The grocery shopping bill for this week turned out to be quite high. I spent a total of $97.02 for this week. Part of the reason for the high cost was the 80 oz. jug of honey that I bought at Walmart. It costs almost $15, but it is much cheaper to buy in bulk this way than buying it in smaller amounts.
In this week's menu I've added a "how I make it" section under some of the recipes. Since I'm always substituting ingredients to make meals less expensive and more heart healthy, I very rarely make a recipe exactly how it's written. In the "how I make it" section, I share some of the ways I change the recipes to fit our budget and lifestyle.
Our menu this week will feature turkey. I cooked the extra turkey that I bought at Thanksgiving and made turkey broth to use in this week's meals.
Here's our menu for this week:
Breakfast sandwiches, oranges
Homemade Instant Oatmeal with frozen blueberries and raisins
Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins, oranges
-How I make it: substitute butter with unsweetened applesauce and use 1/4 cup of honey instead of maple syrup. I usually leave the nuts out, but I will use some of the nuts that we got as a Christmas gift last month.
Turkey Bisque Soup made with homemade turkey broth, Yogurt Biscuits
-How I make it: substitute half and half with 1% milk
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie (1/2 recipe)
-How I make it: leave out the celery and use just half an onion
Turkey Tetrazzini (1/2 recipe), peas, leftover Yogurt Biscuits
-How I make it: substitute red peppers with green, substitute half of the milk with homemade turkey broth, make my own bread crumbs from bread end slices, use just half an onion and add garlic powder for flavor
Leftover Turkey and Swiss Grilled Sandwich, carrot and cucumber sticks
-How I make it: I don't use jam and substitute Dijon mustard with yellow mustard
Vegetable Barley Soup, cornbread muffins
-How I make it: substitute vegetable broth with unsalted chicken broth
Breakfast for dinner: Meatless Hash with scrambled eggs, apple slices
Turkey and cheese wraps with tomato, cucumber and black olives
Get other meal plan ideas at Menu Plan Monday.