Sunday, July 6, 2008

Weekly Meal Plan & Shopping Trip

So, while planning my menu plan this week I had a whole bunch of stuff going on that affected my menu plan. Monday and Tuesday I’m out of the house most of the day so I had to plan meals that could be made ahead and reheated or fixed in the crockpot before I left and then finished when I got home. Plus I have two potlucks this weekend to prepare portable food for. And if that’s not enough I’m trying to eat light. A lot of these meals can be made lighter with a slight change of ingredients but a lot of the breakfast things are for the rest of the family while I gnaw on a piece of fruit. And…I’m down 2 pounds from last week. Woohoo! (Although I might have gained it back from all the good food I unrestrainedly ate over the holiday.)


Oatmeal Bars
Apple Date Bars
Overnight Bagel Bake

Fresh Orange Muffins
Fruit Cobbler for Breakfast
Baked Eggs in Bacon Wraps


Spaghetti with Marinara and Fresh Green Salad
Hamburger Barley Stew and Buttery Bread Machine Rolls
Taco Junk with tortillas
Baked Latkes
with Green Salad
Sloppy Joes and Tater Tots
Leftover Night
Greek Pasta Salad and Corndog Muffins (this is for a potluck)

6 bags of Hershey’s Swirl Chocolate chips $2.00
1 box Special K cereal $1.49
4 boxes of Mac & Cheese $1.00
3 boxes sugar free orange jello $1.00
Frozen Raspberries $1.69
Bacon $1.49
Tater Tots $1.00
2 packs of hot dogs $1.78
2 lb Blueberry Yogurt $.99
2lb Strawberry Yogurt $.99
5 dozen eggs $5.78
2 cups shredded Cheddar $1.62
2 pkgs brown sugar $1.96
Soymilk $1.18
Yellow Cornmeal $1.62
5 lb potatoes $1.68
Lemon Juice $1.28
Ranch Dip Mix $.74
Chopped Dates $1.03
Margarine $.68
Cucumber $.78
Shortening $2.98
Margarine tub $.78
Oranges $.99
Green Pepper $.88
Red Pepper $.78
Red Grapes $2.06
Tomatoes $1.52
Apples $2.51
Bananas $1.75
Bread (buns, bagels, and 4 loaves bread) $6.49
2 packages flour tortillas $1.00
2 cans tuna $1.38
Bouillon $.49
Feta Cheese $1.06
Spaghetti $.69

Total $57.14


Halfmoon Girl said...

You have so much good information here Gayle! My hubby suprised me by saying that he would be into eating vegetarian a couple of times a week. I remembered you suggesting that a while ago.

Sandra said...

Great Menu and I love how you have all those savings listed :)

Have a wonderful Monday!


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km said...

I just found you from Rocks In My Dryer. I really NEED to trim the cost off our grocery bill. I'll be checking back here for helpful hints.

Linda Kasper said...

Thank you for all your great advice. I need a little advice on feeding a large group. We are having guests stay with us for a week. They have 6 people in their family and we have 5. That is a total of 11 people. I need cheat and quick ideas. Oh by the way, they don't eat anything that is not kosher. Help Please.

WendyDarling said...

Looks like a great menu, and I am amazed at how much food you get for less than $60. :-)

I have made that same greek salad before, but instead of pasta I used couscous and a bottled greek salad dressing. YUMMY! :-)

Erica @ Cook Quick Easy Recipes said...

Nice menu. Congrats on the weight loss. Have a great week.

Emily said...

I made that Greek Pasta salad TONIGHT. (I used penne instead of fusili, 'cause that's what Costco uses in their greek pasta salad)

I'm adding gyros to accompany the salad. Kids won't touch artichokes with a 10 foot pole.

Cookingmama said...

Never mind you are soooo right. I should have stayed AWAY from CVS. Who needs 5 boxes of tampons and 10 deodorants in their cupboard?

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing posts on how you do your meal planning as well as buying groceries.

Hope you're having a great week!