Meal Plan 9/22-9/28

It’s close to the end of the month, and my birthday is on Sunday!!  I’m trying to keep this week’s grocery budget under $60 so that Rami has more money for presents. And so I can get a pedicure at the end of the month.

I already spent $43 at Greenling on our local box, plus 1 lb. tomatoes, 1 head of butter lettuce, milk and a surprise me!  That leaves $17 for groceries, plus whatever leftover food I can scrounge from my pantry and fridge.  Can I do it???

Here’s what’s coming in the local box:

  • Fresh Black-Eyed Peas – Naegelin
  • Limes – G&S Groves
  • Lentil Sprouts – Groovy Greens
  • Indian Cucumbers – My Father’s Farm
  • Sweet Italian Peppers – Lundgren
  • Red Potatoes – Naegelin
  • Butternut Squash – Massey
  • Sorrel or Canary Melon or Eggplant – Tecolote
  • Herb – Pure Luck
  • Yellow Onion – Naegelin
  • Okra – Bradshaw Farm

Here’s what I’m gonna make:

Wednesday: Sorrel Soup garnished w/plain yogurt, hash browned potatoes
Thursday: Fattoush salad with steamed lentil sprouts, pita with hummus
Friday: Old Fashioned Wilted Lettuce, Garlicky Butternut Squash, spiked limeade
Saturday: Black eyed peas, cornbread
Sunday:  Misc. leftovers (I’ll be working at an event for my job that night)
Monday: Okra gumbo, rice
Tuesday: Weelicious pepper tofu packets
Wednesday: Weelicious pepper tofu packets

Most of the perishable ingredients for the recipes above will come from Greenling.  I’ll be able to scrounge the dry ingredients and 3 cups of chicken stock from my pantry. The rest, hopefully, will come out to less than $17! Here’s the grocery list:

Phoenicia pita ($2)
10 slices Bacon ($4)
Bunch parsley ($.50)
Mushrooms ($2)
Extra firm tofu ($2.50)
Cereal ($4)
2 cups chicken broth ($2)


One response to “Meal Plan 9/22-9/28

  1. What a great menu! I keep meaning to do the same thing but somehow I always end up cooking with whatever is fresh and available, that day!
    Happy Birthday! Hope you get some pampering!

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