Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Menu Week #1

This is my menu for my first week.

Day 1
Oatmeal and an orange
A cup of noodles

Day 2
Two oranges and a Hot Pocket
A sandwich and an orange
Sloppy Joe's

Day 3
Chili dogs

Day 4
Macaroni and cheese
Eggs and potatoes

Day 5
Hot Pockets
Hot dogs with homemade fries
BBQ chicken

Day 6
Cereal and an orange
Grilled sandwiches

Day 7
French toast
Chicken Pizza

After this week I still had 2 pounds of potatoes, 4 pounds of chicken, a loaf of french bread, 1/3 of a box of cereal, 10 tortillas, a pound of oranges, 4/5 a box of oatmeal, and a bag of frozen vegetables. The original items I had before, and still have, are salt, pepper, 4lbs. of flour, 2lbs. sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo, baking soda/powder, and a box of Jell-O.

Grocery List

Grocery List Week #1

$0.75 5lbs. of potatoes
$4.70 10lbs. of chicken
$0.49 a pack of hot dogs
$0.75 salami
$1.00 4 packs of noodles
$0.75 a box of mac and cheese
$2.00 Kraft cheese
$1.50 two loaves of french bread
$2.00 one dozen eggs
$3.25 a gallon of milk
$2.50 cereal
$2.00 hot pockets
$3.97 tortillas
$5.97 3lbs. ground beef
$0.99 3lbs. oranges
$2.00 3lbs. oatmeal
$1.99 frozen veggies
$1.98 Chili and manwich cans

The total is $39.36.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Challenge #1

Trevor, here is your first challenge this challenge will end on 2/11.  For this week you have $50 to spend and some pantry basics.  Don't forget to use the sale papers to get the best deals!

5 lbs. flour
2 lbs. sugar
baking soda
baking powder
1 box of jello

What we are looking for is 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners.  These meals have got to be something that we would like to eat.   Please share at least 3 recipes with us.  Good luck and we are all looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hi there and welcome!

Trevor decided he would like to learn about blogging and I decided I would like Trevor to learn about budgeting so this where we start....

The main goal of this blog will be for Trevor to take a set amount of money, scour the sales, figure out a menu for 2 for an entire week and come up with recipes.  Sounds like quite the adventure huh?   We might get off to a slow start but I think this should be a lot of fun. 

His first challenge will start on Monday and he will be starting out with $50.  He needs to come up with a total of 21 nutritious and tasty meals, 7 breakfast, 7 lunches and 7 dinners.  I will also be looking for 3 recipes this week that I feel confident that he could make on his own. 

So stay tuned and cross your fingers, this could be quite the adventure not only for Trevor and I but also for my poor kitchen....   ;)