Monday, April 18, 2011

Menu Plan: 4/17 - I Haven't Grocery Shopped in 6+ Weeks

I tell you all, somewhat sheepishly, that it has been over six weeks since I have been "grocery shopping." Sure, I've picked up a deal or two along the way, but, really, hardly anything. We keep truckin' along though and, in typical masochistic fashion, I am determined to eke out yet another week of meals.

I picked up milk, eggs, butter (I scored butter for $1.28/#... woo hoo!!!), flour, and frozen corn in the last few days. Here's what'll be happening around here:


B-Cereal, Yogurt, Water
L-Breakfast Burritos, Milk
D-Sunday Supper at Bama & Papa's


B-Maple Raisin Oatmeal, Milk
L-Sweet & Sour Fried Rice w/ Egg & Carrot, Water
D-Steak & Peppers, Hash Browns


B-Yogurt Coffee Cake, Berries, Milk
L-Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Granny Smith Apples, Water
D-Chicken & Jack Stuffed Shells, Green Beans


B-Yogurt Coffee Cake, Berries, Milk
L-Potato, Ham, & Swiss Hash, Carrot Sticks
D-Black Bean Burgers, Baked Beans


B-PB Toast, Apples, Milk
L-Pancakes, String Cheese, Mandarin Oranges, Water
D-Cubed Steak & Cheese Paninis, Apple Slices


B-Smoothies, Toast
L-Cheesy Black Beans & Rice, Water
D-Mushroom Pizza*


B-Granola w/ Raisins & Craisins, Milk
L-Hot & Sour Peanut Noodles
D-Chicken, Carrots, & Taters

*All pizzas on our menu plans from now until Easter will be MEATLESS in keeping with our Catholic tradition.

Now... I would be remiss in not telling you all that we've eaten more takeout in the last few weeks than is typical around here. Between working on our kitchen and not grocery shopping, it's a choice we've made to help my sanity. We've averaged 1 to 2 takeout meals per week (typically Subway or Chinese); we usually average 1 to 2 per month. It is what it is and we're still WAY under food budget. :)

This post is linked to Menu Plan Menu.

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