Monday, January 25, 2016

Menu Plan Monday - Moving the Target and This Week's Menu




So after a long discussion, John and I decided to move the grocery budget from $80 to $100 and to continue at that rate for the foreseeable future.  I've been feeling quite like a failure in that I missed my $80 mark this month.  I do understand that food prices have gone way up and we were not starting with a fully-stocked pantry, etc. like we have for our other challenges we've had in the past. 

Going forward for the next few months, we're going to be spending $100/month on groceries, toiletries and paper products.  That leaves us with an extra $60/month to put toward our medical debt.  YAY!

Given that, I stopped at my least favorite place to shop and purchased the above for $15 and change.  That brings us in right under $100 for the month of January.

I bought:
* 3lbs apples
* 3lbs pears
* 18 ct flour tortillas
* 2lbs white onions
* 2lbs carrots
*2.something lbs bananas
* 5lb flour
* diced olives
* evaporated milk
* 2 boxes of crackers

That should hold us for at least a week!   *Evil Grin*

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, January 24:
    Breakfast: Smoothies
    Lunch: Leftovers, Crackers with Cheese, Apples and Pears
    Snack: Popcorn
    Dinner: Waffles with Applesauce, Sliced Apples and Pecans

Monday, January 25:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with Pecans and Cinnamon
    Lunch: Leftovers from Saturday night for adults, PB&J, an apple, yogurt for the children
    Snack: Crackers and Cheese
    Dinner: Perfect Potato Soup, Cornbread, Sliced Apples and Pears

Tuesday, January 26:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
   Lunch; Leftover Soup
   Snack: Cut Veggies
   Dinner: At a School Fundraiser

Wednesday, January 27:
    Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sliced Apples
    Lunch: Tossed Salad with Pecans, Mandarin Oranges, and Sliced Apples
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Fajita Omelets, Biscuits

Thursday, January 28:
    Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits
    Lunch: Leftover Omelets
    Snack: Cut Veggies
    Dinner: Venison Stew in the crockpot, Homemade Bread, Sliced Apples

Friday, January 29:
    Breakfast: Waffles from the Freezer, Applesauce
    Lunch; Leftover Stew, Bread
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner:  Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

Saturday, January 30:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Scrambled Eggs
    Lunch: Sandwiches, Apples or Pears, Carrot Sticks, Cookies
    Snack: Popcorn
    Dinner: Bacon and Spinach Quiche, Bread

What are you eating this week?

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