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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekly Grocery and Menu Plan

This week I spent $41.38 on groceries, which is $1.38 over budget, but I'm not freaking out over it! I saved $14 this week with coupons and I stocked up on: juice, cereal and yogurt! Here is what we're eating this week.
Chicken tenders
Oven fries
Garlic green beans
Beef stew
Dinner at Applebees to celebrate my daughter, Bella's, piano recital!
Chicken stir fry
Frugal pizza!

For breakfast and lunch we will have: Granola bars, waffles, smoothies, leftovers and eggs. For dessert, I plan to make a batch of brownies that will hopefully last all week!


Allison said...

Sounds like a yummy week. Do you do anything special to your oven fries? I wasn't sure if you make them from the bagged ones or fresh from potatoes. I'm trying to not use the deep fryer and have a whole bunch of potatoes to use up.

Mary said...

You have cereal and yogurt for breakfast and/or lunch, also, right? What do you put on the waffles--peanut butter?

Frugal Divorced Liz said...

Allison: I peel the potatoes and then slice them up into fry shapes. Then I soak them in cold water for an hour. After they are done soaking, I drain them on paper towels and then put them in a big bowl. I pour 2Tbsp oil over the potatoes and toss until all the fries are coated. I arrange them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake them at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Before I bake them, I season the potatoes with seasoned salt!
Mary: I do eat my waffles with peanut butter! And we often eat ceral and yogurt for breakfast and lunch.

Allison said...

That sounds great! I've never thought to soak them but it makes sense, thank you. I'm going to give it a try tomorrow night.