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Menu Plan | and that’s all

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 haven’t exactly been grocery shopping this week, although I did spend $24 for a half bushel of local peaches.

So, I’ve mostly just got a menu plan for you today. And some random pictures so this won’t be boring. 😉

Breakfasts are going to be easy this week…cereal, toast, yogurt, or fruit.

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 plan, which is, I fear, sort of boring this week.


  • Pizza!


  • French Toast, made by the fabulous Mr. FG
  • OJ
  • maybe some sausage


  • We’re going out to eat for free, because we have a gift card!


  • Grilled Hamburgers
  • green salad
  • chips


  • Our plans for this night are up in the air. So, we’re having, um, ????


  • Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • french bread
  • green beans


  • Tacos
  • chips and salsa


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Monday 12th of September 2011

Good choices. What adorable kids. They keep getting cuter every day. I think Cook's ham steak is good and it is reasonably priced.


Sunday 11th of September 2011

Ha! Not boring at all, what with the exclamation marks and the word fabulous throw in. I had to laugh at how you jazzed up the sound of the menu. ;) Happy Sunday to you (!)


Saturday 10th of September 2011

I was wondering how it works when you guys go out to dinner as a family. When you go to a restaurant where you should leave a tip, since you can't use a gift card to tip, does that money come out of your grocery budget or somewhere else? Thanks!


Saturday 10th of September 2011 mother used to make a good peach pie and partially bake it and freeze it..they were always so good when peaches were out of season.

Menu doesn't sound boring to me, sounds pretty much like a typical menu here now and then..a easy clean out the freezer meal... My goal is to try and get the grocery bill to $100 also but it doesn't look like it is happening any time soon! I like your tips...


Saturday 10th of September 2011

Mmmm.....fresh peaches! Some random farmer parked a cart full of sweet corn in a parking lot here in town. $2/dozen. Yeah, he sold out quickly.

Hubby is bugging me to do our menu for this next week so he can do the shopping.I guess I should do that today.

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