Monday, August 11, 2008

Menu Plan Monday and Weekly Shopping Trip

It seems like Summer just started but it’s almost over and life is starting to gain speed and momentum towards, school and sports and meetings and obligations. Why is my head spinning already? So I’m pressed for time and here’s a quick update on my shopping trip and meal plan.


Microwave Poached Eggs on Toast
Baked Ham and Cheese Omelet
Breakfast Salad
Bread Machine Bagels with fruity cream cheese
Muffins from the freezer


Hot dogs and Mac and Cheese
Lentil Veggie Soup with Bread Machine French Bread
Oven Fried Chicken, Bread Machine Rolls, Salad (double to take to a sick family at church)
Bierocks, Green Salad
Crockpot White Chicken Chili, Parmesan Garlic Breadsticks
Brown Rice and Lentil Casserole, salad

Huge Kirkland brand Dishwasher Detergent $5.99
Ham lunchmeat $1.79
Shredded Cheddar Cheese $1.99
Garbage Bags $.99
Giant Pump Bottle of Shampoo $2.99
6.23 lbs bulk sugar $2.49
Cream cheese $1.49
Strawberry Cream Cheese $1.49
40 Bulk packets of Equal $1.20
Binder Paper $1.70
Legal Pad $.95
Tomatoes $1.70
Bananas $.77
Parmesan Cheese $2.25
2 tubs of Vanilla Yogurt $3.36
Sour Cream $1.28
Cabbage $1.64
5 lb carrots $2.68
3 onions $1.18
Hot dogs $.75
2 boxes Mac and Cheese $1.06
Canned Green Chilies $.63
Celery $.71
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $4.98
2 lbs blueberries $4.78
2 toothpaste $1.98
Granola $1.99
Coffee $3.49
4 cans Chili $2.36
Cream of Chicken Soup $.59

Total $61.25


Sheryl said...

Great job getting all that food for under $65!! And a yummy looking menu to boot! :)

Miriam said...

Yay! You're back! I hope you got all your computer problems straightened out. Yes, summer is flying past! I thought I was going to have all the time in the world - ha ha!! I will miss it when it's gone, and enjoy what's left the fullest that I can!

Miriam said...

Um, Gayle? Your link to Bread Machine French Bread goes to Another Amarretto Chicken (sp???). Just thought you'd like to know :P

Emily said...

That baked omelet just got printed off of my printer. It sounds so easy! Love easy. love it.

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

I know you make your own laundry detergent. Have you ever made your own dishwasher detergent?
Love your blog. I look forward to it every week.

Mrs. Querido said...

So Gayle, how do you menu plan when you don't go shopping with any specific menu in mind? Do you make up a menu after you get home with all the food?

Just curious, I am trying to learn how to cut back on dollars not on taste! :)

I tried your go without a list and it was sooo much easier. I only forgot one staple...peanut butter! We have survived without!

Lovin' your blog!

Kat said...

Wow. Really good once again. I think you are becoming my hero.

As an newbie to this blog, what do you do for lunches? Leftovers? Sandwiches?

Stacey said...

Hi Gayle, my name is Stacey and I've been a lurker to your site for a couple of weeks. WOW! Can I come hang out with you and just absorb. I thought I was frugal and doing great, but now I think I can do better. Keep on with all the great advice. I've even searched out a discount grocery and my husband found a factory bakery store just down the street from his work, Just last week alone we saved a lot! Thank You!

Carrie Thompson said...

I am wondering what you would do if your dh would not eat things like lentils, or things like that. I find it hard to be frugal becasue my husband is SUCH a picky eater! Do you have any advice? I would love to take some tips and maybe incorporate what I could!

Mama Squirrel said...

When you use that Bierocks recipe, do you use a different bread machine roll recipe for the dough? Just wondering--I like to use our bread machine too.