Thursday, February 17, 2011

Grocery Thursday Part I...

...okay, so I'm trying to eat better, save money, blah blah blah-you all know what I'm talking about. SO I took some time and made out 4 weeks worth of meal plans, that's 28 dinners and I tried not to repeat. It was REALLY, REALLY HARD!!! But I did it! I tried to have each protein only once a week, a few weeks I had to double. I'm going to post my weekly meal plans every Thursday along with how much I spent on groceries. So here we go, Week 1 Dinner Meal Plan:

Monday-Chicken w/ Italian Dressing & Green beans
Tuesday-Eggs, Sausage & Hashbrowns
Wednesday-Easy Roasted Pork
Thursday-Fish & Corn
Friday-Deer burger muffin cups
Saturday-Bacon & yogurt Baked potato
Sunday-Homemade pizza

Along with each of these meal plans, I also made a grocery list. Literally all I have to do is print this off each week, check off what we have from home, add anything we need for breakfast/lunch and go to the store. This first week, I only spent $25.31 at the grocery store because 1. We didn't eat at home Wednesday or Sunday and 2. I had stock piled on green beans and corn.

I bought Gorton's Herb and Butter filets (only 90 calories each) and ugh...won't be eating that again. I'm not a huge fish person so it might take a couple trial and error to find something I really like. So Thursday night was the only night I was really hungry because I let Matt finish off my fish for me.

We plan to rotate these 4 weeks for about 2-3 months then trade out some meals that we don't like, it's getting old or its not the season (umm...chili really isn't something we want to eat in July). Share some of your favorite meals so I can mix-up my meal plan!!!


Teenage Bride said...

wow you are seriously impressive!

Mrs. Fabulous said...

Thats soo cool! I need to get to meal planning too! I'll look to you for guidance! A good fish I serve at home is Tilapia. I buy a bag from Aldis and the filets are individually wrapped. I drizzle them with a tiny bit of olive oil and put spices and a little spoon of bread crumbs on top. Bake for 10 min or so. Its a great mild fish that doesnt taste "fishy". Trey will eat it and that is saying a lot!!

Adie said...

Great plan! Look forward to seeing this each week!

Stephany said...

Ugh! I so need to get better at meal-planning. I'm awful at it so I'm usually at the store every other day which is no bueno for the wallet!

The recipe I was thinking of was turkey chili. I could eat chili 12 months out of the year! ;) I love it!

Christy said...

This is a great idea, one I often think of doing but never do. Maybe I'll try again... Can't wait to hear how it works for y'all!

Krystie said...

I love Sunday. It's when we meal plan, cut coupons, go grocery shopping and come home to prepare, wash, and clean out our fridge.

I need to post some of our meal plans!

Yours sounds delicious ( well, other then the gortons fish, yuck!)