Rotation Diet Menu Plan Week of 6/18-6/24/2012 {Kitchen Inventory and Grocery Receipts}

This week’s menu plan was created with a wing and a prayer, because my budget was stretched to the limit and beyond with Katie’s birthday party and our winter CSA share. Now that I avoid dumping everything on a credit card, I am much more aware of how much money we really have. When it’s gone, it doesn’t magically come from another tree. This seems like a simple concept, but – for many of us – it’s not.

Here is how I pulled it together. […]

Rotation Diet Menu Plan Week of 6/18-6/24/2012

This week’s menu plan is brought to you by zombie mama. I am TIRED. With 3 days of birthday celebrations and all of the prep work that preceded it, I could use a bit of a spa day. Yeah, that’ll happen.

I tried to squeeze our food budget tight, tight, tight this week due to extra expenses that I’ll go into in this week’s budget/money management post. 

First, I took an inventory of all the food in the house. This is a critical step to menu planning on a budget. […]

Rotation Diet Menu Plan Wk of 6/9-6/15 (includes grocery receipts)

This week returns to full 7 day menu plans and follows Primal/Paleo/GAPS + starch. The grains have been ousted yet again, and we are feeling better already. ::happy dance:: Hubby is not ready to give up dairy, so you will see some dairy items listed. They are never part of the main meals.

Rotation Diet Meal Plan Wk of 6/4-6/8 (and a note on the new budget)

This week’s meal plan almost didn’t happen with all of the busyness of the last few days and catching some type of weird bug. With our new budget system and a determination to use up what’s in the house, I pushed myself to take an inventory of the fridge, freezer, and pantry and whipped up my meal plan with that in mind. Whipped up. Ha! It must have looked like pea soup in my brain yesterday with all of the brain fog. It took me from yesterday midday until just now to complete it. We are pretty well stocked up, so the only food shopping will be a quick trip to trader Joe’s for about $30 of produce. […]

Rotation Diet Menu Plan 5/29-6/1

This week has a short menu due to Memorial Day. Only planning a menu for the days hubby is at work has been working out well. Once I start working on a strict budget to pay off our debt – soon – , I will have to plan all of […]