Living On a $40 a Week Food Budget

Living On a $40 a Week Food Budget

*This is a long, very in-depth post!* The other day I was speaking to a mother in one of my local mom groups on Facebook who needed help keeping her family fed. I asked her if she meal planned, as obviously we do, and only spend about $40 per week on groceries. My notifications blew … Continue reading

2016 | August Menu

2016 | August Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 8/1-8/6 Monday: Chili cheese dog bubble up bake. Tuesday: Shepards pie. Wednesday: Spaghetti. Thursday: Cheer Thursday’s. Friday: Pizza bagels. Saturday: Hamburgers and hot dogs. Week of 8/7-8/13 Sunday: Grilled chicken salad. Monday: Black bean and rice burritos. Tuesday: Eggplant parmesan. Wednesday: Beef stroganoff. Thursday: Roast beef sandwiches. … Continue reading

Recipe | Easy Pan Fried Chicken Strips

Recipe | Easy Pan Fried Chicken Strips

I love chicken strips but for some reason, I don’t eat them too terribly much. I don’t care for frozen brands and Chick-Fil-A is kind of far from us. Publix sells chicken strips but for an astronomical price of like $10 for 4 strips, it’s kind of insane. I’ve been messing around with recipes for … Continue reading

2016 | July Menu

2016 | July Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 7/1-7/2 Friday: Spaghetti. Saturday: None. Went out to dinner. Week of 7/3-7/9 Sunday: Lemon chicken. Monday: Chicken fried steak. Tuesday: Chicken strips. Wednesday: Broccoli beef. Thursday: Cheer Thursday’s! Friday: Pizza bagels. Saturday: Waffles. Week of 7/10-7/16 Sunday: Grilled chicken salad. Monday: None. Tuesday: Shrimp lo mein. Wednesday: … Continue reading

2016 | June Menu

2016 | June Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 6/1-6/4 Wednesday: Breakfast burritos. Thursday: Roast beef sandwiches. Friday: None. Do your own thing. Saturday: Stuffed bell peppers. Week of 6/5-6/11 Sunday: Spaghetti and meatballs. Monday: Roast chicken and potatoes. Tuesday: Korean beef. Wednesday: French toast. Thursday: Chicken fried rice. Friday: Pizza. Saturday: Creamy chicken and noodles. … Continue reading

2016 | May Menu

2016 | May Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 5/1-5/7 Sunday: Steak. Monday: Fettuccine alfredo. Tuesday: Beef stroganoff. Wednesday: Breakfast. Thursday: Black beans and rice. Friday: None. Had takeout for dinner. Saturday: Hot dogs. Week of 5/8-5/14 Sunday: Breaded baked chicken breasts. Monday: Crunchy taco. Tuesday: None. Cheer clinics. Wednesday: Pizza. Thursday: None. Cheer clinics. Friday: … Continue reading

2016 | April Menu

2016 | April Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 4/1-4/2 Friday: Pork chops. Saturday: Spinach green chili enchiladas. Week of 4/3-4/9 Sunday: Breakfast. Monday: Cheer Monday’s! Tuesday: BBQ chicken. Wednesday: Mashed potato chicken bowl. Thursday: Chili cheese dogs. Friday: Spaghetti. Saturday: None. Out of town for competition. 4/10-4/16 Sunday: Salmon. Monday: Sloppy joes. Tuesday: Ravioli. Wednesday: … Continue reading

2016 | March Menu

2016 | March Menu

(Click to view full size version.) Week of 3/1-3/5 Tuesday: Corn dogs. Wednesday: Crunchy taco. Thursday: Bacon wrapped chicken breasts. Friday: Ratatouille. Saturday: Spaghetti. Week of 3/6-3/12 Sunday: Sesame chicken. Monday: Cheer Monday’s! Tuesday: Tacos. Wednesday: Chicken noodle soup. Thursday: Meatball sliders. Friday: None. Went out for dinner. Saturday: None. Went out for dinner. Week … Continue reading