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Grocery Spending/Menu Plan | How I love me an off-week!

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.

I went grocery shopping last week (last Saturday, in fact), so this week I didn’t have to do a regular grocery shopping trip. Love, love, love that.

I did take a picture of last week’s groceries, though, so here you go.

And yesterday after I went to the gym, I stopped at Aldi to pick up some more produce, as we were running low…I got spinach, grapes, carrots, pineapples, grapefruit, strawberries, and an avocado.

Last week at Aldi, I spent $88.60,I spent $34.08 yesterday at Aldi, and last week at Weis, I spent $53.79. So, my two week total is $176.47. That’s definitely under my $200 goal, so I’m pleased with that.



  • French Toast
  • Fried Mush
  • eggs for those who so desire
  • maybe some sausage



  • Shrimp Burgers (from ATK’s new cookbook…I’ll take pictures so I can share the recipe)
  • green beans
  • grapefruit halves


  • Chili Verde (got bumped from last week because I haven’t found tomatillos yet)
  • peach slices
  • green salad



  • Takeout date night for Mr. FG and me, something easy for the kids

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Sunday 6th of March 2011

Good job.I am doing better with my budget too. For take out day I had Japanese fast food steak and shrimp. It was so good.

Lauren @ The Semi Rural Mum

Sunday 6th of March 2011

MMMmmmMMMmmm Cheese Bread... if only it tasted as good with soy cheese :/ Wish we had a Wholefood's in Aus, the only soy cheese I can get is from a little deli and it's kinda like rubber :( so jelous of you all! lol


Sunday 6th of March 2011

Tomatillos are best fresh!


Saturday 5th of March 2011

The recipe I have for Chili Verde is so simple. I throw a roast, 1 chopped onion, 3 cloves of garlic chopped, a bunch of peeled potatos and I pour Salsa Verde on top of it. I find mine in the salsa aisle. The brand is Herdez and it looks like green salsa. I throw all this in the crock pot and let it cook. It is really good. I hope you can find it at your store. It is pretty common here in NM.


Saturday 5th of March 2011

I'm thinking of trying one of your pizza recipes with either Spelt Flour or some other flour like Quinoa. This is because of allergies. Wish me luck because I LOVE pizza. Any tips would be welcomed.

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