Our weekly menus run from Monday through Sunday.
Week 1 Grocery Notes: If you'll note in the picture, I purchased 30 pounds of pork in various cuts from Food Lion for $29. The Welches juices were completely free due to coupons I received from posts shared in the freebies forums. The vegetables were purchased at our local store for under $6 total. (Please note that there are 2 packages of dole salad mix that got cut off from the photo). Total cost for the groceries pictured here $38.62, (including tax).
Obviously we aren't going to eat all of that pork in a week, it will most likely be spread out throughout the entire month. The 1/2 gallon of milk isn't going to last the entire week with 2 teenage boys to feed, but we already had a gallon on hand before this shopping trip. The additional $11.38 was spent on weekly loss leaders.
January 3rd - 9th -
- Breakfast: Biscuits, (split, Toasted and buttered with homemade Jam), homemade applesauce*
- Lunch: Salad with sliced hardboiled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese
- Dinner: Apple Roasted Pork, applesauce*, squash*, baked potatoes with sour cream/chives
- Breakfast: French Toast, maple syrup (dh cooked a bunch of extra FT to toss into the freezer. That way the kids can simply pop them
- Lunch: grilled cheese & Tomato Soup
- Dinner: Chinese Pork Chop Suey, Jasmine Rice (made using leftover pork)
- Breakfast: cold cereal or oatmeal
- Lunch: Salad or PB & J
- Dinner: Pork Enchilada Casserole (using leftover pork)
- Breakfast: poached eggs on toast
- Lunch: Poor Boy (grilled cheese with tomato slices)
- Dinner: Spinach Quiche w/ Hash Brown Potatoes
- Breakfast: Omelets & Toast
- Lunch: (leftover) Crab Newburg over fresh biscuits
- Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie & Cranberry Sauce
- Breakfast: Just Middles (Cinnamon Rolls the easy way)
- Lunch: Big Whip
- Dinner: Pizza Pasta, garlic bread and side salad
- homemade Potato Chips
- Microwave Popcorn
- granola bars
- Apples (Sliced w/ peanut butter or Apple Dip)
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Beef Jerky
- Hard boiled eggs (I usually keep a dozen or so on hand for fast, easy snacking)
- Welches Grape Juice (I had 3 free bottles!)
- Apple Juice
- Iced Tea or herbal teas
A few things I'd like to share:
I raise chickens & therefore have more eggs than you could shake a stick at! The chickens are free range (most of the time) and eat whatever they can find, plus all of our fruit, veggie, grain/bread table scraps. In addition to providing us with 3-4 dozen fresh eggs per Week, they also provide an excellent fertilizer for the lawn/garden, as well as pest control.
If you have the opportunity, it is well worth getting 3-4 hens to provide nearly free eggs.
*Several of the vegetables listed were purchased (or homegrown) when they were in season, vacuum sealed and frozen. We do our best to purchase fruits & vegetables in season and either can, freeze or dehydrate them for later consumption.