Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"Eat from the Pantry" Challenge: SHOPPING DAY

We shop as a family. Yes.. all 5 of us go. It hasn't always been that way but right now it is a matter of necessity. I used to shop with the three children on my own and shop for an entire month and then do three weekly trips for milk, bread and produce. So this is "light duty" if you will to have Brandon go with me. In order to make it where Brandon could accompany me I had to make our list for 10 days.

So we packed up, grabbed our envelope and list and headed out.

I think we did GREAT!

We spent $ 44.69.

Remaining January Grocery Budget: $255.31
Remaining Shopping Trips in January: 3


F 1 Collards, Sausage, Rice, Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread, served with Pepper Vinegar
S 2 Pasta Fagoili
S 3 Leftovers
M 4 Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans
T 5 15 bean soup (use frozen ham bone)
W 6 Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan served with a Garden Salad
T 7 Shake and Bake pork chops, yellow rice, broccoli, sofrito beans
F 8 Chicken Pot pie
S 9 Vegetable Beef Soup
S 10 Leftovers

Our breakfast menu will be the same:

Monday- Baked Oatmeal Squares
Tuesday- Eggs, toast and sometimes sausage or bacon
Wednesday- Cold cereal, milk and apple or banana
Thursday- Cold cereal, milk and apple or banana
Friday- Cold cereal, milk and apple or banana
Saturday- Cold cereal, milk and apple or banana
Sunday- Muffins


Erika said...

Yum!! I can't wait for a traditional New Years meal!!

My White House said...

I would love your slow cooker chicken parm recipe!!! PLEASE.!? And...I envy how little you spent at the grocery store! I need help!!! I spend triple that for TWO people. Yikes!

~Stephanie said...

Tara, slow cooker chicken parm is a new recipe for me... I'll be sure to critique it and post the link to the recipe after I make it.

~Stephanie said...

Erica, can you believe that people *here* don't get the whole "black eyed peas, collards, rice etc." Brandon's employees swore they had never heard of fried cornbread and had no clue why we call that our traditional New Years Eve dinner. It's a whole different world here.