Menu Monday #20 & Weekly Shopping Trip


Menu Monday #20

After a crazy week last week that ended with some serious menu adjustments, I am happy to say I believe this week should be fairly smooth sailing despite the virus some of us seem to have.  The jello is already made, menu is set and I am grabbing groceries later today.

I finally began using my Kindle Fire to keep lists on and the results have been AMAZING.  I will share more on why I like it so much soon.

This week isn’t expected to be super busy besides pet visits and babysitting, so I planned a few more time consuming meals full of comfort foods.  It isn’t quite fall temps but we are beginning to enjoy our fall foods anyway?  How about you?  Are you experiencing the exciting foods of fall?  Look for new recipes?  I know we are and I absolutely LOVE the cream cheese icing recipe we used last week.

Check out our Fall Food Pinterest Board and discover even more from warm, cozy drinks to delicious casseroles and desserts, I know we plan to.  Let us know which ones you enjoyed and which ones to avoid!!!

Menu Monday #20


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  OUT/Pack

Snack:  Leftovers

Supper:  Grill, Salad, Deviled Eggs & Corn on the Cob


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Sandwiches/Leftovers

Snack:  Leftovers

Supper:  Roast, Potatoes, Carrots & Bread  We will use the leftovers on Thursday night in beef and noodles.


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Peanut butter Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Apples, Corn on the Cob & Milk   Our babysitting charge will be joining us for lunch so I planned a little more detail.

Snack:  Pumpkin Muffins, Applesauce & Milk

Dinner:  Pasta, Salad & Bread


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Out- We will pack boiled eggs, snack items and grab something from the menu.

Snack:  Pumpkin Bread, Applesauce & Milk

Dinner:  Beef & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans & Apple Pie


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Leftovers

Snack:  Cookies-Homemade

Dinner:  Taco Bar- Hamburger or Chicken


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Lunch Meat

Snack:  Cookies & Fruit

Dinner:  Pizza, Chips, Finger Foods

It’s homecoming dance night so our house will be full of teenage girls ALL day and ALL night!  No one will be cooking much but they do like to eat.


Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Leftover Tacos

Snack:  Leftover finger foods from Saturday

Dinner:  GRILL- NO FIRE!!!

Menu Monday #20 Weekly Shopping Trip


County Market

3 Lays Chips $1.99/each

Hersey Strawberry Syrup $2.38

2.67 lbs. Boneless Chicken Breast-Recipe Ready @ $3.29/lb

3 Jack’s Pizza $1.99/each

Kraft Singles$3.19 Less $.75 Coupon from

18 Eggs $1.50

Orange Juice  $3.00

Total: $30.92


Eckrich Smoked Turkey $4.99

Prairie Farms Sour Cream $2.29 Less $.40 Coupon from Prairie Farms

Prairie Farms French Onion Dip $2.29 Less $.40 Coupon from Prairie Farms

2 6pk.Pepsi @ $3.49 each less $.50 coupon on each  $2.99

6 pk. Dr. Pepper $3.49 less $.50 coupon $2.99

Boneless Chuck Roast $7.70

16 oz. Frozen Strawberries $2.79

2 Jack’s Pizzas $1.99/each

16 oz. Cornstarch $0.99

Flour $1.45

Pot Roast Seasoning $0.50

Honey Grahams $1.69

Grape Juice $2.89

Sunbeam King Sandwich Bread $1.99

Vanilla Ice Cream $4.99

2% Milk $2.99

2.13 lbs. Green Seedless Grapes @ $1.49/lb.  Total: $3.17

Golden Apples $1.99

Russet Potatoes $4.99

Yellow Onions $.89

3lbs. Big Red Delicious $1.99

Total: $67.29

Dollar Tree

2 Apple Juice $1.00/each

2 Bags of Pretzels (not shown) $1.00/each

This week’s shopping trips totaled only $104.25 + $13.98 for hubby’s monthly coffee at work.  We will be grabbing a few more loaves of bread, and one gallon of milk for another $6.00, but other than that I expect this to be the sum total of our grocery expenses this week.  Happily, keeping it under our weekly budget of $125.  YAY!!!!  I wasn’t quite sure we would make it since I chose to replace some expired baking supplies AND missed the date for some 3 day sales and coupons.  Once I realized my mistake I adjusted our shopping list to accomodate the higher costs.  I bought less meat and chose to skip some higher priced baking items I knew could wait.

How did your menu plan and grocery shopping go this week?

Want to see more menu planning ideas, grocery tips and shopping tricks?  Check out our Pinterest Board here and my kitchen series here.

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