Monday, November 14, 2011

$136 for 1 week's worth of groceries

I spent less than $150 for this week's groceries. I'm very proud, especially since the meals are going to be so yummy and, of course, healthy! It's worth noting that this doesn't include milk, as I buy that elsewhere, and a few of the veggies came from my produce coop. But still! Family of 4, 7 days, $150. Not bad.

Sunday: Very Veggie Chicken Noodle Soup, Bread

Very Veggie Chicken Noodle Soup (recipe modified from P90X nutrition guide)

10 C. chicken broth
4 red potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 C. onions, quartered
1 C. carrots, 1 inch thick
3 C. celery, sliced 1 inch thick
2 C. shredded cooked chicken
2 C. zucchini, sliced 1 inch thick
8 oz tomato sauce, canned
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 bunch parsley, chopped
dash black pepper

1/2 package wide egg noodles, cooked according to package directions, and drained

In a large stockpot, combine chicken broth, potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-high, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 min.

Add chicken, zucchini, tomato sauce, garlic, parsley, and cilantro. Reduce heat to med-low and cook for 10-15 minutes more, or until zucchini is tender. Add noodles. Season to taste with pepper and serve.

Monday: Bowties with Bacon and Tomatoes, Salad

Tuesday: Crock Pot Pot Roast, Baking Powder Biscuits

(I'm omitting the Creamy Dill Sauce, because I think the pot roast speaks for itself without the added expense and calories.)

Wednesday: Asian Salmon, Steamed Peapods, Steamed Brown Rice

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: BBQ Beef-stuffed Baked Potatoes, Salad

Shred the leftover pot roast beef, toss with commercial bbq sauce, heat, and serve on top of baked potatoes.

Saturday: Pizza Night