Menu Plan Monday & Grocery Round Up – 10/25-10/31

by Karen on October 26, 2008

We really tried to keep our grocery costs to a minimum this week. As we approach the end of the month, it’s looking like we’re going to be a bit over budget, mostly due to some meals out when we were traveling the first weekend in October. We tried to minimize the overage by keeping costs low this final week in the month.

Overall we did really well. Our total was about $56, but then the cashier informed me that I had earned enough rewards points to take an additional $5 off my total. I don’t completely understand their rewards program yet, but $5 off sounded great to me, especially this week. So our actual total was $51. That should help us stick closer to our budget.

And now for this week’s menu plan. We’re craving hearty fall foods since the weather has finally cooled off.

Sunday: Chicken and dumplings
Monday: Spinach pesto & angel hair pasta (We’re just going to serve the pesto over pasta instead of serving it over chicken as the recipe suggests)
Tuesday: Sandwiches/leftovers
Wednesday: Three-bean vegetarian chili
Thursday: Baked potatoes with broccoli and cheese
Friday: Homemade pizza

We can’t wait to try out our new knives tonight when we’re chopping all the veggies for the chicken and dumplings!

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1 Karen October 27, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Good job on keeping the grocery costs so low!

2 Radiance October 9, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Nice Meal plan, but why all meal plans include only one meal per day?
We do breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner…help!

3 Karen October 9, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Radiance – Thanks for the question! We’re a two person household, so most of our dinners end up being lunch the next day. On days when we don’t have enough leftovers, my husband eats peanut butter and jelly and I eat a salad, so we’re always stocked up on romaine lettuce and salad fixings. We get the romaine at Costco — 6 heads for $3.50. I also always pick up fruit for snacks. I like to have apple wedges with peanut butter or bananas. Hope this helps!

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