On Saturdays, I share my menu plan for the upcoming week along with a photo of my groceries and a tally of my spending. My goal is to spend $100/week for our food, toiletries, and cleaning products. I’m currently in the midst of trying to buy more local, sustainably-produced food while sticking to my budget. Can it be done? I don’t know, but I’m going to try, and I’ll share what I learn as I go along.
More on the birthday in a minute.
First, grocery pictures. This is what wouldn’t fit on the counter.
And this is what would fit on the counter.
I spent $96.43 at Aldi and I can’t seem to locate my Weis receipt at the moment.
What are we going to eat this week?
Breakfast will be cereal, muffins, scrambled eggs, fruit, and oatmeal (not all on the same day!).
Lunches will be comprised of sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, homemade yogurt, yogurt smoothies, cottage cheese, fruit, raw veggies, nuts, cheese, and leftovers as necessary. Of course, we don’t eat all of that every single day…it’s just a list of the things we choose from for lunch each day. And Mr. FG eats leftovers for lunch pretty much every day.
And this is what we’ll be eating for dinner.
Saturday-It’s Lisey’s birthday today, so this dinner was chosen by her (we don’t worry much about nutrition on birthdays!).
- Fried Shrimp
- Snake Rolls
- Lime-Pear Jello
- Chocolate Cake
- Orange-Swirl Ice cream
- Grilled Hamburgers (made with local beef)
- green beans
- potato cubes
- Southwest Chicken Salad in Pitas (never made this before)
- fruit salad
- Thai-Style Beef Brisket (also made with local beef and I’ve also never made this before))
- Scalloped Potatoes (I know that’s a weird combo, but I need to use up some potatoes!)
- Takeout date night for Mr. FG and me, something super easy for the kiddos
And now I am off to spend my day in the kitchen…in addition to Lisey’s birthday dinner, she’s requested a special bread for breakfast, and she also wants to make these chocolate cookie bears with her friend who is staying overnight. Oh, and I have to make communion bread today too.
Good thing life is getting easier now than my kids are older, or I’d really be in trouble today.
Today’s 365 post: She’s coming soon!
Joshua’s 365 post: I’m impressed…