Another week of meals.

Another week of meals.


This post is going to be about how to eat for $180 a week.  Why?  Because that’s what it came out to this week and I was too tired to go back through the meals and find places to save money.  Plus, we are going to have Paleomg crockpot carne asada which calls for 1.5 lbs of flank steak which costs about $10 per lb. which is more than double what I usually pay for meat.  But it’s going to be soooo good.  Plus, we’ve been eating A LOT of pork because it’s really cheap and easy to cook but I got a little sick of it so, besides the breakfast sausage, no pork this week!  Hence, the $180 splurge.  In all honesty, I also bought a $3 Starbucks coffee this morning so apparently we’re just living like kings these days!  But in all seriousness, that coffee was the first drink or food item I’ve bought outside of the grocery budget in two weeks.  And while it was good, Starbucks coffee is WAY too strong for me so I’ve been super jittery all morning.  Good for blogging though, as long as you don’t mind the totally unorganized, random stream of consciousness style that my blogging takes on when I’m over caffeinated.  P.S.  I  have a brother in law who can cover seven topics of conversation in one very long sentence.  I sometimes wonder if when he was in school, he wrote his essays as one long, five page sentence.  That would make an English teacher cringe.  But so would my writing today.

Anyway, this is the meal plan…


Meal Plan 3
Dinners Shopping List
Salmon w/ cranberry brusselsprouts  2 lbs chicken breasts
Chicken fajita gallo pinto w/ salad fajita seasoning
Chicken fajitas w/ tortillas & salad 2 cups brown rice
Joe’s Special w/ sweet potato 2 cans black beans
Shrimp fajita w/ gallo pinto & salad 1 tub fresh hatch chili salsa
PaleOMG crockpot carne asada w/ guac cilantro
Leftovers 3 onions
1 red pepper
Lunches 1 package mixed greens
Grilled ham & cheese w/ fruit 1 pkg dark chocolate chips
Chef’s salad 1 cucumber
Ham & cheese wrap 2 green peppers
Leftover Joe’s Special salad dressing
Leftover Carne Asada 2 packages tortillas
Yogurt w/ granola 1/2 large block cheddar cheese
Tortilla pizza w/ ham, onion & green pepper 3 limes
1 bag shrimp
Breakfasts 1 lb ground beef
Egg, ham & spinach scramble 5 eggs
Protein Shake w/ whole grain toast 1 bag spinach
Peautbutter Toast w/ fruit 5 sweet potatoes
Sausage, eggs, and toast 3 salmon filets
Yogurt w granola 1/2 lb brussel sprouts
Oatmeal w/ blueberries 1 large bag cranberries
Protein Shake w/ whole grain toast 1.5 lbs flank steak
6 cloves garlic
Snacks cumin
Pumkin muffins chili powder
Banana muffins (leftover from last week) paprika
Dried cranberries 1 bag cuties oranges
Fruit 4 1/3 cup ckicken broth
Carrot Sticks 2 avocados
1/2 lb sliced ham
Drinks 1/2 lb sliced turkey
Coffee block of cheddar cheese
Lactose Free Milk 2 loaves whole grain bread
Almond Milk 7 apples
Juice pens
7 bananas
3 pkgs blueberries
1.5 lbs red grapes
toilet paper
pancake mix
2 cans pumpkin pure
pumpkin pie spice
whole wheat flour
other basic baking supplies
Lactose Free Milk X2
Almond Milk
1 gallon juice
Quick Cooking Oats


Remember, you’d spend a lot more if you bought everything on the list, but I go  through and cross off the things I don’t need.

Why won’t my child nap?!?!  This is day two of his current nap strike.  He goes on a napping strike about once every four to six weeks.  It totally throws me off my game.  When am I supposed to get dinner prepped?  Fold the laundry?  Play on my new blog?  Have you ever heard the saying, “a woman’s work is never done.”  Well, it’s true!  By the time everyone is fed, the kitchen is cleaned up, the laundry is done and folded, the house is vacuumed and swept, the groceries are bought and put away, the dog is fed, watered and walked, and the child is put down for his non-existent nap, it’s pretty much time to start over again.  Would my husband help if I asked, yes probably.  But I don’t like the way he does the housework.  And I don’t even have a dog.  I made that part up.  Ever have that problem?  I mean with the wanting help, not with the making up of tall tales.  You know, you want help but you want it done your way?  Me neither.  I was just checking.  But if you have had that problem, maybe some of my thousands of loyal readers would like to know how you solve said problem.  If you feel like sharing some words of wisdom.

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