Menu Plan Money ~ Oct 10, 2011

by Shawanda Greene

This past weekend, the outlet my refrigerator plugs into stopped working. I’m not exactly sure how long my fridge was incapacitated, but I’m afraid I’ve suffered some loss due to spoilage.

It’s quite upsetting. I’ve been doing so good on cutting my food budget this past month or so.

It’s possible most of my refrigerated groceries are fine. I’ll eat what won’t infect me with a food borne illness, and let the ol’ super smeller weed out the rest.

Since I’m running low on meat, this week, I’m finally heading to the grocery store. It’s been a while.

I know I’ve talked about it a lot lately, but I’m finally going to use my $20 Whole Foods voucher that I purchased from Living Social for $10. In my area, Whole Foods’ chicken runs about $2 per pound. That’s a pretty competitive price so, I’m stocking up.

Although I don’t like to eat the same type of animal flesh too much within a short period of time, I’ll try to work in as much chicken in this week’s menu as possible.

Weekly Menu Plan Options

Main Dishes

Bacon wrapped chicken wings

Slow cooker Filipino Adobo

Hard shell, ground beef tacos with sour cream, shredded cheese, and salsa

Baked pork chops


Yellow rice or white rice

New Orleans style pork sausage

Garlic roasted asparagus


Collard greens

Check out other menu plans on Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Patty October 10, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Oh, no! It does sound as if you’ve made the most of an unpleasant event. Good for you! And enjoy using that Whole Foods voucher…


Shawanda October 11, 2011 at 5:53 AM

I'm trying. Unfortunately, the leg quarters I had thawing in the refrigerator failed the smell test. Let's hope there aren't any more casualties.


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