Our Menus: The Last 10 Days

Meatloaf and cheesy hash brown potatoes

We ended up spending $529 for the month on groceries– not as fabulous as the $400 I hoped, but a solid $200+ less than average, so I’ll still call that a success.  I also ended the month with a good bit of meat in the freezer due to stocking up on sales this month, so that will be helpful going forward.  I really would like to keep our budget more in the $600 range if I can, instead of edging up toward $800 like it is so easy to do. We are feeding 8-9 people most meals, with more on weekends, but I still think I can do it, and I know our budget would appreciate it!

Here’s what we ate for the end part of the month.  Nothing too thrilling, but no one was hungry!  🙂  I think this menu will show you how often I cook a bit extra, to save myself cooking time on a different day.  Fortunately my people eat leftovers reasonably well.

Wednesday, Jan 22

  • Breakfast:  Eggs, toast and oranges
  • Lunch: Grilled cheese
  • Dinner:  Creamy potato soup, hot dogs

Thursday, January 23

Fri, January 24

Sat, January 25

  • Breakfast: Pancakes
  • Lunch: leftovers
  • Dinner: Meatloaf and potatoes

Sun, January 26

  • Breakfast: Cold cereal
  • Lunch: Church potluck (we brought cheesy hashbrown potatoes)
  • Dinner: Chicken enchiladas (leftover)

Mon, January 27

  • Breakfast:  Eggs and toast
  • Lunch: Tuna Sandwiches
  • Dinner: Spaghetti

Tues, January 28

  • Breakfast:  Eggs and toast
  • Lunch: Spaghetti
  • Dinner:  Taco John’s  ($16)

Wed, January 29

  • Breakfast:  Eggs and toast
  • Lunch:Split peas with bacon over rice, cookies
  • Dinner:  Beef stroganoff, green beans

Thurs, January 30

  • Breakfast: Eggs and toast, potatoes
  • Lunch: Leftovers
  • Dinner: Stromboli, with picnic cake for dessert

Fri, January 31

  • Breakfast: Eggs, sausage and potatoes
  • Lunch: Cheesy potato cauliflower soup
  • Dinner:  Pizza, eggplant lasagna (for the brave)

 

And just for random extra fun, here’s a video of Julianna, 9, singing her new favorite song. 🙂

~From Frozen from Mary Ostyn on Vimeo.