I promised I’d let you know how my two-week menu plan turned out, and I felt like it was a success! I was definitely pleased with the cost savings – even with two quick trips for produce and milk, I spent $100 total. My weekly grocery budget is $75, so I came in $50 under budget for the two weeks! By Thursday night of the second week I was running low on options for lunch and snacks, but other than that I was pleased with how long everything lasted.
Being a lover of grocery shopping, I won’t convert to two-week hauls any time soon. I truly enjoy shopping the aisles every week! However, I will resort to a two-week grocery haul and menu plan when I have a jam packed schedule and need to eliminate something from my to-do list (you might see one again soon).
Here’s the plan for this week – I am looking forward to the crab cakes and the BBQ beef sandwiches!
On The Menu
- Cereal & Fruit
- Peanut Butter Toast
- Eggs & Bacon
- Beefaroni (for Paul…no thank you for me!)
- Chicken Salad
- Beef Bottom Round Roast/Rice/Gravy/Peas
- Crab Cakes/Buttered Parsley Potatoes/Wedge Salad
- BBQ Beef Sandwiches/Sauteed Corn/Chips
- Baked Chicken Strips/Mac and Cheese/Green Beans
- Quick and Spicy Nachos
- Date Night
8 thoughts on “This Week’s Menu Plan (and thoughts on the two week grocery haul)”
Meal planning is a must! I totally feel lost if I don’t have our meals planned for the week ahead. Thanks for sharing. PS love, love, love crab cakes!
Thanks Melissa! I am a HUGE fan of anything with crab meat in it – even if it’s imitation!
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I also like shopping for groceries every week and have been using it as my alone time the last few weeks. It’s kind of nice to stroll through the store when you’re by yourself. I think you’re 100% right about there being a time and a place for the two week grocery hauls. It’s a nice option when you’re busy. Your menu looks tasty and now I’m craving crab cakes, the beach and summer 🙂
I love grocery shopping by myself too. Sometimes Paul comes with me, and it’s entertaining…but I need to concentrate on getting the right things and the best deal! 🙂
That’s awesome that you not only made it stretch, but that you were under budget too. And I love that you had to disclaim the Beefaroni.haha
I can’t have y’all thinking I like that stuff. It’s just gross!! Haha!
Our budget for groceries is $100 a week but I try really hard to stay under that and usually do. I also splurge once a month and do a freezer meal workshop with friends but that goes towards my total at the end of the month so it really is a wash because I don’t know the last time I spent all $400 on groceries. Come to think of it, I may need to lower our budget.
That’s really good!!