Saturday, April 4, 2009

Supermarket Saturdays

Hello everyone! I'm sorry it's been a week since my last post, but it was a crazy week! I hope to do better this week! I have decided that on Saturday's, I am now going to do a feature called, "Supermarket Saturdays." Since Saturday seems to be the day that I go to the grocery store, I thought, "Why not share my menu for the week with my readers?". My goal is to provide food that is homemade, inexpensive, and somewhat healthy for my family. Our money is extremely tight right now since my husband got laid off, so my goal is not to spend more than $100.00 per week on food-this includes eating out. Once I go to the store, I will post how much I ended up spending, and hopefully, I will be within budget! So....without further to do....here is my menu for the next week!



Sunday, April 5



Breakfast-Biscuits and Fruit

Lunch-Spaghetti, Green Beans, and Rolls

Dinner-We will be attending a church activity, so we will have to eat dinner out.



Monday, April 6



Breakfast-Oatmeal with Fruit

Lunch-Macaroni and Cheese, Peas, and Fruit (one of my son's favorites)

Dinner-Hamburger-Broccoli Manicotti (using the leftover spaghetti sauce from Sunday's lunch), Cooked Brown-Sugar Carrots, Fruit



Tuesday, April 7



Breakfast-Oatmeal or Bagel, Yogurt

Lunch-Leftovers from Monday's dinner

Dinner-Fajitas, Corn, Salad



Wednesday, April 8



Breakfast-Oatmeal or Bagel, Yogurt

Lunch-Leftover mac and cheese from Monday's lunch, Lunch meat slices, Fruit

Dinner-Biscuit Pizza's, Salad



Thursday, April 9



Breakfast-Oatmeal or Bagel, Yogurt

Lunch-Bagel Sandwich, Raw Veggies, Fruit

Dinner-Pork Chops, Salad, Fruit, Rolls



Friday, April 10



Breakfast-Oatmeal or Bagel, Yogurt

Lunch-Leftover Biscuit Pizza's

Dinner-Pork Fried Rice (made from Thursday's leftover pork chops), Raw Veggies, Salad



Saturday, April 11



Breakfast-Cinnamon Rolls

Lunch-Leftovers from Friday night's dinner

Dinner-Eat Out



This hopefully will be a fairly inexpensive trip to the grocery store, as I have planned meals around what I have in my pantry and freezer, and also around our grocery store's sale this week. We have hamburger meat, fajitas (meat and veggies), and pork chops in our freezer already. We also have macaroni and cheese, canned green beans, carrots, and corn in our pantry. Wish me luck at the store....we really want to have some leftover money on Saturday so that we are able to eat out!



Also, if you would like any of these recipes, let me know, and I will be happy to post them!

***Note: I just got back from the grocery store and my total was $71.84. I totally stuck to my list with the exception of two one pound packages of hamburger meat that were reduced to half price, and one $0.95 roll of aluminum foil that I forgot to put on my list in the first place. This only leaves us with $28.16 extra for the week-it's going to be tough, but hopefully, we can do it!

7 comments:

Joy said...

The manicotti sounds yummy!

Welcome to SITS - it's great to have you as a SITSta!

Megan said...

What an awesome blog! So glad you entered my giveaway just so I could know about it! Keep up the great work!

Rocksee said...

What a super idea! I loved this!!! I love the simple lunch ideas!

greedygrace said...

I'm big on making menus each list week, too! The only time we go over budget is when my husband does the shopping (he buys too many random snacks!).

I stopped by to welcome you to SITS!

(PS- my husband is a mechanical design engineer. Good luck to your hubby!)

Ann On and On... said...

I love the idea of a menu. I try to cook on Sundays for most of the week. Great job with the budget!

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Noah's Mommy said...

wow...those sound great...and Pork Fried Rice...super yummy...stopping by to say Happy SITS day

Donnetta said...

GREAT job! I MUST get more organized!!!

Stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the SITStahood!