Sunday, October 18, 2009

Food Plan 101809

Last night I asked Rodney what he wanted for dinner this week if he could have anything he wanted for dinner each night. This is what I got:

  • Basil Shrimp Linguine
  • egg rolls
  • stuffed mushrooms with something cream cheesy and spinachy
  • waffles
  • crock-pot beef stew
  • pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and apple sauce
  • BLT's and split pea soup
When I asked what he wanted with the egg roll, mushroom and waffle meals, I got this final list:
  • Basil Shrimp Linguine
  • egg rolls and shrimp skewers
  • stuffed mushrooms and roast chicken
  • waffles topped with strawberries accompanied with sausage
  • crock-pot beef stew
  • pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and apple sauce
  • BLT's with yam fries
Um, I'm not feeling all that.

Growing up with a Korean mom, I think I've had my fill of making egg rolls. Shrimp skewers are good on a grill, which we don't have. I did some searching for stuffed mushroom recipes and holy crap, what a pain. Our waffle maker came with some waffle recipes, but they weren't good. And while I did make waffles enough times to concoct a decent waffle, I didn't exactly record what I did to make them good (they were way before I even considered a blog). I haven't made chops in a billion years because they are usually more expensive than what I want to spend per pound and I'm really good at fucking them up real bad.

I thought to myself that I'd integrate one part of Rodney's food plan wish list into the next few realistic plans.

This is what I have lined up for this week:
  • Basil Shrimp Linguine, an oldie but a goodie
  • Mexican-Style Butterflied Chicken (before I die, I'll make this)
  • Chianti Beef Stew with Porcini Mushrooms (not a crockpot recipe, but this will serve as one of Rodney's choices)
  • Maple-Mustard Salmon
  • Parmesan Pine Nut Stuffed Squash
And this is what I bought:

101819 (2 stops)
  • holiday seedless grapes: 2.18 lb @ $1.99/lb = $4.34
  • tomatoes, vine-ripe: 2.32 lb @$1.19/lb = 2.76
  • squash, carnival: 1.72 lb @ $0.99/lb = $1.70
  • bananas: 2.52 lb @ $0.59/lb = $1.37
  • limes: 0.25 lb @ $0.79/lb = $0.20
  • lemon: 0.24 lb @ $0.99/lb = $0.24
  • red bell pepper: 0.47 lb @ $2.49/lb = $1.17
  • iceberg lettuce: $0.99/head
  • radish bunch: $0.49
  • onions 2.49 lb @ $0.33/lb = $0.82
  • Fuji apples: 2.76 lb @ $0.99/lb = $2.73
  • Italian eggplant: 0.70 @ $0.99/lb = $0.70
  • garlic bulb: 0.13 lb @ $1.49/lb = $0.19
  • romaine lettuce: $0.99/head
  • parsnip: 0.38 lb @ $1.39/lb = $0.53
  • basil: $1.20
  • baby red potatoes: $2.79
  • rosemary: $1.29
  • grape tomatoes: $1.99/pint
  • parmesan cheese: $3.99/8 oz
  • green olives: $6.19
  • small black olives: $1.25 each = $5
  • Chianti: $8.99/750 mL
  • avocado: 2 @ 1.29/lb = $0.94
  • whole chicken: @$0.69/lb = $3.45
  • whole chicken: @$0.69/lb = $3.39
  • whole chicken: @$0.69/lb = $3.34
  • whole chicken: @$0.69/lb = $3.34
  • TOTAL: $56.13
101909 (1 Costco stop)
  • diced tomatoes: $7.99/8 14.5 oz cans
  • tortilla chips: $3.29/3 lb
  • strawberry preserves: $6.99
  • honey: $10.99
  • albacore tuna: 2 @ $11.99/8 7-oz cans
  • balsamic vinegar: $10.99
  • Best Foods mayo: $6.89/64 oz
  • Total: $71.12
102009 (1 stop)
  • eggs: $2.59/18
  • boneless chuck roast: @ 2.8 lb = $4.94
  • crimini mushrooms: 0.41/b @ 6.99/lb = $2.87
  • TOTAL: $10.40
Grand Total: $137.65

Holy shit. I need to reel it in. Last week wasn't too bad, but this is insane for two people in one week. I absolutely need to review older food plan posts and tally up monthly costs.

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