written by: Judi
Today is the first time I have decided to participate in I’m an Organizing Junkie’s weekly ‘Menu Plan Mondays”. Laura has a great following of people participating in this, so I am excited to share her blog with you all.
Here’s our weekly menu with our cost:
|Sunday||Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Rolls||$9.03|
|Monday||Muffin Tin Meatloaf, Mushroom Rice and Veggies||$9.89|
|Tuesday||Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew||$8.73|
|Wednesday||Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread||$15.87|
|Thursday||Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Roast, Potatoes, French Style Green Beans||$8.00|
|Friday||Jerk Pork Roast, Noodles and Sauce, Veggies||$7.25|
|Saturday||Pork Souvlaki, Rice and Greek Salad||$9.98|
Total for dinners this week: $68.75. That’s a little less than $1 per person per meal, which is our goal. One meal is expensive and that’s the lasagna that I am making on Wednesday. I make a big lasagna and we are going to be able to freeze half of it for another meal next week. So we’re going to have a cheap night next week when we have those leftoevers!
We shopped at a different grocery store this week. Instead of our usual Food Basics, we checked out Real Canadian Superstore. They had a coupon this week: Spend $250 in the store and get a $34 box of chicken breasts for free. We budget $250 a week for groceries in our jars. We never spend the whole $250 at one shot due to the fact that we always try to leave $50 in the jar for milk and other things we need during the week (we have 7 kids, one of them is a 17 year old who loves his milk, so we go through a whole 4 litre bag in one day). Since RCS has a great clothing section, and we still needed to get Christmas PJ’s, shoes for Allen and Andrew, and a small gift for our newest cousin, Mac, we figured we could take $100 from our Christmas budget to go towards the $250 we needed for the chicken. We ended up spending $180 on food and $79 on the clothing.
Besides getting the chicken (which was well worth shopping there…13 HUGE breasts which we separated into 4 different meals), we got a deal on Pork Loin roast. These roasts were about $6.50 each and we could cut them in two. We purchased 2 of them and we now have pork for 4 meals. We are going to be eating lots of chicken and pork, lol! Good thing the kids love both.