Menu ~ Week of August 7th

I posted a while back that we had been lax on the jars and we’ve let debt repayment come to a bit of a standstill.  We’re getting the jars back on track, but we’ve also not been doing great on budgeting for our meals.  We used to try and budget  around $10 per meal, however, with grocery prices rising, it becomes harder and harder.  We allot $300 a week for groceries, but we really want to be able to keep this under $250 per week and put the rest on debt and saving for Christmas.  We had been spending all $300 for a while now, so this week when we planned the meals, we tried to keep them between $10 and $15, while keeping them healthly.  Here’s what we came up with:

Day

Meal

Price

Sunday, August 7th

Sausage and Pepper Pasta, Salad

$10.22

Monday, August 8th

Roast Chicken, Broccoli Cheddar Rice, Veggies

$12.76

Tuesday, August 9th

Shepherd’s Pie Lightened Up

$8.55

Wednesday, August 10th

Bacon Mushroom and Cheddar Quick Quiche and Salad

$14.02

Thursday, August 11th

Crock Pot Sante Fe Chicken over Rice

$14.12

 

Friday, August 12th

Oktoberfest Sausage on a Bun, Coleslaw

$10.30

This comes to a grand total of $69.97 for dinners!  Woo Hoo!  I am very happy with that.  We went grocery shopping today and spent $209.46.   We did buy some meat that was on sale to put into the freezer ($25.84 ~ enough for at least 3, maybe 4 meals next week).  Freshco had Old Dutch 100 use size laundry detergent on sale for $2.97 each, so we stocked up and purchased 4 of them ($13.42).  We will have to buy milk at least 2 more times this week, so we kept the grocery spending to under $225!  Awesome!

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4 responses to “Menu ~ Week of August 7th

  1. Delicious week planned.

  2. Hmm… I think I’ll pop over for Wednesdays dinner! 😉

    Can I tell you how glad I am that you’re blogging again… there aren’t too many “large family” blogs out there, and it’s nice to read yours!

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