Thursday, March 30, 2006

An evening Entry.

So went to the store today. There was a long thread on another board I am on about food budgets and making menus and whatnot. So today was store day. I spent a couple hours putting together my menu for 2 weeks (turns out I did so great at the store I expanded it to 3 weeks when I got home). I bought 95% of everything at the store, so it isn't like I had lots on hand. Actually I have only gone to the store twice in the last 2 months so I was almost out of a lot of bulk stuff. I really need to find a good co-op here in CA so I can buy 6-12 months of bulk stuff at a time. Anyways.. so I spent $270. This included, things like 25+lbs of apples, 15 lbs oranges, LOTS of bananas, veggies, salad stuff, 25 lbs wheat for bread and pancakes, etc. the stuff to make 20 gallons of laundry soap, toilet paper, coffee, all the meat, well EVERYTHING needed to make all those meals on the menu, special things like lots of yogurt for Clay, things to make TONS of cookies and a huge cake, salami, cheese, sour cream, etc. Not just bare bones type food. So all I need is one more week's worth of stuff ( and I will probably try and stretch the food to last through that week lol) So in the end, with diapers, etc. my whole month is probably $320. Yay!! That rocks! We will get our debts paid off in no time! Well.. if Clay will sit and work out the budget with me :)

Menu - March 30th-April 12th

Thursday
Breakfast -
Lunch -
Dinner - Frescetta Sauce Stuffed Crust Pizza (2 for $5!!)
Friday
Breakfast - oatmeal
Lunch - Fried Rice/leftover chicken
Dinner - Chinese Chicken Salad
Saturday
Breakfast - Eggs and Toast
Lunch - Leftover Chicken Salad
Dinner - potato pancakes with eggs
Sunday
Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - leftover pancakes and eggs
Dinner - Split pea soup with biscuits
Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - Leftover pea soup
Dinner - homemade ww pizza
Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal cakes
Lunch - leftover pizza and soup
Dinner -falafels with hummus
Wednesday
Breakfast - Scrambled eggs
Lunch - leftover falafels and hummus
Dinner - black bean burritos
Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - whatever leftovers we have from all dinners
Dinner - Corncakes with black beans
Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal Cakes
Lunch - leftover beans and corncakes
Dinner - quiche with bacon
Saturday
Breakfast - Eggs and Toast
Lunch - quiche or whatnot
Dinner - roasted chicken breasts with veggies
Sunday
Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - baked potatoes
Dinner - Wildcard
Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - rice
Dinner - Pasta with meat sauce
Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal Cakes
Lunch - leftover pasta
Dinner - Lentils and bread
Wednesday - store day
Breakfast - egg burritos
Lunch - fun lunch out!
Dinner - cornbeef and cabbage
Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - whatever leftovers we have from all dinners
Dinner - Passover Meal!!!***!!!
Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal Cakes
Lunch - beans and butter
Dinner - taco pasta
Saturday
Breakfast - Eggs and Toast
Lunch - Taco Pasta
Dinner - Chili and Cornbread
Sunday
Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - Chili and Cornbread
Dinner - Meat and Potatoes
Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - Baked Potatoes
Dinner - WW Calzones
Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal Cakes
Lunch - Calzones or potatoes
Dinner - Pasta and red wine sauce
Wednesday - store day
Breakfast - egg burritos
Lunch - fun lunch out!
Dinner - Pizza

Man! Look at some of these FAB layouts from my new CT members!!!!!!!
















I am the luckiest designer out there right now!! Okay off to put away some groceries for now then will blog more later :):)

6 Comments:

Blogger Heidi D. said...

Wow! You're right, you are lucky! Those are all amazing layouts. I'm lucky to get to see them all! :)

9:36 PM  
Blogger Sinead said...

great layouts from your team! You picked an awesome bunch!

9:37 PM  
Blogger scrappylove said...

you're right those are amazing layouts!

10:23 PM  
Blogger GretGrrl said...

OK -- love those layouts. But I'm WAY more curious about your food shopping. (Does that make me pathetic?)

But how do you do it? I'm constantly trying to get our food budget more under control - and I constantly fail. One, I love to cook, so I probably buy more special ingredients than I really should. But how do you do it? Do you plan a whole month at once? Do you really stick to your plan? How do you keep so much fresh fruit from getting nasty before you eat it? I'd love to know --

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Gina said...

Oh yay! Look at how nice all of the LOs look all lined up like that. :) Off to work on a new one right now! Have a GREAT weekend Kim (I'll e-mail you a link tomorrow!)

8:04 PM  
Blogger Lu said...

the CT is slammin'!! I am loving seeing the work of the other ladies.

11:41 AM  

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