Sunday, April 20, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: LOTS of Easter leftovers

Tuesday: Rustic Bread Vegan Eggplant Lasagna

Wednesday: Black Bean Sweet Potato Tortilla

Thursday: Grilling trial run: Burgers and Salads with oranges

Friday: BLTs, Cucumbers, Sunchokes

Throwing a Cookout Party for 30:
Providing Burgers and Fixings, Hot Dogs, bottled water (Sam's Club), juice boxes, beer
Homemade Dairy Free Brownies (at $0.30 per 9 x 9 pan)
Boston Baked Beans

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans, Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Tuesday: Leftover Beans, Pan Fried Sunchokes

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Shredded Zucchini (from our frozen stash)

Thursday: Lentil Shepherds Pie, Salad

Friday: BLTs, Roasted Sweet Potato Cottage Fries

Saturday: May grill burgers/hot dogs, weather-dependent, Grilled Pineapple, Corn

Sunday: Easter with Grandma- no cooking

Lunches: Making huge batch of 20 Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos  (calculated cost of $0.60/burrito, as mine are corn and yogurt free)

Grocery Trip 4/11/14

Happy Box from Fulton Farms: 2 heads lettuce, 1 head cauliflower, 1 bag carrots, 2 tomatoes, 9-10 sunchokes, 2 sweet potatoes, 1 bunch bananas, 2 oranges, 2 apples, large bunch green garlic,

2 boxes Earth's Best organic waffles: $7
3 half gallons Kroger chocolate almond milk: $8.37
Silk Vanilla Soy Milk: $2.99
3 Soy Dream Vanilla Soy Milks: $8.07
10 Silk Soy Yogurts: $12.90
Organic Apple Juice: $3.49
Kroger Cheese: $1.99
LaRosa's Spaghetti Sauce: $2.19
Frozen Organic Blueberries: $2.99
Kroger Cheerios: $1.99
Kashi Bars: $2.99
Toasted Crackers: $3.49
Wheat Pasta: $1.39
2 Wheat Tortillas 10 ct: $4.98
Kroger Salsa: $1.79
3 lb Apples: $2.99
Ginger Snaps, organic: $3.49
Cantaloupe; $1.99
Red Grapes: $5.86
Organic Bananas: $2.69
Kroger Fruit Only Jelly: $1.59
Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies: $3.99
3 lb navy beans, dried: $2.29


Dorothy Lane:
2 loaves 10 Grain bread: $10

Amazon Subscribe and Save Formula: $22.25/week (This will be half the cost next month, as I was given $50 in gift cards, and earned a $5 Swagbucks gift card, covering most of the $89/month we spend in formula. We also opted to get part of our tax return in Amazon gift cards. You can get the gift cards in $100 increments, and will get a 10% bonus in gift cards from Amazon for whatever amount you choose in gift cards. We opted to get enough to cover our formula needs for the remainder of the year.)

Total: $148.73

Total Items: 64
Organic Items: 31
% Organic: 48%

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Birthday- ordering veggie pizza

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup

Wednesday: BLTs, Garlic Sauteed Spinach, Berries

Thursday: Mettwurst, German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

Friday: Mujadarrah

Saturday: Fried Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes), Honey Porter Glazed Chicken

Sunday: hunt and peck

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Grocery Trip 3/1/14

10 units Silk Soy Yogurt: $10.15
1.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes: $1.18
3 quarts Kroger Almond Milk: $8.37
Organic Apple Juice: $2.99
1 lb organic grass fed beef: $6.99
Organic Ezekiel Bread:$3.69
Back to Nature Organic Crackers: $1.64
Kroger Kidney Beans: $0.69
Kroger Tomato Paste: $0.79
3 lb organic bananas: $1.82
Kroger Diced Tomatoes: $0.69
2 boxed Earth's Best Waffles: $6.98
Organic Hot Dogs: $4.69
3 lbs apples: $5.32
2 cans Kroger Mixed Nuts: $6.98
1 green pepper: $0.50
1 bunch organic parsley: $1.29
1 cantaloupe: $1.99
Organic Ham: $3.50

Health Foods Unlimited:
Bowman Landes Eggs: $3.19
Bob's Red Mill Enriched Whole Wheat Farina: $3.39
Bob's Red Mill Creamy Farina $4.19
Solaray Babylife Probiotics (our pediatrician prefers the kids be on these): $12.89
2 bags Super Bulk Trail Mix: $9.14
Allergen Free Chicken Nuggets: $10.79

(food $35.29)

Dorothy Lane:
2 lb grapes: $6.64
organic blackberries $2.50
Organic Unpreserved Bacon: $5.99
Organic Valley Half and Half: $3.99

Food total:
$124.95+ $21 (1/4 of monthly Amazon Subscribe and Save formula order)= $145.95

Monday, March 3, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

 Our box from Fulton Farms starts back up on Wednesday, which means there will be a weekly surprise of veggies and fruits to plan around.

Monday: Mushroom Risotto

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chili

Wednesday: Turkey in Slow Cooker (I throw it in slow cooker, sprinkle with Lawry's, dried thyme, and pepper alone, and let it cook in its own juices), Stuffing, Corn

Thursday: BLTs, veggies from farm box, Sweet Potato Cottage Fries

Friday: Deviled Eggs, Veggies from Farm Box

Saturday: TBD

Hundreds more menu plans here!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

A bit more of the same from last week...

Monday: Hunt and Peck, lots of leftovers

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday: leftover pork, fresh red pepper and cucumber slices

Thursday: Lentil Mushroom Not-Roast with Polenta, Salad

Friday: BLTs, Salad, Corn

Saturday: dinner at Olive

Sunday: Mushroom Risotto

Hundreds more menu plans here!