Menu Plan ~ Week of March 2

I am not sure what happened last week, but we totally came off track with our meals. I did manage to make up my 30 Days of Meal list for March and do a bulk shopping trip for the month. I ended up going to Costco, the commissary, and I ordered a few things from the co-op. I ended up spending about $418 dollars at the three stores. This should last me to the end of March, except for milk, eggs, yogurt, and produce. I have set my grocery budget at $600 so that gives me about $180 to work with for the rest of the month. I have never done a bulk shopping trip before, so I hope I have enough food to last through the end of the month. Dh will be traveling this month so we are eating more pasta than normal because it is easy and quick.

Menu Plan Week of March 2

Breakfast (even though the Hot Breakfast Challenge has officially ended, I still want to avoid cereal unless I can find healthy choices for super cheap)

Biscuits and smoothies, French Toast, Pancakes, Oatmeal, Bagels

Lunch

Sandwiches, Muffins, Smoothies, Leftovers, Fruit and Veggies

Dinner

Date night at home (click on the link for recipes and more details)

Pink Pasta, salad, bread

Salisbury Steak, egg noodles, green beans

Wet burritos, open tacos (carry over from last week)

Tuna Casserole

Spaghetti, salad, bread

Bean and Ham Soup, crusty bread

30 Days of Meals

Whole Wheat Pizza x 4
Shepherd’s Pie x 2
Tacos x 2
Chicken Pot Pie x 2
Pink Pasta x 2
Spaghetti x 2
Salmon Turnovers x 2
Bean and Ham Soup
Mexican Chicken Skillet
Chicken legs
Meatloaf
Quesadillas
Fettucini Alfredo
Chicken Tetrazinni
Tuna Casserole
Venison steak
Salisbury steak
Wet burritos
Shredded Beef Tacos
Steak and rice

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Comments

  1. I love your date night plan — and can’t wait to gather more ideas for our date nights 🙂

  2. We have 5 kiddos and 1 on the way. I’ve always wondered about a monthly meal plan and how much that would cost.

    I need to start shopping at the commisary again. I got out of the habit when gas prices got so expensive.

    Thanks for posting your menus. I really appreciate it.

  3. I think it’s so cool that you are planning a month’s worth of meals. I can just manage to plan a week’s worth. I ought to keep track of everything we eat for the month of March and how often we’re eating it. That would be a start.

  4. Ah, the pink pasta sounds great. I love how easy pasta is. It’s always my go-to when I (shock!) forget to menu plan or (shock again!) forget to thaw my meat out for the planned meal…Which happens more often than I’d like to admit…

  5. I do better with weekly shopping trips, personally. Although there is prolly no good reason. I just make sure to go after WW so I don’t spend all my money on junk food! haha

  6. Good luck! I usually only shop for two weeks at a time…it saves me ten million little trips to the grocery store. But I can see how doing one bulk shopping trip would be beneficial to your family…For you, it’s probably a little more difficult to just “run out to the store” for a few things.

  7. I so know menu planning is the way to go, but this is my huge down fall as a homemaker. I neeeed to get on top of this!

    Nell

  8. I can’t wait to see all your wonderful date night ideas ~ You have motivated me to do the same this month {& hopefully make it a habit :)}

  9. Some of your recipes look pretty good and I may be printing them out for future use.

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