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Did a Big Shop and Meal Plan to Save Myself Some Money

June 24th, 2024 at 07:17 am

I tell you, Winco is a Godsend right now.  I don't know anywhere else where I can walk out with nearly two carts full of real food groceries for $303.11 that anywhere else would cost well over $600.  No junkfood or processed food in the lot except the chimichangas which were shockingly clean and I am totally going to reverse engineer because they taste amazing.  Chicken legs were $1.18/lb so I stocked up and pulled out the trusty Food Saver when I got home and vacuum sealed them up into dinner sized servings.  I'm out of bags now and will have to pick some up the next time I go to Costco or order some off of Amazon.

Anyway, based on what I bought and what I had already at home, I whipped up my meal plan for the week.  No takeout for us this week.  And I checked the weather forcast.  We are mild all week with the hottest day being 73 degrees F.  So I am cooking according to the temperature and Monday is cold.  At least I don't have to worry about heating the house up this week.

Monday: Stewed Southern Chicken, mashed potatoes, zucchini

Tuesday: Hamburger Steaks and Gravy, leftover mashed potatoes, broccoli

Wednesday:  Smothered pork chops, fried potatoes, Normandy vegetables

Thursday: Tacos, yellow rice, corn on the cob

Friday:  Chicken shawarma, purple cabbage, naan bread, tzatziki sauce

Saturday:  Homemade pizza with pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, soppresetta, onions, and bell peppers, salad

Sunday:  Steaks, baked sweet potatoes, green beans

I am still debating what I will prep for lunches and breakfasts.  Obviously, breakfast burritos for the guys, but I am thinking about making something lower in carbs for me and for my daughter if she wants it.  Maybe omlets or egg bites or just eggs with a sausage patty that I just need to warm up.  I tend to skip eating in the morning and sometimes lunch, too, so if I cook in the afternoon or evening and then heat up in the morning it works so much better for me.  I just don't start well, you know?

Lunches will likely be chicken or turkey, maybe some soup.  It's a cool week, so soup would be good.  Maybe a nice green soup in the Instant Pot made from zucchini, celery, green onion, leek, and spinach.  Whatever herbs or spices you like.  And chicken broth.  All blended and then either cooked chicken or turkey meat added with fresh celery, zucchini, pressure cooked 2 minutes and then green onion added raw.  I do love a green soup.