Frugal Foodie Mama: Foodie on a Budget- A New Grocery Budget Challenge

Monday, July 16, 2012

Foodie on a Budget- A New Grocery Budget Challenge

Well, I am at it again.  But this time I am challenging myself just a bit more.  Can I do just $5 of groceries for 2 people for 6 days??  Some of you who have been following me for a little while may remember my My $15 Seven Day Grocery Budget Challenge I did in May.  Now that I have had a couple of months to replenish my pantry and freezer, I am ready to go at it again.  
This time it is just my husband and I for the week.  My son is at the beach with my parents for the week (lucky bum!).  

I have taken inventory of what I have on hand.  I was also fortunate in that my mother gave me some of her perishables before leaving for the beach- some tomatoes, celery, romaine lettuce, zucchini from her garden.

Here is the dinner menu plan for the week:
Sunday- Fresh Summer Pomodoro Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta (and this was made last night)
Monday- Barbecue Chicken Thighs with Roasted Herb Potatoes
Tuesday- Homemade Mac 'N Cheese
Wednesday- White Chicken Chili
Thursday- Homemade Pizza
Friday- Pancakes for Dinner (This is kind of becoming a weekly thing in our house now. ;) )

If I have calculated all things correctly, I *should* only need to buy a loaf of bread for sandwiches and shredded mozzarella cheese for the pizza.  Everything else is either in my fridge, freezer, pantry, or garden! :)

Be watching for updates (and recipes!!) throughout the week!