$60.00 A Week Grocery Budget Challenge + Weekly Meal Plan - Week of September 26, 2016



BBQ Beer Can Chicken
It's officially soup season!  This will now be the primary lunch for us for the next few months.  Although the grill doesn't get officially put to bed until later in Fall, it will be used less and less.

Brussels sprouts gratin is on the meal plan for this week.  I'm excited about it.  J is not.  I think he'll like it though.  I'm trying a recipe out of Shaye Elliott's{from the Elliott Homestead} newest cookbook found here.  We splurged a bit this week with the addition of both Pak Dong {Thai pickled cabbage} and cashews to the grocery list.  I now have J hooked on Pak Dong - he originally hated it.  It's a mouthful of flavor!!  Sweet, spicy and tangy...all in one bite!  It takes time, but I can usually get him on my side......


Weekly Meal Plan

Monday
Breakfast - Overnight Apple Porridge
Lunch - Leftover Sausage & Tortellini soup
Dinner - French Dip Sandwiches (leftover pot roast) with Homemade Ciabatta Rolls and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt & Pumpkin Spice Granola
Lunch - Italian Wedding Soup
Dinner - Chicken Scampi over Pasta and Steamed Green Beans

Wednesday
Breakfast - Overnight Apple Porridge
Lunch - Kale & Sausage Soup
Dinner - Pan Fried Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze, Roasted Potatoes and Succotash

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt & Pumpkin Spice Granola
Lunch - Italian Wedding Soup
Dinner - Spaghetti Pie with Slow-Cooker No Knead Bread and Salad

Friday
Breakfast - Overnight Apple Porridge
Lunch - Kale & Sausage Soup
Dinner - Bourbon Chicken Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Honey Glazed Carrots

Saturday
Breakfast - Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Lunch - Kale & Sausage Soup
Dinner - Burgers & Oven Fries with Salad

Sunday
Breakfast - Amish Oatmeal
Lunch - Italian Wedding Soup
Dinner - BBQ Beer Can Chicken, Hashbrown Casserole and Roasted Winter Squash

Sunday Meal Prep:
  • Make Overnight Porridge & Yogurt
  • Make Granola
  • Make 2 soups
  • Make bread dough {stores in refrigerator}

Weekly Food Cost:

Fresh Market: $31.76
  • Italian sausage, onions, pot roast, cashews

Commissary: $28.41
  • Ricotta Cheese, frozen hashbrowns, rolled oats, tortellini, pasta, celery, mozzarella, sandwich bread, cheddar cheese
Farmer's Market: $26.00
  • apples, apple cider, pak dong {Thai pickled cabbage}, carrots, brussels sprouts, milk, cream

Week's Total - $86.17

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