Meal plan for May 7th-May 13th
I’m taking it super easy with meals this week. I have a very big and very fun craft project that I’m going to be spending a ton of time on over the next few days, so I wanted limited prep and clean up meals.
Here is what we’re shoving in our food holes this week:
Monday:: Reubens with coleslaw instead of sauerkraut (barf), salad from the garden, and fruit. For the rye bread, I make no knead dutch oven bread and substitute 1 cup of normal flour for 1 cup of rye flour (I buy it in bulk and it’s like $.50 for that cup).
Tuesday:: Working late. Jack will eat at my aunt’s. Troy and I will have leftovers or eggs.
Wednesday:: Salmon cakes (we can’t get enough of these!), salad from the garden, and fruit.
Thursday:: Easy peasy frittata, and fruit.
Friday:: Popcorn and fruit.
Saturday:: Freezer soup, paninis, salad from the garden, and fruit.
Sunday:: Dinner at my parent’s!
This week I spent $36.66 on groceries. Someone asked me how do I keep my food bill so low, and I said “I don’t buy food – I buy ingredients”. Buying the basic building blocks of dishes makes life delicious and cheap!
I forgot to take a picture, but I bought:
- 4 bottles of water. Bottled water you say? I know, I know! But my “new” car has less trunk space for my emergency kit, so I’ve ditched the gallon of water, and bought 4 quarts that I’ll stash with the spare tire.
- Jack’s coconut milk (coupon here)
- Organic carrots
- Pretzels. I’m making these for Troy to take to training tomorrow
- Swiss cheese for the reubens
- Pastrami for the reubens
- Dried chives (in bulk. Huge bag (1.5 cups maybe) for only $1.50)
- Garlic salt (also in bulk for $.52)
- Shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix minus the sauce) for the reubens
- Gorgonzola crumbles for salads
- Organic bananas for smoothies and snacks
- Organic cucumber
- 1 organic basic yogurt because once again my yogurt starter for homemade went wonky on me
- 1 Wallaby yogurt for Jack as a treat
- Rye flour
- 1 organic russet for the frittata
- 6 organic kiwi
- And 3 big heads of garlic
In other awesome news, I filled up my “new” car today for $29.40!!! We did a TON of driving for two big events this week – easily an extra 100+ miles) and I still had 1/4th of a tank left. My dash gauge said I got 41.9 mpg, but when I manually did the math, it was 43.9 mpg. In my old car, I would have easily had to fill up twice this week.