$60.00 A Week Grocery Budget Challenge + Weekly Meal Plan - Week of December 19, 2016


Since we've been sick for just about 2 full months I've not been so good about posting in this series.  Let's just say there was a lot of soups and stews for a few weeks and very little shopping.  The good news is that the household is back up and running and we're back to favorites and new recipes!

I scored an amazing deal on a prime rib.  It was marked at $29.99 and then had a coupon for $10.00 off!  We usually cook one on Christmas Eve so this was a perfect find.  And the turkey for Sunday we bought right after Thanksgiving at 49 cents per pound costing a whopping $6.37.  We will have plenty leftover for soup and casseroles next week!

Weekly Meal Plan

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt & Granola
Lunch - Ham, Bean & Kale Soup
Dinner - Pan Fried Pork Chops with Creamy Dijon Sauce, Baked Sweet Potato Slices and Brussel Sprouts Gratin

Tuesday
Breakfast - Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Lunch - Out to Lunch (using a gift card)
Dinner - Chicken Scampi over Pasta and with Steamed Broccoli

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt & Granola
Lunch - Out to lunch (work event)
Dinner - Garlic & Herb Marinated Steak Tips with Sautéed Peppers covered in Cheese, and Mashed Potatoes

Thursday
Breakfast - Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Lunch - Out to Lunch
Dinner - Chicken Piccata with Rice and Roasted Butternut Squash drizzled with Maple Syrup

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt & Granola
Lunch - Chicken & Noodle Soup
Dinner - Seafood Gratin and Squash Tart (photo above)

Saturday
Breakfast - Waffles & Bacon
Lunch - Chicken Tortilla Soup
Dinner - Slow-Roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Carrots

Sunday
Breakfast - French Toast & Sausage
Lunch - Chicken Quesadilla
Dinner - Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberry Relish, and Creamed Spinach

Sunday Meal Prep:

Weekly Food Cost:

Commissary - $32.14
Frozen Spinach, Ground Oats, Cilantro, Lemons, Oranges, Cranberries, Yogurt, French Bread, Frozen Turkey, Tortilla Chips, Butter, Cranberry Juice

Price Chopper - $19.99
Prime Rib Roast

Farmer's Market - $16.00
Potatoes, Carrots, Kale, Cream, Milk, Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Total Weekly Food Cost = $68.13

2 comments:

christine reynolds said...

You mentioned commissary....are you former military? My husband is in! We go food shopping at the commissary all the time!
Your meals plans look great. :)
Christine

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Christine - yes, my husband is retired Cost Guard. Thanks so much and thank you to your husband (and the entire family) for his service!! :)