This is week 2 of my 2-week menu plan, and I am happy to report that I like this new schedule. The plan was to grocery shop for 2 weeks, using "fresh" ingredients for week 1, then resort to home-preserved foods for the following week.
I got my inspiration from Scrooge McDuck. See, Scrooge McDuck likes to hold on to his hard-earned cash. I can relate. He is also a little cranky at times, which is another thing we have in common.
Besides detesting my weekly visits to the grocery store, I find that sometimes I end up with more in my cart than items on my list! I'm not sure if "stuff" just falls off the shelves and my cart is just in the right place at the wrong time, or if some lunatic mystery shopper is just passing by and dropping things in.
I'll be keeping a closer watch in the future.
Our average weekly grocery bill runs about $140. This includes our 2 gallons of raw milk that we pick up every Wednesday. So, for 2 weeks worth of groceries, I budgeted $280.
Actual money spent at a whole foods type store...$118.00. Add in an additional $44 for 4 gallons of raw milk and the grand total was a whopping $162.00.
FOR 2 WEEKS!!!!!
Thank you Scrooge McDuck. I kept some money in my pocket and managed to keep a smile on my face!
Here's what's cookin' this week...
Cranberry Orange Scones (I substituted whole wheat flour for the white)
Navy Bean soup, fruit salad (from canned/frozen fruits)
Salmon Patties (will post this week!), Roasted potatoes, Swiss chard (must've fallen into the cart!)
Scrambled eggs, Deer sausage
Mexican Frittata, leftover cornbread
Peanut Butter Muffins (new), Fruit Smoothies
Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Soaked brown rice, baked Acorn squash
Jamaican Style Beans & Rice (new)
Elk Stew, European Peasant Bread (I killed my sourdough starter...again.)
This post is linked to Organizing Junkie's Menu Monday.