Meal Planning: 3/28 - 4/3


Should you be a new reader of "I'm Not Your Mama's Martha!", please click Meal Planning With Amanda and read through how to begin meal planning for yourself and to understand how, exactly I feed my family of three breakfast, lunch and dinner for, on average, $150 per week.  There, you will find links to printable lists for yourself as well as my Master Meal List of all the meals I make that we seem to eat on a regular basis and that I draw from when making my weekly meal plans.

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With an Easter egg hunt this weekend plus my mom coming to town, I needed a few more groceries this week than the previous two weeks.

Safeway $206.22
Fresh pineapple
(4) Strawberries (normally $5.99, on sale Buy 1, Get 1 Free)
(9) Limes
Fresh ground chicken (normally $6.99/lb, on sale $3.99/lb)
Orange juice & champagne (for Easter Egg Hunt this weekend)
Oranges (3@$1)
New potatoes
Mozzarella cheese
(6) yogurt
Extra sharp cheddar cheese
Gryuere cheese
Ricotta cheese
Red and green lettuce
Burgandy wine
(4) Cream cheese (for cupcakes for Easter egg hunt this weekend)
PAAS egg dye (for Easter)
(3) Mandarin oranges ($1.00 next order when you purchase 3)
Sliced pineapple
Marachino cherries
2lbs deli turkey
Brussels sprouts
Habanero pepper
(4) 18count eggs (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
Organic fresh basil and thyme
Hoisin sauce
Green onions
Triple Sec

Inventory (after last week's meals):
1 rack of ribs
1 pork tenderloin
2 8oz portions Tilapia
4 3/4lb portions lean ground beef
3 1.25lb portions ground turkey
2 portions wings/drumsticks
4 1lb portions chicken breast
2 1lb portions thin-sliced chicken breasts
2 1.25lb portions stew meat
1 1lb portions sweet Italian turkey sausage
1 8oz packages Canadian bacon
1 1lb Orange chicken (pre-cooked)

As I create my meal plan each week, I'll reduce my inventory the next week by those selections and will not shop for meats between now and the time I plow through my inventory, so that 1) nothing spoils from freezer-burn, 2) I don't waste money as the meats above were purchased at the lowest possible price and 3) because I have no additional space to store anything!  :)

Weekly Meal Plan
Lasagne with salad
Beef Burgandy Stew
Sweet 'n Sour chicken over rice
Home-made canandian bacon & pineapple pizza
Turkey burgers with tots
Grilled Tilapia with fiery mango sauce over egg noodles


  1. The tilapia & mango sauce sounds fantastic. Do you have a link to a recipe (or would you mind posting it??) I would love to try that!

  2. Hi Cassie,

    I just added a Recipe link to my Coconut Shrimp with Fiery Mango Sauce under "Recipes". I can't believe I forgot to do that, as it's a favorite recipe, thanks for the comment!

    P.S. I just grilled the Tilapia over medium-high heat 7 minutes per side and poured a bit of the sauce over it once plated.


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