I feel like Mondays and Wednesdays are the only days I get a chance to get on here lately. Definitely need to organize my time a bit more to have more posts! So what is turning into my favorite day of the week. I put some time into it this week. I am one who will cut out coupons, but will leave for the store and forget them or really not take the time to use them the best way. This week while the baby was eating ever so slowly, I went through all the grocery ads, looked at the sale items and matched up where I had coupons. All in all I bought $130 worth of groceries and spent $72 :) I was quite excited! I will have to definitely schedule time to do that each week, it was a little thrill to see how they add up!
This week I have put the cost of each meal, and we have 5 people eat regularly so what it costs per serving. (I had a little time on my hands sitting with the baby who was a major slow poke eater this week)
Also this week I have posted a dessert for the week and will post that recipe. It is a new one, but the pic looks yummy:p I can't wait to try it.
Here's the menu:
Monday - Black bean taco salad $8.44 Total meal - $1.69 per serving (5 people)
Tuesday - Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread - $5.50 meal - $1.10 per serving
Wednesday - Pizza - $3.00 -2 12" pizzas. I got two Digorno pizza on sale w/ coupons CHEAP!
Thursday - Chicken Casserole, corn, crescent rolls - $5.62 meal - $1.37 per serving
Friday - Ham, cheesy potatoes, mixed veggies - This doesn't count really since the ham is leftover from a few weeks ago and I just spent $2.00 on the potatoes and veggies
Saturday - My birthday dinner at our aunts house! (FREE :)
Sunday - Whole Chicken, Garlic mashed potatoes, Green beans, Rolls - $6.00 meal- $1.20 per
The dessert of the week is S'mores Bars.
Here is the recipe:
8-10 whole graham crackers
1 pkg fudge brownie mix (13x 9 in pan size)
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped peanuts
Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in a greased 13x9x2 in baking pan. Prepare the brownie batter according to package directions. Spread over crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Sprinkle with marshmallows and peanuts, bake 5 min longer or until marshmallows are slightly puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. makes 2 dozen bars. $3.94 total.
Thanks for checking out my menu! I will be sure to stop by and see yours too! For more Menu planning check out Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie!