$60.00 A Week Grocery Budget Challenge + Weekly Meal Plan - Week of October 10, 2016




Pumpkin yeast bread
We roasted our pie pumpkins this weekend which means pumpkin officially goes on the menu for the next few weeks!  In addition to adding it to baked goods, we like to eat it as a side, just like butternut or acorn squash.  We find that it actually has more flavor.  When I roast the squash and pack the puree for freezing, I usually mix it with the pumpkin puree making it a tasty combination.

Also on the menu this week is creamed Brussels sprouts.  I FINALLY found a dish that J loves using Brussels sprouts.  He enjoyed them so much he actually requested them this week.  This just goes to prove that cream makes everything better......

All meat comes from the stockpile.  We added burger and beef short ribs to the stockpile so we are now officially set for meat for fall, winter and likely most of spring.

Weekly Meal Plan

Monday
Breakfast: Freezer Blueberry Scones
Lunch: Minestrone Soup with Pesto
Dinner: Baked Cod with Dill Cream Sauce, Homefries and Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday
Breakfast: English Muffin Bread with Almond Butter & Jam
Lunch: Sandwich
Dinner: One Pot Meal - Chicken, Rice and Broccoli

Wednesday
Breakfast: Freezer Blueberry Scones
Lunch: Minestrone Soup with Pesto
Dinner: Bean & Beef Burritos, Mexican Rice and Roasted Corn

Thursday
Breakfast: English Muffin Bread with Almond Butter & Jam
Lunch: Sandwich
Dinner: Baked Pork Chops with Stuffing and Sautéed Spinach

Friday
Breakfast: Freezer Blueberry Scones
Lunch: Minestrone Soup with Pesto
Dinner: Chicken & Tortellini with Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Southern-Style Green Beans

Saturday
Breakfast: {Perfect every time} Eggs Benedict
Lunch:  Italian Wedding Soup
Dinner: Chili Con Carne with Rice and Cornbread Muffins

Sunday
Breakfast: Amish Oatmeal
Lunch: Italian Wedding Soup
Dinner: Herb-Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Southern-Style Greens and Pumpkin Yeast Bread

Sunday Meal Prep:
  • Put Minestrone Soup ingredients in the slow-cooker to allow to cook while we're at the market.
  • Make English Muffin Bread 
Weekly Food Cost:
Hannaford: $19.78
Sandwich bread, mushrooms, yogurt (to have on hand for snacks), ice cream (evening snacks), Canadian bacon

Farmer's Market: $ 36.00
burger (for stocking up) & short ribs, cream, broccoli, cantaloupe, spinach, Brussels sprouts
Total Weekly Cost: $55.78

2 comments:

Emma B said...

How many people are you feeding on this budget?

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Emma - it is just the 2 of us.