Food Stamp Challenge Week 18
Monday, May 04, 2009
I continued to spend a little more this week to stock up the pantry with a month's worth of basics. My weekly average this year is still well under $140 a week, though.

There was a glitch. I bought 2 gallons of milk, but 2 gallons of milk did not get unloaded from the car. So we'll either do without or I'll go back and get some more!

I spent: $173.05 (Monday, April 27- Sunday, May 3)
Weekly average so far: $122.00

I got:
2# bok choy, 4# white onions, 9# apples, 3 pears, 5# tomatoes, 1 head Romaine, 10# potatoes, 6 cucumbers, 6# bananas, 2.6# grapes, 7# frozen veggies, 6 avocados, 10 mangoes, 10 ears sweet corn

12 cans picante sauce, 6 cans Ranch beans, 4 cans corn, 5 cans refried beans (15 oz), 3 large cans peaches in syrup, 4# white rice, 24# white sugar, 4# brown sugar, 6 oz. ground cumin, can of iodized salt, half gallon apple cider vinegar, 3# dried garbanzo beans, 4# dried black eyed peas, 2 purse size bags of peanuts, 1 box Capri Sun breakfast juice (it's a new product, so I had a good coupon and it only cost 77 cents!)

20 qts. powdered milk, 2# butter, 6 dozen eggs, 4 gallons of milk (but had to toss 2 gallons!), 16 oz. Mexican blend cheese.

100 corn tortillas, 2 loaves whole wheat bread (24 oz. each), 4 boxes Frosted Mini Wheats.

4# pork butt roast, 6# pork chops, 2 chickens, 6 packages hot dogs, 12 oz. chorizo, 9# boneless beef steak.

We're eating:
(UPDATED 5/7/09 to reflect some changes. Husband dear is doing most of the cooking, as I had to go to the hospital for contractions and now I'm on meds that make it difficult to do much of anything, especially at the end of the day.)
Sunday: oatmeal, bananas
sandwiches, apples
fajitas, refried beans, corn on the cob

Monday: Mini Wheats, apples
curried chickpeas w/ chard over rice
Beef and Bok Choy Lo Mein, fried rice w/ green onions and eggs

Tuesday: oatmeal, mangoes
leftover fried rice and lo mein
Burrito bowls

Wednesday: oatmeal, bananas
leftover beans, tortillas, and pico
Grilled steak, hot dogs, veggies

Thursday: scrambled eggs, toast, fruit
sandwiches, frozen green beans (yeah, we eat 'em frozen. They're green little popsicles!)
Crockpot pork roast w/roasted root veggies (potatoes

Friday: oatmeal, apples
taco beans and rice
vegetarian tamale pie (I'll try anything once)

Saturday: pancakes or eggs
leftovers from week
pizza (whole wheat crust topped with olive oil, cheese, and tomatoes)
Kids ate all the tomatoes and husband was pretty liberal with the cheese this week.
Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw.

When we do "Burrito Bowls", I pretty much copy cat Qdoba or Chipotle. I lay it out "bar style" and everyone can customize their bowl or burrito. I make a pot of black beans and onions, some rice w/ lime juice and cilantro (add chopped cilantro after cooking the rice!), diced tomatoes, pico de gallo (jalapenos, onions, and tomatoes), cheese, avocado slices or guacamole, sour cream (well, if it was on sale), and corn. This week I might add mango salsa for kicks.

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