$60.00 A Week Grocery Budget Challenge

I've decided to combine the $60.00 a week posts into one.  This will provide our weekly meal plan, Sunday prep and total spent.  For those of you joining us for the first time, the $60.00 a week challenge incorporates ingredients we've grown or purchased in bulk that is stored in the pantry and freezer.

My grandmother sent us a huge fruit basket for Christmas so I'll be incorporating some of the fruit into salads and sides in addition to having it for snacks.

This week's meal plan:

Breakfast- Freezer Croissants
Lunch - Ham & Bean Soup {with leftover ham}
Dinner - Chicken and Dumplings

Breakfast- English Muffins with Peanut Butter and Jelly
Lunch - Ham & Bean Soup
Dinner - Shepard's Pie with Homemade Bread

Breakfast- Oatmeal with Slow-Cooker Applesauce
Lunch - Minestrone Soup
Dinner - Baked Chicken Quarter with Mac & Cheese and Spinach

Breakfast- English Muffins with Peanut Butter and Jelly
Lunch - Minestrone Soup
Dinner -  Beef Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes and Honey-Glazed Carrots

Breakfast- Blueberry Pancakes & Bacon
Lunch - Chicken Quesadillas with Salsa
Dinner - Baked Cod with Wild Rice and Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with candied pecans

Breakfast- Amish Oatmeal with a side of yogurt and applesauce
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Chicken Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato "Fries" and Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with candied pecans

Breakfast- Eggs over Homefries with Sausage
Lunch - French Bread Pizza
Dinner - Braised Beef Brisket with Mushroom Risotto and Baked Squash

Sunday Prep:

This week's food costs:

Farmer's Market: $5.50
 - Milk & Cream $5.50

Commissary: $11.91
- Romaine lettuce, Mesclun Mix, Blue Cheese, Red Onions

Fresh Market: ?
 - we'll be picking up a Beef Tenderloin this week on sale for $9.99/pound and Cod.  Not sure yet on the total cost

That's it!  We had everything else in the pantry or freezer.


gypsyelves said...

I love these posts. I do have a question regarding the dinners. You have some great meals planned and I wonder how you handle the leftovers? My husband and I, both around 60 now, find we eat less and less, and our meals make at least 2 and sometimes 3 nights. Sometimes I get a little tired of leftovers, ha! I can only put so much in the freezer though. Do you incorporate any leftovers in other meals?

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Great point Gypsyelves! My husband is NOT a fan of leftovers for dinner. Never has been and I believe he never will be. That being said, I do 2 things. 1. we eat leftovers for lunches. He is ok with that. 2. for meals where we either don't want leftovers or I don't believe he will eat them for lunch, I shrink the recipe down. For bits of leftovers, we have some very lucky Coop girls who are the recipients. Hope this helps!!

gypsyelves said...

Yes, thanks! I have to learn to make less. We do like leftovers but not for a lot of nights in a row. We don't have Coop girls unfortunately, so more research into recipes using these leftovers will have to be done! Happy New Year, Judy E