Tasty Tuesday 4/24/2012

I will not be shopping this week because we spent all (okay, over) our budget last week.  These meals will mostly come from the pantry and freezer, with the exception of a little produce left from last weeks delivery.  We will be getting another $150 on Friday and plan to hit up Kirkwood Farmer’s market on Saturday.  I am hoping to find cheaper meat there.  We shall see.

Tuesday – Hamburgers and sweet potato fries (a new favorite around here)

Wednesday – Grilled chicken salad

Thursday – Tacos

Friday – Chili

Saturday – Bean and green soup

Sunday – Lot family, bring shells

Monday – Spaghetti with stuffed meatballs in marinara and a salad

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Tasty Tuesday 4/17/12

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.

Menu Plan for 4/13/12 – 4/16/12

Grocery money is going to be tight for a while. I will have $150.00 biweekly to spend. We get a medium produce basket from Connie’s Green Grocery biweekly for $40.70 and it is a TON of organic produce. If you live in the St. Charles county I highly recommend checking them out. Also, please note that our menus are gluten free even if I don’t specifically say it. This menu isn’t for an entire week because I will be posting a new on on Monday or Tuesday for next week.

Friday: Homemade pizza

Saturday: Beef roast, mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans

Sunday: Lot Family, we are bringing hash-browns.

Monday: Spaghetti with Italian style chicken breast

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.

My apologies

I just wanted to apologize to anyone who has been watching for a new post. We did not have internet for a few weeks but we are back up and running now! I hope to post tonight or tomorrow and then on a consistent basis once again. Thank you for your patience. Have a blessed and wonderful day!