Menu Plan Monday - Week of December 7 Menu and our Groceries from the last week ($7 left in Dec budget now!)

We've been so busy here - getting ready for company, extra Worship services for Advent, wrapping up the semester here both at work and at school for all four of us, Christmas program rehearsals at both school and church for the children and all the other things that go into this time of year makes me feel like I'm chasing myself sometimes!  We did the grocery shopping this last week in between everything else and I promptly recycled the receipt! Opps.  And, sorry, I'm not digging through our giant orange recycle bin outside to retrieve it.

We spent just under $25 of the $32 we had left - so now we have $7, enough for some bananas and milk next week. We're pretty well stocked for when my parents are visiting so we *should* be okay.

I can't remember the exact prices but here's what we got at 2 stores:
Smart Balance
White Sugar (4lbs)
Sweet Potatoes (5lbs) - these were on huge sale!
Shrimp (2 bags/ $10) - the reason we spent so much money this week
10lbs Gala Apples (these were on clearance)
1 bunch bananas
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Pears (these were on sale for $0.99/lb)

We also received from friends:
1 loaf of cranberry orange bread (this was a fundraiser item that a friend knows we like very much!)
2 loaves of whole wheat sandwich bread
1 quart canning jar of white chicken chili (super tasty!)

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, December 7:
    Breakfast: Sliced Apples with Peanut Butter
    Lunch: Pancake "Breakfast" at church
    Snack: Orange Cranberry Bread
    Dinner:  Tuna Wrap Sandwiches, Cut Veggies, Apple Slices

Monday, December 8:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins or Orange Cranberry Bread
    Lunch: Leftover Soup and Bread
    Snack: Popcorn
    Dinner: Puff Pastry Stuffed with Potatoes, Spinach and Onions; Baked Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday, December 9:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with Almonds and Craisins
    Lunch: Leftover Puff Pastry
    Snack: Cookie
    Dinner: Soup from the Freezer, Biscuits, Sliced Apples and Pears

Wednesday, December 10:
    Breakfast: Breakfast Biscuits
    Lunch: PB&J, Cut Veggies, Bananas
    Snack: Cookie
    Dinner: Chicken Fried Rice, Apples

Thursday, December 11:
    Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
    Lunch: Apples with Peanut Butter, Cut Veggies, Bananas
    Snack: Popcorn
    Dinner: Soup from the Freezer, Toasted Sandwich Bread, Bananas

Friday, December 12:
     Breakfast: PB Toast, Smoothies
     Lunch: Leftover Soup, Tossed Salad
     Snack: Cookie
     Dinner: Turkey Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Saturday, December 13:
     Breakfast: Cinnamon Breakfast Biscuits
     Lunch: Tuna Wrap Sandwiches, Cut Veggies
     Snack: Leftover Biscuits
     Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

What are you eating this week?   


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