Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Weekly List

Time to make this week's grocery list.
Image by digital art

One of the easiest ways to keep costs low when grocery shopping is to look at the weekly ads and try to tailor a weekly meal plan around that list.  This week, we also had a lot of stuff in the cupboards to work with as well.  Take a look at our shopping list and see how we're trying to keep costs down.  

english muffins
breakfast sausage
milk,  soy, 2%
half n half (2 cups)lunch meat?
refrigerated pie crust
Lunches x3
9 oz cheese tortellini
cat food
spray cleaner (i think)
apples (78 c/lb)
2 cans white kidney beans 
3 cups chicken broth
Idahoan potatoes (10 for 10)
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 cups vegetable broth
parmesan cheesesugar

As you can see, we have both processed and fresh ingredients as options.  I listed the apples since they were on sale for a good price, but we'll pick up some additional fruit as well.  I'll post later, after we shop, to show you what we purchased that wasn't on the list.  Hopefully not too many items!  The list isn't terribly long, and it's mostly back-up ingredients and filling in the blanks in the recipe.  Here's what's on tap for dinners this week:

Monday -- Chicken Chili with White Beans (crockpot)
Tuesday -- Pancakes, Sausage and Eggs (breakfast for dinner, a cheap way to eat)
Wednesday -- Crockpot Whole Spice-Rubbed Chicken
Thursday -- Tomato Soup with Tortellini
Friday -- Home Bake Ham with Hashbrowns (one of the "meals-in-a-box" from Gav's mom)
Saturday -- Quiche

I haven't added side dishes yet, but we'll probably have corn bread with the chili, potatoes with the chicken, salad with the soup and bake, and fresh fruit with the quiche.  

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