Monday, January 9, 2012

$75 a week groceries for 9 people?

***I've been struggling this past week with the sadness of the loss of my Dad and trying to keep up with things at home.  As much as I wanted to be able to keep up this series this month this is something I don't HAVE to do, so it needs to go.  I need to focus on my family and get through this grief.***

Last week did not go quite according to plan.  I was having a rough day on the last day of our Christmas break, and my sweet husband took us all out for lunch totally blowing the food budget.  It was a blessing though to get out of the house, have a good time and let him bless me in this way.  This week should be better though as far as the budget goes.

Knowing that I'd be tired and just off I had done the shopping for this week the week before when I could go on my own since my wonderful husband was home and happy to hold down the fort!  I only spent $52 at the commissary for two weeks of food, since much of our food would just be coming from the pantry and freezer.  Milk will need to be picked up at some point though.

Here is the menu for this week
Baked Oatmeal 3 days
Dutch baby pancakes on Friday
Pancakes on Saturday and for a Birthday breakfast!
Coffee Cake and sausage eggs on Sunday

Nachos x 2
Homemade bread
Leftover soup
Chuck E. Cheese (Just our family for a birthday.  We don't usually do this, but it has been on this child's wish list all year long!)
Biscuits and gravy (Saturday)
Cheese, crackers, salami, apples (Sunday)

Whole chicken in crockpot with potatoes, onion, carrots
Baked beans (with ground beef) biscuits, salad
sweet potato soup, bread, salad
tacos (made with rice, pinto beans, lentils) cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce will be available
Chicken garlic sausage, salad... Not quite sure what else, this is a birthday dinner and the birthday child has not finished putting in the requests!
Left overs
Homemade Pizza and maybe homemade carmel corn (for family movie/game night!)

1 comment:

  1. You have been in my thoughts and prayers my friend. I wish I could give you a hug and sit and talk a while. Will you be coming to CA soon?

    I'd love your baked oatmeal recipe, by the way.

    Love you!