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Grocery Spending/Menu Plan | a slight bit of procrastination

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.

The Shoppping

I went about a week and a half between grocery shopping trips this time around…and of course, whenever I can put off grocery shopping, that makes me a happy camper.

Here’s what I bought.

I spent $43.83 at Weis and $68.31 at Aldi for a total of $112.14.

The Menu

Since Mr. FG works second shift, we eat our dinner meal at noon during the week, and at night on the weekends. And our lunch meal happens at night during the week and at noon on the weekends.

We do eat breakfast in the morning, though, all week long!

Breakfast options are homemade yogurt, granola, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, fruit, and cereal.

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.

Here’s the dinner meal plan (some of these are meals that got bumped from last week’s plan)







  • Meatball Subs
  • green salad


  • Pizza (hmm. I just saw that I have pizza and subs right next to each other. That might be kind of boring, so maybe I’ll switch the order of things up a bit!)

Things are usually quiet around here on Sundays, but you should come back tomorrow because I have a fun giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day!

See you then. 🙂


Today’s 365 post: Check out what Mr. FG made for me!

Joshua’s 365 post: I’m a Ninja! In a plaid shirt! With ninja stars!

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Monday 6th of February 2012

You're menu plan post are inspiring. One of these days I'll actually manage to make a menu plan, but for some reason to me it's like pulling teeth!


Monday 6th of February 2012

I can't believe I "you're"-ed when I should have "your"-ed! Grammar fail!!! :-P


Saturday 4th of February 2012

I attempted cheddar biscuits today and wish I'd seen your link for the buttermilk biscuits! I went after that dough with a rolling pin but it actually helped them I think but you're right about the little suckers being flat LOL! not much oomph but it was only my 3rd attempt ever at making biscuits and probably the best..they were edible and not hard so that was good! the recipe said to knead 8 times and I didnt' want to handle it much since my mom had always told me not to overhandle biscuit dough - oh well! seems flour is the key to not sticking - learned one thing anyways! :-)

Young and Thrifty

Saturday 4th of February 2012

Your menu for the week looks yummy. I'm coming over for shrimp on Tuesday hehehe :) Stay young and thrifty!

Julie @ Outtakes on the Outskirts

Saturday 4th of February 2012

You can make your own brown sugar for really cheap! All you need are molasses and sugar. It's super easy to make - 1 Tbsp. of molasses to one cup of sugar and fluff it with a fork until mixed. Just a tip from one frugal girl to another. :-)

Heather :) :) :)

Saturday 4th of February 2012

I just started tracking my spending. In fact, that is what my latest post is about :) :) I'm still working on menu planning, but I think I'll do really well, because we have a lot of food at home, in addition to what I bought yesterday. So my shopping trip yesterday, was supplementing what we already have. It will be interesting to see where this goes :) I'm just tracking my spending for a few months, and then I'll see where I can save more money :) Love and hugs from the ocean shore of California, Heather :)

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