Sunday, October 4, 2009

Food Plan 100409

Can you believe it's October? Already? Cooler temps make me want to cook and generate some heat up in here.

The line-up this week, in no particular order:

  • Mexican-Style Butterflied Chicken (damn it, I WILL make this!)
    • beans and guacamole
  • Beer-braised Pork with Bacon (a repeat but definite winner)
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Salmon with Balsamic Olive Sauce
    • Baby Baked Potato Fans
    • Spinach and Fresh Mushroom Salad
  • Ga Kho, aka Caramelized Chicken or in our house, "Vietnamese Chicken"
    • steamed white rice
    • kimchi
Voila! 5 days of meals to bring us into the weekend when we'll gorge on leftovers and big mid-day breakfasts before making a new plan.

And this is what I bought:

100409 (2 stops):

  • Chantaine black raspberry preserves: $3.99
  • grapes, holiday red, seedless: 2.67 lb @1.99/lb = $5.31
  • tomatoes, vine-ripe: 1.52 lb @ $0.89/lb = 1.35
  • limes 0.44 lb @ $0.89/lb = $0.39
  • cantaloupe: 3.78 lb @ $0.49/lb = $1.85
  • lemons: 0.74 lb @ $0.89/lb = $0.66
  • iceburg lettuce: $0.79
  • green onions: $0.33
  • red potatoes: 4.17 lb @ $0.49/lb = $2.04
  • radish, bunch: $0.39
  • onions, brown: 0.94 lb @ $0.33lb = $0.31
  • carrots, loose: 1.06 lb @ $0.39lb = $0.41
  • celery, bunch: $0.69
  • corn, white, sweet: 3 @ $0.49/ea = $1.47
  • garlic bulbs: 0.21 lb @$1.49/lb = $0.31
  • romaine lettuce: $0.79
  • shallots: 0.53 lb @ $2.29/lb = $1.21
  • parsnip: 0.82 lb @ $1.39/lb = $1.14
  • jalapeno peppers: 0.12 lb @ $1.39/lb = $0.12
  • parsley, bunch: $0.39
  • baby spinach: 6 oz @ $1.99 = $3.98
  • mushrooms, stuffing: 14 oz = $2.99
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (Sponge Bob and Spiderman): 5 @ $0.60= $3.00
  • Heinz ketchup: $4.69
  • black beans, 14 oz: 2 @ $0.89 = $1.78
  • McCormick Five-Spice powder: $3.74
  • TOTAL: $44.12

100609 (2 stops):

  • pork butt roast: 3.84 lb @ $0.99/lb = $3.80
  • Brother Thelonius beer, 750 mL: $7.49
  • Noilly Pratt dry vermouth, 375 mL: $3.88
  • TOTAL: $16.27

100909 (1 stop: I realized we're out of bacon and need it NOW):

  • Farmer John, maple bacon: $3.49
  • TOTAL: $3.49

101009 (1 stop -- I had to swing by work and Costco is right around the corner)

  • A1 steaksauce: $8.69
  • low sodium bacon, 4 lb: $9.15
  • salmon: $18.49

Grand Total: $100.21.

A bit more than what I wanted to spend, but did include a bunch of stuff not necessary for the weeks meals. I load up on staples when they are on sale.

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