Holy cannoli!! I really thought that staying under $150.00 ($75.00) biweekly for real (mostly) organic groceries would be easy. We ate really well on $100.00 a week when we lived in Indianapolis. I mean honestly how could moving five hours west make the prices more expensive? Boy was I wrong! This is going to be more of a challenge than I had originally anticipated, but here we go! Hopefully you all won’t have to see me crash and burn.
This week I spent $54.86 at Trader Joe’s, $40.71 for our co-op box, and $70.00 in other various areas (farm for meat, health food store, etc.). That puts me a little over at $165.57. Here are the dinner meals I plan to make from these items:
Tuesday – Spaghetti with Italian style chicken breast and salad (I didn’t make it last night.)
Wednesday – Fried Rice
Thursday – Bean and Collard Greens soup
Friday – I will be gone. Soups and leftovers for Scott.
Saturday – I will be gone. Soups and leftovers for Scott.
Sunday – Sliced beef steak, mashed potatoes and green beans
Monday – Crockpot chicken (whole chicken with seasonings), honey glazed carrots, and broccoli
If you see something and you want to know how I make it just ask. I am always happy to share recipes. While we’re speaking of sharing what did your menu for this week look like? If you have a blog please feel free to link it up in the comments section. Need more ideas for your menu planning? Check out the links on Organized Junkie.