Saturday, May 17, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - May 19th




The $75 budget definitely got blown this week. But with a needed trip to Costco for laundry supplies and triples at Harris Teeter, it was worth it. Of course now I have to get creative to help keep the budget for the next two weeks trim!


Here's our menu for the week with grocery totals. For more meal ideas visit Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.


Breakfast & Lunches: Items already on hand as well as Easy Cheddar Biscuits and Banana Pineapple Bread from Tammy's Recipes.


Dinner:

Saturday - Pork & Shrimp egg rolls w/golden veggie fried rice

Sunday - Turkey Meatballs in BBQ sauce w/mashed potatoes and asparagus & onions

Monday - Salmon Patties w/brown rice

Tuesday - Easy Tuscan Pasta w/homemade breadsticks


Thursday - Taco Style Lentils & Rice, served in warmed taco shells w/diced tomato, shredded lettuce, sour cream and shredded cheese

Friday - Balsamic & Thyme Chicken w/yellow rice and steamed veggies


Grocery Spending: Total spent $117.31


Costco:

Downey

Oxi-Clean

Total oop: $29.66


CVS:

2 Huggies Pull-Ups

2 Bumblebee canned Pink salmon

Total oop: $13.99
Total savings: $15.77


Harris Teeter:


2 bags Mahatma brown rice

2 bags Folgers coffee

3-24ct Luzianne tea bags (FREE!)

6 Hungry Jack potato pouches (FREE!)
3 KC Masterpiece BBQ sauces (FREE!)

3 Valley Fresh canned chicken

5 Red Baron pizza singles

3 gallons HT Naturals organic milk

3 French's fried onions (FREE!)

3 Oral B toothbrushes (FREE!)

3 Morningstar veggie rice cakes

3 Asian Sensation pork & shrimp egg rolls

1 Silk chocolate soy milk

8oz sliced mushrooms

bunch of carrots

navel oranges

vidalia onions

Total oop: $38.09
Total savings: $85.06


Kroger:

1 Pepsi 2 Lt (FREE!)

3 Nestle strawberry milks (FREE!)

5 rolls Bounty Basic paper towels

2 Starkist tuna pouches

2 boxes Barilla whole grain spaghetti (FREE!)

2 boxes Barilla whole grain rotini (FREE!)

1 lb. Shadybrook 93/7 frozen ground turkey

16 oz. strawberries

1 container grape tomatoes

1 1/2 lb Tyson chicken breast

Laura's Lean Beef - stew beef

Total oop: $17.11
Total savings: $30.17


Lowes Foods:

3 LF shredded cheddar cheese

1 Cary's sugar free syrup

1 bag Full Circle organic frozen green peas

12 cans Paws canned cat food

LF apple juice

2 lb. bananas

Total oop: $18.46
Total savings: $8.91









3 comments:

Michele said...

Isn't Hillbilly Housewife great for those "tight budget" weeks? :) We really like making taco style lentils, too. We just had those last week!
Blessings,
Michele :)
www.frugalgranola.blogspot.com

Mary Ellen (Carolina Momma) said...

Yes, I've fallen in love with the Hillbilly Housewife site! I also love her Dirty Rice recipe.

bigbinder said...

Oh, I lived in GA for 5 years and I miss Harris Teeter!! I heard they started tripling coupons... so jealous... we had the lentil tacos this week too. I cannot get enough of them!