Monday, January 17, 2011
Menu's, Monday and More
Speaking of the party, most of the food came from a separate budget and not my reg. grocery budget. K did a couple car jobs and we used that money. So my total for week three spending in Jan. 2011 on grocery type items was$121. So right on track. Hubby and I had decided on enveloping $125 a week for food/paper/pet and house hold items. I did spend an additional $60 in pet items but was reimbursed by son when he was paid. That money was put into the gas tank and tithing plate. I think I mentioned before that our Dollar General Market does a 1cent item each week, with a $10 purchase. This past week was their brand t.p. Not the best quality but for 1cent . . . So I made a couple different trips during the week (yes I added them to my total) and scored 3-six packs of cheap quality t.p. This should get us through to Friday, which is a pay day this week.
I haven't posted a menu in a while, but if your my FB friend you still get to hear about what we're eating! LOL Here is a look at this week:
Monday ~ Ground turkey Shepard's pie w/ fauxtato topping
Tuesday ~ Beef & Broccoli stir-fry w/pecan rice
Wednesday ~ Cheesy Chipotle Soup (taken to church pot-luck)
Thursday ~Chicken risotto w/broccoli
Friday ~ Turkey loaf w/baked pot and mixed veg.
Saturday~ Crock pot Jambalaya
Sunday ~ Cream of Cauliflower soup and salad
Breakfast usually are eggs cooked in a variety of ways, our favorite is eggs in a hole, oatmeal, and some home made spelt muffins.
Lunch this week looks like this; left overs from party, sandwiches, hot and sour soup, chicken salad and a meatza.
Most of these meals are lo-carb and high protein as we try to get back on track from all our holiday and post holiday/b-day celebrating. Remember, no white bread, white sugar and mostly dark green veggies. Oh, we are day 9 with no soda and half/calf coffee. Well everyone except Z. He asked everyone he knew for Mt. Dew for his b-day. Kids.
Blessings, Beth Ann