Real Food on Budget
Week of August 13, 2018.

Monday, August 13, 2018 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

I am back!!!

I have taken a hiatus for a few months while I recovered from Caregiver Burnout from caring for my daughter and her medical needs for the last 8 years. I am human and I can not do everything and take on everything and everyones needs 24/7. I have started to say NO to things that I really don't want to do and enjoy my time with my family. 

Even though I have been on a hiatus I have continued to stay on budget with our food purchases and menu planning. I really find that for me it takes the stress out of my life by knowing what we are going to be eating for our meals every night.

$75 for a family a week

Meals this week:

Chicken, Fried Rice
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Bread
Shepherd's Pie
Enchiladas, Spanish Rice
HM Panzerotti & Sauce
Grilled Chicken, Vegetables
HM Burgers, Salads


Our lunches usually consist of dinner leftovers. 
- Salad
- Soup
- Egg Salad


- Fresh Fruit (Oranges, Strawberries & Apples)
- Toast
- Bagels
- Oatmeal


- Brownies
- Cookies

$ 5.97   Bread (3 loaves)
   2.97   Sour Cream
   6.00   Frozen Vegetables (3 bags)
   1.97   Celery

Leftover for next week - $58.09

Items on hand:

- Onions
- Potatoes
- Carrots
- Frozen Vegetables
- Rice
- Chicken Breast
- Turkey Meatballs (Frozen)
- Ground Chicken
- Chicken Thighs
- Ground Turkey
- Chicken Legs
- Pork Chops
- Pasta Sauce
- Pasta (Various)
- Bread
- Wraps
- Pears
- Apples
- Grapes
- Oranges
- Cheese
- Creamed 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 try to keep your staple items always on hand and stocked up?