Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekly Menu

I'm trying to be more frugal than usual this week in order to make sure I have enough cash left in the grocery budget at the end of the month to get our grass-fed beef order.  So, I am attempting to stay under $100 this week when I go grocery shopping.  Will probably stick to Aldi and Costco today.  It's going to be a busy week.  The method of dinner-planning this week (and what I tend to use when I am uninspired) is chicken twice, beef twice, fish once, and cheap/use-it-up twice.  Here's what I came up with:

We need some pre-made ones this week, so I am going with some pumpkin muffins again (no chocolate and perhaps applesauce instead of maple syrup?).  Plus another option of sausage and sweet potato hash (I should take a pic and post some directions for this.  It is so yummy and easy.  And bonus: cheap!!)  And eggs and coconut milk smoothies are always around, too, of course.  I stopped by the Asian market last week and got some of this coconut milk with bpa-free packaging, as recommended.

adults - paleo sub roll-ups, carrots and guacamole, fruit
children - nitrate-free hot dogs, veggie chips, raisin/banana chip mix, unsweetened applesauce
(not the most additive-free or low-salt lunches, but it is not every week...)

Paleo Homemade Date Ball Fudge Crack Larabar Babies :)

roast chicken, squash or sweet potatoes, green beans x2
meatloaf, peas x2 (I love this for some reason.)
homemade salmon burgers (need to formalize this recipe, too), sweet potatoes
bean-less chili (using homemade chicken stock and ground turkey) x2

I notice several items include sweet potatoes, but we will try to space them out so we don't have them all at once!  What's on your menu this week?

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