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Grocery budget...menu plan added

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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We are trying to pay off some bills so I am cutting back everywhere I possibly can. I set a goal of being under $100 in groceries for the next 2 weeks and I did it! I came in at $90.91. And this is with having almost no stockpile as that's what we ate off for the last 2 weeks.

Here is my menu plan...I have 3 dzn eggs, various spices, 2 lbs ground beef, 2 chicken leg quarters, and 2lbs boneless chicken breast, home canned green beans and diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce/paste, and oatmeal otherwise I bought all ingredients to make the meals.  All breads, rolls, pizza dough, waffles, pancakes, tortillas, birthday cake & frosting, hash browns, and BBQ are homemade.

Monday 1-27

            Breakfast- Oatmeal

            Lunch- Leftovers

            Dinner- Spaghetti with meatballs, green beans, garlic bread

Tuesday 1-28

            Breakfast- yogurt and toast

            Lunch- leftover noodles with green beans and garlic tossed with olive oil

            Dinner- Chicken quesadillas, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and Mexican rice.

Wednesday 1-29

            Breakfast- scrambled eggs and toast

            Lunch- English muffin pizzas, frozen peas, peaches

            Dinner- Crock pot ham, mustard/brown sugar dipping sauce, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, rolls

Thursday 1-30

            Breakfast- scrambled eggs with ham and onion, cheddar

            Lunch- Peanut butter & jelly, carrots           

           Dinner- Homemade macaroni and cheese with ham, peas

Friday 2-1

            Breakfast- homemade waffles, peaches, pecans, syrup

            Lunch- Chicken roll-ups, homemade potato chips

            Dinner- Homemade pizza and cheesey bread sticks (pepperoni, ham pineapple, onion)

            Dessert- Chocolate birthday cake

Saturday 2-2

            Breakfast- Yogurt and toast

            Lunch- leftover pizza

            Dinner- Ham, onion, broccoli, and cheese omelets, homemade hash browns, and toast

Sunday 2-3

            Breakfast- quiche ham & cheese

            Lunch-  FYO

            Dinner- Super Bowl party @ Grandma's

Monday 2-4

            Breakfast- waffles            

           Lunch- Noodles, peas, parmesan, olive oil

            Dinner- Whole roasted Chicken, roasted potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans

Tuesday 2-5

            Breakfast- Oatmeal

            Lunch- English muffin pizzas, canned fruit

            Dinner- Leftover chicken, spinach, and noodles in white cream/garlic sauce 

Wednesday 2-6      

            Breakfast- scrambled eggs and toast

            Lunch- leftovers

            Dinner- Pecan crusted chicken tenders, homemade fries, mixed veggies

Thursday 2-7

            Breakfast- Waffles           

            Lunch- peanut butter apple roll-up, leftover veggies

            Dinner- Baked potatoes with broccoli, cheese 

Friday 2-8

            Breakfast- yogurt and toast

            Lunch-

            Dinner- BBQ chicken sandwiches, roasted ranch potatoes, green beans

Saturday 2-9

            Breakfast- Oatmeal

            Lunch- leftovers

            Dinner- Chicken piccata, noodles, broccoli, rolls  

Sunday 2-10

            Breakfast- Pancakes

            Lunch- FYO

            Dinner- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes/gravy, peas, rolls

Monday 2-11

            Breakfast- scrambled eggs, toast

            Lunch- leftovers

            Dinner- Chicken leg quarters, rice, green beans

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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALolies
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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Way to go.... ;)

RosePetalTears
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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good job!

JakeandEmmasMom
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Great job!

What was your secret?
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ziff130
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

How'd you do that? Coupons? i'm not that good yet.

my4boys2002
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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Great job
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Stacie03
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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 No, no coupons.  I tried couponing a couple years ago and couldn't get into it.  I also don't like to eat most things that there are coupons for.  I shopped at Aldi and Meijer.

Quoting ziff130:

How'd you do that? Coupons? i'm not that good yet.

 

Stacie03
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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 Determination! lol I am determined to not add any more debt on the credit card and make do with what I have.  While this menu isn't my ideal menu (I'd love to have more fresh fruits and veggies on it) I feel it is do able for my family. I shopped Aldi and Meijer, I did not use any coupons.

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

Great job!

What was your secret?

 

cherishhope
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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It feels so good to have a plan and save money for your goals!!
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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Great job on the menu!

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