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,
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$20

Kroger:
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
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$96.48


Dorothy Lane:
2 loaves 10 Grain bread: $10
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$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.)
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$22.25

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


Kroger:
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
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$70.54

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
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$48.18
(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
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$19.12

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!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Grocery Trip 2/15

Kroger (shopping for week plus birthday party). I stocked up on staples like frozen veggies, dried beans, and those expensive soy yogurts thanks to that awesome $25 off $50 ecoupon:

Huggies Boys Pull-Ups: $19.99
Ezekiel Bread: $3.69
Ritz Crackers: $1.99
King Arthur Bread Flour $2.29
4 cans Kroger Corn $2
4 cans Kroger stewed tomatoes $2
2 Earth's Best Waffles $6
Silk Almond Milk $2.99
2 Blue Diamond Almond Milks $ 4
1 2 liter Diet Coke $ 1.67
Organic Apple Juice $2.99
20 Silk Soy Yogurts $ 21.51
1 pineapple $1.99
8 bags frozen veggies (corn, broccoli, veg soup mix) $ 7.12
1 lb dry lentils $ 1.29
2 lb dry navy bean $ 2.29
4 lb dry pinto beans $ 4.37
1 lb Organic grass fed beef $ 6.99
2 lb organic cabbage $ 1.67
organic carrots $1.49
2 whole wheat tortillas $5.98
3 lb Gala apples $2.99
3 lb onions $ 1.99
organic spring mix lettuce $2.44
1 serving cup grapefruit: FREE with ecoupon
organic baby spinach $ 2.24
2 lb organic bananas $ 1.38
1 bunch organic celery $ 1.29
1 pint organic grape tomatoes $ 2
mushrooms $ 1.49
3 lb clementines $2.99

Subtract $25 off $50 Ecoupon
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$101.27

Food items: $81.28

Dorothy Lane:
Organic Bacon: $5.99
2 fruit party trays $18
2 bags Chips: $6
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$29.99

Food total:
$111.27