Sunday, October 25, 2009
Menu Plan for the Week of 10/25/09
I am working on batch cooking this week. Tonight I made about 100 meatballs for the freezer and about 12 jars of strawberry jam. I hope to make a big batch of waffles, muffins, cabbage soup, and yogurt throughout the rest of the week. I am already tired just thinking about it . . . .
Here is my menu plan for the week:
Sunday: Swedish meatballs with broccoli and noodles
Monday: Stuffed shells, salad
Tuesday: Crunchy Ranch Chicken, brown rice, and broccoli
Wednesday: Roast Beef, oven fries, parmesan green beans
Thursday: Hoagies (from school fundraiser), vegetable tray with dip
Friday: Crock Pasta E Fagioli soup and Pizza (from school fundraiser)
Saturday: Halloween Menu:
Mini Mummy Dogs
Baked Sweet Potato Witches
Brussel Sprout Brains
As always, I am trying to cut down my weekly grocery bill. Even though we are a family of six, we try to eat as organically and locally as possible. I realize that this does increase my weekly bill but it is definitely worth the investment in my family's health. Nevertheless, I am sure there are ways to cut back.
I cook from scratch where I can, I plan my menus and strictly shop from my list, I shop at Costco for those things that I truly use in bulk, I cook from "frugal" cookbooks, I batch cook and freeze when items are on sale, I try to incorporate at least two meatless meals a week, etc. I use coupons when I can, but it is very hard to find coupons for most things I buy. And unfortunately, farmer's markets and CSAs are done for the year in my neck of the woods :(
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to further cut my grocery bill? My wallet is begging you for help!
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