Meal Planning

I know, I know- it’s been FOVEREVER since I’ve posted anything about our meals. There seemed to be too many other things to write about, but we all know that’s an excuse. Recently, I’ve been mentally making a list that I go off, but it is WAY easier to blog about it and check it off as each evening arrives.

I just left a friend’s house who wants to, like everyone else, cut the costs at the grocery check -out line. She is like most people and has $200 for 2 weeks. I can save her a $100 for sure. It’s hard though because most of it is pre-planning and making things from scratch and freezing it. And if you’re not used to it, it could seem tedious. Bu, trust me- it’s way worth it when you spend a hundred bucks for 2 weeks for 2 1/2 people. And many of you might be wondering what the heck do we eat?! We eat healthy actually and get organic fruits and vegetables delivered TO OUR HOUSE once every two weeks. Check them out here. That gives me roughly $60 for dry groceries, including meat too. Interested? Comment and let me know who you are- I’ve done meal consulting to many a frantic wife/mother.

Here is my list for the up coming 2 weeks. I stretched our meals an extra week so I get to go grocery shopping twice in 2 weeks! I’m almost giddy! 🙂 (my life is sad I know, but I already know it. Probably no hope too)

Monday: Crepes ( w/blackberry syrup)/Sausages/Fruit Salad

Tuesday: Meatloaf/ Green Salad/ Fruit Kabobs

Wednesday: Tamale Pie/ Cucumber/Tomato/Onion Salad/ Homemade Ice cream Sandwiches

Thursday: Grilled Cheese/Tomato Soup/Milkshakes!

Friday: Left Over Night- Woohoo for me!

Saturday: Taco Night/ Cold Bean Salad/ Iced Sun Tea

Sunday: Chicken Casserole- small group potluck

Monday: Chx Bean Tostadas/Cold Red Rice and Onions and Cilantro

Tuesday: Homemade Pepperoni Pizza/ Garlic Bread sticks/Banana Splits

Wednesday: Cold Chicken Lentil soup/Green Salad/ Crunchy French bread ( bread bowls)

Thursday: Hot open faced sandwiches/Homemade soup/Grilled Peaches w/ Whipped Cream

Friday: Out of town

Saturday: Visiting Seattle

Sunday: Visiting Trav’s parents

Monday: Enchiladas/ Green Salad/Sparkling Pink Lemonade w/ Cranberries

About Alexis

Thanks for visiting! I'm a happy mom and wife who loves the smell of books, traveling and food. I like dreaming about alter egos, snuggling with Emma and going on dates with hubby,Travis. Pretty much anything creative I'm into. I hope you enjoy my rants and raves and come back soon. Oh, and I love comments so please feel free to let me know what you think!
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2 Responses to Meal Planning

  1. Donna says:

    Alexis, I am SO impressed by how cheaply you can feed a family for a week. And the menu looks delicious and healthy. Wish -we- were eating those meals. Thanks for inspiring us all!

    Love,

    Aunt Donna

  2. Jerusha says:

    We are totally the same.
    I am a meal planner for sure. I just wish we had a deep freezer. It would make things so much easier.

    We have a food budget of $65.00 a week…. and we eat very well. It takes time, planning, and willingness to make things from scratch.

    GO US!!