I went shopping yesterday and bought the majority of the meat for the rest of the month. $19.95 for a whole organic chicken, $24.95 for an organic beef roast, $6.69 for 6 oz of organic turkey breast sliced for sandwiches and $1.99 for 8 oz. non-organic sliced pepperoni (which is enough for two 16″ pizzas). Also purchased 2 half gallons of organic milk, a carton of non-organic cottage cheese and 8 oz non-organic cheddar cheese slices for sandwiches. Total grocery costs so far this month: $199.21 and eat out costs $83.35 because I was worn out this weekend and took the kids out to dinner after working 15 hours straight. Total food costs so far this month: $ 282.56. The beef roast will become 2-3 meals the week of 3/20-3/26 and the chicken 2 meals the week of 3/27-4/2.
Monday: Shrimp linguine (non organic shrimp) and steamed broccoli
Tuesday: Lasagna made w/ organic ground beef and organic ground pork (1/2 reserved and frozen for future lasagna) and steamed green beans
Thursday: sautéed pork sausage links w/ greek tapenade and linguine. Sliced mangos
Friday-Sunday: Leftovers, oatmeal, eggs and toast, apples, Starbucks gift card item, mushroom risotto.