Menu Planning on $75
Week of January 8, 2018.

Monday, January 08, 2018 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

I am still sticking with making two meatless meals minimum a week. Every week I try to get some input from my family on meals that they are craving and wanting me to make. I just can't make the same thing week after week. I like to have more variety in my meals.

I try to plan my meals around my daily schedule so easier to prepare meals are made on days that I am busy. Meals that take a little more time to prepare are made on days where I am staying home. Do you plan your meals around your schedule? 

I also plan my meals around what is on sale the previous week. I have a small house which offers very limited space for food storage. My husband did build me some shelves in the cold storage room and I am able to put some extra food on those shelves so I can cash in on the sales week after week.  

Meals this week:

Instant Pot Garden Vegetable Soup served in Bread Bowls
Instant Pot Crustless Turkey Pot Pie with buns
Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Salad
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, Steamed Broccoli
Instant Pot Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad


Our lunches usually consist of dinner leftovers. 
If we do not have leftovers we usually opt for a salad which we always have on hand to make. 


- Breakfast Burritos
- Quinoa
- Oatmeal


- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Banana Bread
- Oranges
- Apples
- Grapes
- Granola Bars
- Cheese and Crackers

$11.28   Ground Chicken x 6 ($1.88/lb)
   9.57      White Rice 8kg
   3.76      Wonder Bread x 2 ($1.88ea)
   4.27      4L 2% Milk
   2.87      1/2 & 1/2 1L
   6.66      Frozen Pizza x 2 ($3.33ea)
   5.88      Kraft Dinner 12pkgs
   1.88      Strawberries lb
   1.97      Frozen Peas 750g
   1.97      Frozen Peas & Carrots 750g
   4.00      Frozen Onions, Peppers, Carrots & Celery 750g x2 ($2.00ea)
   1.00      Head of Lettuce
   2.99      Green Tea Bags
   4.99      Reese Peanut Butter Spread
   2.00      Campbell's Soup - Tomato x 2, Vegetable x 2 (0.50ea)
$65.09 - Total Spent


$ 9.91 - Leftover from week of January 8th 
 65.43 - Leftover from week of January 1st
$75.34 - Total to Carry Forward 

Items on hand:

- Onions
- Potatoes
- Carrots
- Broccoli
- Rice
- Chicken Breast
- Chicken Meatballs (Frozen)
- Ground Chicken
- Chicken Legs
- Turkey (frozen leftovers from Christmas)
- Pasta (Various)
- Bread
- Wraps
- Grapes
- Cheese
- Quinoa

If you are looking for more menu inspiration be sure to check out Orgjunkie, she hosts a weekly menu plan Monday link up.   


Do you have a budget for your weekly groceries?