Meal Plan Monday & Grocery Challenge Week #2 - June 27

Part of the reason that I plan our meals each week is to help us save money by shopping once per week for groceries.  Last week I went to the grocery store not once, not twice, but three times!!  Definitely not good planning on my part. :)  I still managed to stay under the $100 Grocery Challenge limit and ended up spending $57.05 for the week.

We really enjoyed the Simmered Chinese Chicken last week.  This was a new recipe for us and it turned out really well.  I made Chinese Chicken wraps with the leftovers that were very tasty {and healthy!}.  I wasn't able to make the Amish Baked Oatmeal last week, so I've added it to the menu for this week.

My husband is on vacation this week, so I am going to keep most meals simple, using many things that I already have on hand.  Here's what's cooking in my kitchen this week:

Breakfast
Cereal
Amish Baked Oatmeal
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Omelets
Bagels

Grocery Purchases for Breakfast this week:
  --Strawberries 1 lb. $1.50
  --Orange Juice 1 gal. $3.89
 
Lunch
Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Peaches
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit & Grain Bars
Chicken Nuggets, Peas
Dinner Leftovers, Yogurt

Grocery Purchases for Lunch this week:
  --Turkey from the Deli $2.94
  --Peaches $1.29/lb. used $1.00 off Hannaford produce coupon Total Paid: $.12
  --Borden Singles Sensations Cheese used $1.00 off from July All You Total Paid $.88
  --Fruit & Grain Bars $1.88
  --Tomato $1.99/lb. Total Paid $.86
  --Yogurt Cups $.45 each
  --Turkey Hill Lemonade used $1.00 off 2 from 5/15 RP Total Paid: $.69 each
Dinner
Monday:  
    Chicken Sandwiches, Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuesday:
    BLT Sandwiches or Eating Out? - It depends on how ambitious we feel after spending the day at the
    beach!
Wednesday:
    Meatless Lasagna Casserole, Broccoli, & Peas {for our little guy who doesn't like broccoli}

Thursday:
     Marinated Chicken, Spanish Rice, Corn

Friday:
     Asian Chicken Stir-Fry With Mixed Veggies

Saturday:
     Leftover Night

Sunday:
    Spaghetti


Grocery purchases for Dinner this week:
  --Whole Wheat Rotini used $1.00 off Hannaford Nature's Place coupon. Paid $.39
  --Frozen Stir-fry Vegetables Price: $2.07
  --Hood Cottage Cheese used $1.50 off 2 from 6/12 RP Total Paid: $1.64 each
  --Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Family Pack $1.99/lb. Total Paid: $9.27
  --Mozzarella Cheese 16 oz. $2.08


$5 Dinners has a wonderful grocery shopping list with meal plan form and a few other printable planners that you might find helpful in meal planning {not to mention some great money-saving recipes!}.

Get more meal inspiration at  Menu Plan Monday

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