Saturday, January 15, 2011

Meal Plan, 1/15-1/21

I just got back from a fun trip to Walgreens, CVS, and (of course) Publix. I'll get my stash posted later, but I wanted to get my meal plan for the week set before I forgot. This past week went pretty well. We ate one dinner at Sam's Club, a VERY cheap, abundant (if a little short on quality) meal. I think we spent around $10. Then last night we went to Sonny's. I regret it. Don't get me wrong; the food was as good as always. Our server was very nice, even though I think she brought me regular Coke instead of Diet. But it cost $40. $40!!! That's enough to feed the family for two weeks if I'm really careful. Anyway, we like to eat out and are not likely to stop completely. But if we do it more often than we are now, we're toast! So, here's how I HOPE this week plays out:

Saturday, 1/15 -- Crockpot chili and rice (cheese and sour cream)
(already in the crockpot getting yummy)

Sunday, 1/16 -- lunch: frozen pizza; dinner: pot roast, mashed potatoes, veggies

Monday, 1/17 -- lunch: soup/canned ravioli; dinner: country fried steak, rice or potatoes, veggies

Tuesday, 1/eighteen -- hamburger helper

Wednesday, 1/19 -- stirfry steak and rice

Thursday, 1/20 -- taco rice

Friday, 1/21 -- salsa chicken, rice

These meals average at around $5 for the family.

1 comment:

  1. I totally understand the eating out thing. We typically eat out nearly everyday. Of course, with lunch meals provided, if I can convince my husband to eat on campus, we could save even more! We are working on it. As the 30 day no eating out challenge goes: challenge yourself to eat out less. I am sure for someone who eats out once a week, going a whole 30 days would not be THAT MUCH of a challenge even though it is a slight challenge. The question is: are you doing better than you were doing before? I compared my January visa statement to last year's Jan. visa statement: MAJOR DIFFERENCE! Just remember to compare yourself with yourself! Good luck this week!