Menu plan for the week--- Trying something new

So as most of you know...I am now officially self-employed. It is scary and exciting at the same time. One area I have to keep under control is our grocery spending, especially since we are cutting out my income and going off just my husband's. That means I need to menu plan and plan the trips to the grocery store. I have decided that I need to plan for breakfasts, lunches and dinners so that Bill and I will know what to feed the kids at each meal now that they are home for the summer.

This month I am starting out with a grocery budget of:  $380 for the month. 

I think this is totally doable as our freezer is packed with food and I WILL be menu planning each week. It is no longer an option but a necessity.

Today I went to 2 different stores to shop for what I needed to finish off our menu for the week and for milk and fresh fruits and veggies. I spent $40.21 at Aldi and $18.95 at Kroger for a total of $59.16 this week which leaves me with $320.84 left for the month. 

If only it was this easy! (Source)  


Here is our menu plan for this week: 

SUNDAY:
Breakfast: Yogurt, banana, granola bar
Lunch: PB&J Sandwiches, chips, fruit
Dinner: Spaghetti

MONDAY:
Breakfast: Cereal, banana, raspberries
Lunch: Chicken fries, green beans, and pineapple
Dinner:  Taco ring, corn, strawberries

TUESDAY:
Breakfast: Waffles and fruit
Lunch: PB&J sandwiches, goldfish crackers, baby carrots and ranch
Dinner: BBQ pork sandwiches, asian coleslaw (new recipe), sweet potatoes, fruit

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast: Yogurt, fruit, granola bars
Lunch: Spaghettios and fruit
Dinner: Dinner at AHG Banquet

THURSDAY:
Breakfast: Cereal and fruit
Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwiches, chips and fruit
Dinner: Smoked sausage, macaroni and cheese, green beans

FRIDAY:
Breakfast: Cereal and fruit
Lunch: PB&J sandwiches, baby carrots, goldfish
Dinner: Pizza and fruit

SATURDAY:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
Lunch: Leftovers or sandwiches
Dinner: Hot dogs, baked beans, and fruit

So there you have it. Our menu for this week! What is getting fixed at your house this week? 


 

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    1. Thanks! I am trying....and so far my kids haven't complained once!

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  2. I like the popsicle diet....lolz

    Please share the Asian slaw recipe if it turns out well.

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    1. If only the popsicle diet was realistic....lol

      The asian slaw turned out well in my opinion so I just posted a blog post with it for you! http://livingbetteronedayatatime.blogspot.com/2015/06/oriental-ramen-broccoli-slaw-my-version.html

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