Where do you go to? My lovely…

Apparently that song was orriginally sung by Peter Sarstedt (whoever that is).  I was thinking more along the lines of the poupular 90s dance/pop song.  A’well…

Oye! I’ve been recovering from a nasty bout of food poisoning.  :/  I am feeling much better though.  For a few days all I wanted to do was sleep.  So that’s what I did.  Work and sleep.

Anyway, many of you had concerns as how the hubbs and I could have eaten off of $50-$75 a month.  I am not too sure myself.  It really was a silly number, but we didn’t know any better.  We adjusted our budget after our first year.  Though, for a long time we ate off of $100 per month. We ate a lot of canned fruits and veggies, frozen chicken, Ramen, Mac and Cheese, etc.  We also were well fed by our many family members on a regular basis. 

I did cook, but it wasn’t from fresh whole ingredients.  It’s only been the last two years that I’ve aimed to eat organic and whole foods.  Way back then all I cared about were calories or points.  If I could eat 2 Weiner Wraps and Mac and Cheese, and stay within my calorie goals, I was set.

Our budget is now $200.   

I now only buy fresh fruits and veggies, with the occasional frozen peas and carrots, and berries.  I only buy organic dairy and all natural packaged products.  And if you read last week’s meal plan you would notice that I am switching to all natural/grass fed/cage free meat.  It is definitely more expensive for us to eat now! My husband blames it on me.  I think he’s right.  😛

This week’s Meal Plan

Monday (What I had planned and what I actually ate are two different stories, I’ll share with you what I ate.)

Breakfast: Slice of bread with PB

Snack: Granola Bar

Lunch: Bagel with Cream Cheese

Snack: Granola Bar

Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup

The only thing I could even think of eating were bland foods.  Even this stuff didn’t settle well.


Breakfast: Peaches, oatmeal, brown sugar

Lunch: Sweet Potato, shredded cheese and sour cream

Snack:  Cous Cous, refried beans, salsa and cheese.

Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry, brown rice, 1/2 egg roll

My appetite came back!!  YAY.


Breakfast: Cereal, Berries, Milk

Lunch: Left over stir fry and brown rice.

Snack: Fruit

Dinner: Paula Deen BBQ Fish Recipe and Corn on the Cob


Breakfast:  Oatmeal and fruit

Lunch: PB & J Sandwich and Spinach and Romaine Salad

Snack: Fruit

Dinner:  Enchiladas.  Beef for the husband, veggies for me


Breakfast: Cereal, berries and milk

Lunch: Left over enchiladas and spinach and romaine salad

Snack: Fruit

Dinner: Cold Grilled Chicken Sandwich on the road!  The hubby and I are going to Seattle for a couple nights to check out some baseball games and chillax.  I’ve even planned the weekend meals!  See below.


Breakfast: Egg sandwich and fruit (We’ll be camping so I’ll bring along my little skillet)

Lunch: Eating at Safeco feild.  They have a new organic vender!!

Dinner: PB and Jelly (and chips, says Josh) (and fruit and veggies, says Shawnee)


Breakfast: Egg Sandwich and fruit (so nice, we’ll do it twice)

Lunch:  Tuna Sandwich

Dinner:  PB and Jelly on the road.

–Shawnee, The Ex-Perfectionist

‘Cause life isn’t perfect, but with a little planning and preparation, you can almost come close!

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3 Responses to Where do you go to? My lovely…

  1. Glad to hear you’re feeling better!
    While I cringe at the price I know organic milk is a much better choice!

  2. In my opinion it’s better to spend a little extra on quality food than health care bills down the road from eating easy mac. 😉

    But don’t get me wrong, I ate my body weight in Easy Mac back in the day!

  3. food poisoning….that must’ve been horrible! glad to hear you’re feeling better! 🙂

    oh goodness, i love grocery shopping but the prices are insane sometimes. how i cut back is cooking with fewer ingredients (i know, right? genius 🙂 ) and it’s so worth it to buy whole foods over processed junk. this is your body, might as well treat it right 🙂

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