Large Family Menu for the Week $133.69 – Meatloaf, Pizza, Stuffed Peppers, Chicken Skillet, Lasagna, Parmesan Pork Chops, and More! (11-10-18) Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks

This morning we woke up to snow. It’s mid-November and we’ve got snow! (No, that isn’t excitement you hear.) I’m not a fan of the cold. Or the hot, actually. I’m fickle, can you tell?

But that’s not why you’re here, is it? You’re here to check out our menu for this week.

Our Menu This Week (our weeks start on Friday for shopping purposes)

*I’m trying to lose some of the extra padding I’ve put on in the past few months, so all of our dinners have low-carb options. The low-carb options will be italicized. 

Friday

  • eggs and toast
  • macaroni and cheese, fruit
  • pizza (also making a low-carb pizza)

Saturday

  • cinnamon rolls (homemade)
  • leftover pizza, fruit, veggie sticks
  • lasagna, salad, garlic bread (lasagna has cabbage layers instead of noodles)

Sunday

  • cereal
  • stuffed peppers, rice, salad (we have a big lunch on Sundays and then eat popcorn or something like that later)
  • Thanksgiving Fellowship @ church

Monday

  • pancakes
  • turkey sandwiches, mangos, chips and salsa
  • meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted radishes, green beans, brussel sprouts

Tuesday

  • smoothies and breakfast cookies (made the cooking last Baking Day)
  • cheesy noodles (homemade alfredo + whatever pasta we have on hand)
  • green chili chicken skillet, rice and black beans, cauli rice, salad

Wednesday

  • oats
  • leftovers
  • parmesan pork chops, cucumber salad, roasted zucchini, rice

Thursday (errand day- which means we will be out of the house most of the day)

  • breakfast cookies, whatever fruit is left
  • sandwiches, veggie sticks, whatever fruit is left
  • leftovers

More about the low-carb options

In this grocery haul, I also bought a couple extra dozen eggs to make egg salad and 3 pounds of chicken to make buffalo chicken to have on hand for our lunches. With the chicken, I can make wraps, a dip, or just eat it as is. Combine that with some low-carb veg and I’m good to go.

For breakfast, I typically eat some meat and cheese roll-ups, eggs, egg salad, an avocado, or I’ll make some kind of Trim Healthy Mama smoothie- just depends on my mood.

Making double for later

I do my meal prep on Thursdays when I get home from shopping. I cook up any meat or sides that I can make ahead and either put it in the fridge to use in a couple days or freezer to use later in the week.

I purchased enough meat and other ingredients to make

  • 2 2.5 pound meatloaves
  • 8 pizzas (enough for 2 dinners and 2 lunches)
  • 2 meals of stuffed peppers
  • 2 big pans of lasagna

So now I have four dinners I can use next week or some other time in the future! Yay for planning ahead!

What about snacks?

I don’t schedule snacks to specific days, I just let the kids know what is available. This week they can choose from

  • yogurt and granola (homemade)
  • cheese and crackers
  • apples and peanut butter
  • popcorn

Check out this video in my Large Family Frugal Living Facebook Group to see how I prepare everything ahead of time.

Aldi shopping trip

  • 2 parmesan cheese – $2.29 each
  • wing sauce – $1.95
  • mini bagels – $1.89
  • cabbage head – $1.49
  • yellow onions $1.89
  • 10lb potatoes – $3.29
  • 2 riced cauliflower – $1.89 each
  • 2 macaroni and cheese – $0.33 each
  • 2 tortilla chips – $0.89 each
  • 12 yogurt cups – $0.29 each
  • snack crackers – $1.39
  • wheat crackers – $1.89
  • 3 eggs – $0.88 each (I already had 3 dozen on hand)
  • 2 unsweetened almond milk – $1.89 each
  • 3 mangoes – $0.69 each
  • 4 avocados – $0.69 each
  • all-purpose flour – $1.15
  • parsley flakes –  $1.19
  • iceberg lettuce – $0.95
  • 2 unsalted butter – $2.29 each
  • bananas 2.41lbs @ .43/lb = $1.04
  • veggie straws – $1.89
  • popcorn – $1.99
  • brussel spouts – $1.99
  • green onion – $0.79
  • 2 seedless cucumbers – $1.29 each
  • 2 canned green beans – $0.49 each
  • 8oz Monterey jack cheese block – $1.69
  • 6 8oz mozzarella cheese blocks – $0.99 each
  • 2 16oz shredded cheddar cheese – $2.49
  • 2 cream cheese blocks – $0.69 each
  • bagged limes – $1.49
  • sliced cheddar – $1.79
  • bagged lemons – $2.89
  • 2 16oz Roma tomatoes – $1.89 each
  • peanut butter – $1.15
  • 2 vanilla pudding – $0.49 each
  • 3 ricotta cheese -$1.69 each
  • 2 apple cider vinegar – $1.99 each
  • salsa – $1.19
  • 2 pork rinds – $0.79 each
  • 16 oz turkey lunch meat- $3.99
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast – 5.3lbs @ $1.89/lb = $10.45
  • ground beef ($2.29/lb) $11.52
  • ground beef ($2.29lb) $11.39

Total – $133.69 (This will feed our family of 8 for the next week, plus 4 extra dinners)

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1 thought on “Large Family Menu for the Week $133.69 – Meatloaf, Pizza, Stuffed Peppers, Chicken Skillet, Lasagna, Parmesan Pork Chops, and More! (11-10-18) Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks”

  1. Do you have a blog post specifically dedicated to teaching us how to freeze and thaw everything that you make extra of to use later? I feel like I need a little more guidance on that specific subject. Thank you for all you do!

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