakes, veggie juice  $1

lunch – grain free baked corn dogs, side salad  $2

dinner - shredded BBQ beef roast pot pie, veggie salad  $2.50


Friday:

breakfast – veggie hash, poached eggs, veggie juice  $1

lunch – creamed tuna and peas over grain-free biscuits, carrot sticks  $1.50

dinner - primal chicken strips, oven fries, veggie sticks & dip  $2.75


Saturday:

breakfast – omelets & veggie juice  75¢

lunch – leftovers/clean out the fridge 

dinner – homemade pizza  $3 for 2 pizzas


nickysmom71
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Sunday - Steakhouse London Broil with roasted potatoes and carrots

Monday - went to NYE party and ate there

Tuesday - chicken with shitake mushrooms and broccoli over jasmine rice

Wednesday - eggplant parm with fettucini

Thursday - spaghetti and meatballs

Friday - pizza

Sat - out 

RosePetalTears
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM
i did bean and cheese burritos with guac, sour cream, salsa, etc for yesterday, tonight my mil is going to be over and she is planning on ordering Chinese, not sure about tomorrow or anything yet
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charla_r
by Charla on Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Tuesday-venison burgers and french fries with baked beans
Wednesday-stove top chicken bake with dinner rolls
Thursday-fish fillets, mac n cheese and green beans
Friday-homemade pizzas
Saturday-hamburger helper, peas and dinner rolls
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Anniea90
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM

would you mind sharing your recipe for taco soup? 

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting momrocks2000:

Do you have idea how much your weekly food budget is for these meals?  How many in your family? I am trying to implement a meal plan on a weekly basis, and spend less on boxed/baged food.  We love our chips and chocolate...not sure how thats going to go over at our house.

I feed 5 adult appetites at my house ( 2 adults, 2 teen boys, 12 yr old girl) 3 meals a day, 7 days a week.  My average grocery bill is anywhere from $60 to $85 a week, including meat costs.  I will pay more some times to stock up on things such as spices/herbs and a few baking supplies.  I cook from scratch for the most part.

Those grocery bills are very low compared to others for what we buy (real butter, plenty of produce) because I shop at a discount store.  I don't use coupons.  I use meal planning.  I buy our meat (beef & pork) in bulk at much lower prices than the stores can offer.  We raise chickens (100+) for our freezers, but all of those costs (feed, purchase price) are figured into my grocery bills when I stop to figure it out.  I also grow a garden during the summer for fresh produce for a couple of months, then I preserve what little is left (applesauce, green beans, carrots, a few tomatoes, squash.)

For this week's meals, I used a lot of leftovers and what I had on hand.  I did not need to shop for this week's meals.  I estimated the cost to be around $60.20, including meat.


Sunday:

breakfast – cottage cheese & fruit parfaits, veggie juice  $3 for meal

lunch – broccoli & ham chowder, grain-free cinnamon muffins  $2.70

dinner - meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans  under $6


Monday:

breakfast – sausage & eggs on biscuits, veggie juice  $2.50

lunch – taco soup  85¢

dinner - New Year's Eve: chicken wings, BBQ lil smokies, veggies & spinach dip, artichoke dip, sweet potato balls, fruit tray, last of Yule log  $8


Tuesday: Happy New Year!!!!!!

breakfast – omelets & waffle hash browns, veggie juice  $1.50

lunch – cheesy beef & tomato sauce over spaghetti squash  $3.15

dinner - BBQ beef roast, potatoes, carrots  around $8


Wednesday:

breakfast – hard boiled eggs, oranges  $2

lunch – burger gravy over grain-free biscuits, carrot salad  $3

dinner - chicken gumbo, salad  $5


Thursday:

breakfast – carrot cake pancakes, veggie juice  $1

lunch – grain free baked corn dogs, side salad  $2

dinner - shredded BBQ beef roast pot pie, veggie salad  $2.50


Friday:

breakfast – veggie hash, poached eggs, veggie juice  $1

lunch – creamed tuna and peas over grain-free biscuits, carrot sticks  $1.50

dinner - primal chicken strips, oven fries, veggie sticks & dip  $2.75


Saturday:

breakfast – omelets & veggie juice  75¢

lunch – leftovers/clean out the fridge 

dinner – homemade pizza  $3 for 2 pizzas



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM


Quoting Anniea90:

would you mind sharing your recipe for taco soup? 

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting momrocks2000:
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or leftover meatloaf, crumbled)
  • 29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes & green chilies
  • 1 to 2 c. sweet corn kernels (canned or frozen)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
  • 2  16 oz. cans pinto beans (drained and rinsed), optional

Brown ground beef if not using leftover meatloaf.  Add rest of ingredients and bring to a slow boil.  Simmer for 15 minutes if you have time; otherwise, serve. 

Note:  I use my own recipes for taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix to make this a frugal meal.



Anniea90
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Thanks!

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting Anniea90:

would you mind sharing your recipe for taco soup? 

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting momrocks2000:
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or leftover meatloaf, crumbled)
  • 29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes & green chilies
  • 1 to 2 c. sweet corn kernels (canned or frozen)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
  • 2  16 oz. cans pinto beans (drained and rinsed), optional

Brown ground beef if not using leftover meatloaf.  Add rest of ingredients and bring to a slow boil.  Simmer for 15 minutes if you have time; otherwise, serve. 

Note:  I use my own recipes for taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix to make this a frugal meal.




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