BAM Family

BAM Family

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Menu Monday (a day early) :)

I like the alliteration of "Menu Monday" but in real life, I plan my menus on Saturday. So here is the happy medium: a menu post on Sunday evening, just in time for the new week.

Menu March 19-25
Saturday—Steak, mashed potatoes, corn  (a special treat for us)
Monday—spaghetti w/ meat sauce, salad
Tuesday—homemade pizza (supreme, baby!)
Wednesday—breakfast bake, fruit salad
Thursday—Baked potato soup, yeast rolls
Friday—grilled pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, salad

Grocery shopping was great this week! I am stretching our meats out (l pound of sausage to cover the spaghetti sauce and pizza. And actually, sausage was on sale at Kroger this week, 2 for $5!!! Score!); the baked potato soup only uses half a pound of bacon (my free pack I got at the 2 for 1 sale last week); and the breakfast bake will use the other pound of sausage. 

I only spent $110 at the grocery store today, with $37 worth of savings with my Kroger card and a few coupons (saved $4.50/coupons). I wanted to get a pork loin but they were about $16 each (OUCH!) but pork chops were on sale--I got a bulk pack of chops for $8.16 that were originally over $16!!! YEA!

We did splurge on Saturday with the steaks so we could try out our new grill! We have been wanting a new grill for about 4 years (our old one had to be held up with a rock under one of the legs and is super tiny). Lowes was having a sale and we had a bit of extra money this month due to our tax refund. So now we have a beautiful new grill! 

Overall, our groceries came to $130 for this week, including the steaks, and a few extra special splurges such as Cheetos (boys' request), rice crispy treat ingredients, and mini chocolate chips to make my special Banana chocolate chip muffins.


Debbie said...

You could do Meng Menus. heh! Banana choc. chip muffins sound amazing!! good job on the deals!

Brittany said...

I like it! Meng Menus it is! :D

Cheryl Smith said...

Been so busy cleaning today (way behind because of something that happened last week but now can't remember what). Have to get on the ball for dinner soon.

Love the menus. I did mine two weeks at a time just to keep things simple. I find we don't always have the specific meal that night, but we do sometime during the week. I have routine and flexibility. But no groceries. Peter's the shopper but he went skiing on Saturday instead of to Sam's. Arghhh. :)

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