Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Meal Plan & Weekend Shopping $60.87

9 Days left to get stuff done before Phoebe arrives! There is still much to do, but I have been making steady progress with DH's help.

For meals this week I am trying to use up some of the oldest items in the freezer - mostly bits and pieces that I bought on clearance to try out or just weren't big enough for full meals.

Dinner Monday - Sliced Ham, Au Gratin Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad
Dinner Tuesday - Ham & Bean Soup (need to use some red beans), Salad
Dinner Wednesday - Chicken/Apple Sausages (random freezer), Corn on the Cob
Dinner Thursday - Pork Chops (old freezer), Cheesy Rice, Salad
Dinner Friday - Ribs (random freezer), Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Dinner Saturday - Pork Loin with Pears & Cranberries (random freezer), Salad
Dinner Sunday - Beef Stir Fry - to use up garden produce & random freezer veggies

Lunch Monday - Leftover Mac'n'Cheese pie, Little Smokies (random freezer)
Lunch Tuesday - Crostini, Little Smokies
Lunch Wednesday - Grilled Cheese & fruit
Lunch Thursday - Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Nuts
Lunch Friday - Nachos
Lunch Saturday - Whatever Daddy makes (PBJ or M&C)
Lunch Sunday - Leftovers

Here is a photo of my weekend shopping - Total spent $60.87, Total Savings $60.20 (not including formula deals).

Honey Nut Cheerios - Sale price $1.50 ($1/2 MC) = $1.00 each
Powder Formula - Clearance Price $5.00 each!
Liquid Formula - $6.00 each ($5.00 formula check) = $1.00 each
Gallon milk - Clearance Price $1.50
1/2 Gallon milk - Sale Price $1.25 each
Bananas - $.59/lb
Hillshire Farms Sausages - Clearance 1.99 ($1/2 MC) = $1.49 each
Elbow Macaroni - Sale Price $.89 each
18 Eggs - Coupon price $1.49 each
7# Pork Loin - $1.99/lb
Cream Cheese - Sale Price $.99 each
Yogurt - Overstock Price $.25 each
Cucumber - Sale Price $.50 each
Corn on the Cob - Sale Price 3/$1
3# Ground Beef - Clearance Price $2.99
Red Beans - $1.25
Smuckers Topping - Clearance Price $1.51 ($.55 MC) = $.96
Nectarines - Sale Price $.99/lb

I spent more than normal this week, but overall I am OK with these totals because of the huge pork loin and so much formula.



  1. Did you get the formula checks at church on Sunday? I left them in Eve's classroom. As I was dropping off Gwen I just looked in the nearby classrooms until I spotted one of your girls :)

  2. Are the sausages for Naomi's birthday party? Haha :-)

    Keep me posted on who is organizing meals for you guys once Phoebe is born.

    Also, do you have a certain formula brand that you like? I'll keep my eyes open for specials.


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