I’m still here. And I’m still on the plan. I did have one McDonald’s trip due to poor planning which cut about $12.00 out of my budget. OUCH! 5 people were fed for that 12 bucks, but really, I could have definitely done better. And we’ve spent the last 2 days at the Great Wolf Lodge, compliments of our wonderful church family. We chose to eat out for a couple of meals there too, but that’s not coming out of my grocery budget πŸ™‚

So, we’ve had fairly good food otherwise, but nothing worth photographing and posting in a blog πŸ™‚ Oh, and I did make a grocery run to CostCo, and got mostly healthy stuff (veggies and such) for a grand total of somewhere around $45.00 (sorry I can’t be exact – the receipt is in my bedroom and Zach is peacefully slumbering… ahhhhh….)

So that puts us here:

Total Spent: $33.80 + $12 + $45 = $90.80

Remaining: $309.20 (20 days to go)

My big accomplishment for the week is an inventory list of what I have to work with. I really wish there was a better word for “inventory”. It seems so formal and constricting. Whatever…

If you’re interested, keep reading. I’d love any meal suggestions that use only ingredients listed below πŸ™‚

MEATS

Chicken

  • Had 4 breasts but used the last tonight 😦

Beef:

(We’re great on beef as I just recently got a beef order – all grass fed from Paidom Meats)

  • Ground – 19 lbs
  • Stew Meat – 4 lbs
  • Roasts – 1 rump, 4 pot roasts
  • Rib Eyes/NY Strip – 8 steaks
  • Sirloin – 2 steaks
  • Top Round – 2 pkg
  • Cube Steak – 2 pkg
  • Skirt Steak – 1 pkg

Venison:

  • Ground – 3 lbs
  • Backstraps

Fish:

  • Mahi Mahi (5 portions)

VEGETABLES and FRUIT

Frozen:

  • Broccoli – 6 lbs
  • Green Beans – 4 lbs
  • Corn – Β½ large bag
  • Strawberries – Lots
  • Blueberries – 2 cups
  • Blackberries – 2 cups
  • Bananas – 6-8

Fresh

  • Red Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Green Onions
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Spring Mix Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Onions
  • Red Pepper

STARCHES and DRY GOODS

  • Brown Rice – 5 cups
  • Potatoes – 4 small
  • Pasta – None, but I have a pasta maker
  • Lima Beans – 3 cups
  • Black-Eyed Peas – 3 Β½ cups
  • Red Lentils – 2 Β½ cups
  • White Navy Beans – 1 ΒΎ cups
  • Yellow Split Peas – 4 Β½ cups
  • Black Beans – 5 Cups
  • Pinto Beans – 5 cups
  • Chick Peas – Tons
  • Coconut Flakes – 5 cups
  • Cashews, Raw – 3 cups
  • Sunflower Seeds, Raw – 2 cups
  • Wheat Bran – 1 Β½ cups
  • Barley – ΒΎ cup
  • Gluten – 1 Β½ cups
  • Popcorn – Unbelievable Amounts
  • 7 Grain Cereal – 1 cup
  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds – 1 cup
  • Rolled Oats – 1 Β½ cups

BAKING GOODS

  • Sucanat – 4 cups
  • Cornstarch – 2 cups
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baker’s Chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Raisins
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cornmeal
  • Crisco
  • All Natural Jello-ish desserts (orange/raspberry)
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Molasses
  • Rye – Whole Grain
  • Almond Extract
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Karo Syrup
  • Certo

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Organic Tomato Paste
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • White Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Spaghetti Sauce (2 jars)
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Can of Salmon
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Can of Coconut Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tahini
  • Mustard
  • Chipotles
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Sour Cream
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cream Cheese
  • Lime Juice
  • Yogurt
  • Whey
  • Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • Mayonnaise
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Butter
  • Yeast
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Enough bones for a really good Beef Broth
  • Fillo Dough
  • JalapeΓ±os

If you got this far, congratulations, you’re probably the only one πŸ™‚

I look forward to any recipe suggestions you may have…

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