Friday, June 05, 2009

This week's menu plan - for Stitch Sista

Ok, so groceries and all cost $153 this week, and Sitch Sista was interested in knowing how I fed 6 people on that amount for a week... So, here goes... Though, I can't remember what order we had the meals in, LOL, but this is what we had planned... Items with crosses next to them were already in the pantry/fridge...

Saturday: Homemade pizza. Made the dough myself, and didn't need to buy flour, dry yeast, sugar, salt or warm water for that. Toppings were Ham, onions, olives (x), semi dried tomatos (x), mushrooms, tomato paste (x), cheese (x)...

Sunday: Chicken Tikka. Chicken (x), rice (x), Tikka paste

Monday: Rissoles, eggs and baked beans (were supposed to have steamed vegies, but Dave piked)...

Tuesday: Tuna Mornay. Tuna, Mornay sauce in jar, spiral pasta, cheese (x)

Wedsday: Shae's slow cooker meal. potatos, leeks, garlic, carrots, 3 bean mix, chickpeas, bolognese sauce, didn't find any Braggs - soy sauce, rice (x)

Thursday: vegie and bean bolognese. pasta sauce, 3 bean mix, zucchini, carrot, onion, garlic, pasta spirals

Friday: vegie curry. potato, onions, carrots, asparagus, mushrooms, cream, curry powder (x), rice (x)

We mix up the vegie and meat based meals, but also I'm limiting meat, so I was having vegies when the others had rissoles and ham etc...

As well as this, there was cereal and toast for breakfast, the boys school lunches consisting of sandwiches, apples, sultanas and nuts and yogurt (and our lunches at home, which were sandwiches and fruit), and other things such as toiletries, etc... Limiting meat really helps, and our bill is always between $150-200 per week, though, as you can see here, we don't have to buy all the ingredients for every meal each and every week because some can be used over several meals...

1 comment:

Stitch Sista said...

Gah been meaning to comment on this for ages!

Thanks for posting That's certainly impressive. Food tends to be the one thing I don't hold back on, but I think we could tighten the belts a bit without too much pain.

Teenagers and the failing parent...