My family and I are foodies. As you can imagine we love to try new things, however, we are working on paying off some debt so that we can do more travel… therefore…. eat more unique foods.
So I have started a weekly menu plan and started using King Soopers Click List to pick it up. Our family used to spend about $1600/month on eating, That included grocery shopping and eating out. Since starting on this journey, We spend about $800/month on groceries and have been eating like kings (We now only eat out about 3 days a month, before it was multiple nights a week).
I decided to share our weekly menu, however, I will do it the week after, that way I can tell you what I like and don’t like about recipes I am using.
People in the family: 2 adults – 2 kids (ages 10 & 11)
Monday: Hamburgers, Fries and Corn – This one was a Dave cooking day. He made the burgers and we substituted the corn for edamame beans. They are the frozen kind but my girls eat these by the gallon if possible.
Tuesday: Surprise- We had a surprise birthday party for the girl’s dad but didn’t want to tell them too soon because they aren’t the best secret keepers, so had Olive Garden with his family and friends.
Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas and Salad- On Tuesday I put a chicken in the crockpot and asked Dave to shred it so we could save it for this meal. When I got home from work I made a batch of chicken enchiladas & beef enchiladas. They were good though the kids didn’t put them on the “favorite” list.
Thursday: Quesadilla, Smoothie- This one changed fully, my best friend came into town and we ended up all going to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the game and eat something totally fattening. We had 4 kids with us and all enjoyed the night out.
Friday: We went out to eat with Laila on this day and didn’t do any cooking, but we did spend money! 🙂
Saturday: Breakfast was at a great place called Doug’s Day Diner, the wait is long, but the food is worth it! Lunch was drinks at Punch Bowl Social and a donut at VooDoo Doughnuts in Downtown Denver. Supper ended up being Monsoon delivered to the house which meant, Masala, Rice and Naan.
Sunday: Chicken Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Cornbread – This meal has been my first slam dunk of the process. My girls loved it, Dave loved it and we all are putting it in the once a month recipe book! It was delicious, for the recipe, look no further than Delish. This is a recipe I will always use, it was perfect!
Clicklist Cost for the week: $234.99
(This does include breakfast and lunches for me that I bring to work. Also any household needs (ex: Shampoo, etc)
Eating out Cost for the week: $400
Weekly Food Cost: $634.99