Saturday, October 9, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday - courtesy of  For more menu ideas, visit her website here.

This week, we spent $33 on lunches shopping on Sunday. We have a new budget and a new month to work on it. So here goes nothing!

Budget for the month of October is $225. This will include everything - household items, diapers, dog food ... can it be done?  This week's budget is $50. I put together a grocery list based on my menu plan:

Monday - Italian Beef, Rice, Veggies
Tuesday - Homemade sausage pizza
Wednesday - Chili mac & cornbread
Thursday - Chicken alfredo
Friday - Steak, potatoes, veggies

Here is my grocery list with approximate prices. This will be for breakfast, lunches, and dinners.  Keep in mind we have plenty of beef in the deep freeze - we get half a cow each year around Christmas so we need to eat it up anyway!

Grocery List
Milk (2) $5.00
Eggs (2) $2.00
Mozz Cheese $2.00
Butter $2.50
Margarine $3.00
Peaches $1.00
Apples $4.00
Fettucinne $1.00
Alfredo $3.00
Chicken $5.00
Sausage $2.00
Light Bulb $2.00
Sea Salt $2.00
Ketchup $3.00
BBQ $1.50
Cereal $3.00
1 lb lunchmeat $5.00
Bread (2) $3.00
Total $50.00

Also... please keep my family in your prayers. We are trying to sell our home to move closer to my work & cut down on my 45-minute each way commute.  The house has been on the market for four months now, we have a realtor bringing someone in on Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Great menu and LOVE the budget breakdown! I'd love for you to stop by What's Cooking Wednesday to share a recipe! Hope to see you tomorrow!