Monthly Menu

Now. . . if I get really crazy, I will prep some meals for the freezer.  I’ll get back to y’all on that. 🙂 In our budget post, I indicated that meal plans were on the way. So- our meat for the month is 30lbs of beef (ground, steak, stew, roast, oxtail), 4 whole chickens, […]

BEEF!!!!!!

This week’s co-op orders-  $170 (including donation) for ~30lbs of local, grassfed beef.  In the produce world, the above was procured for $50 (including a donation).  Even if I bought nothing else this week, my family could eat well on this haul. On the meat front, we got 6 NY strip steaks, ~2lbs of sirloin […]

Day 27 and Where Has my Budget Gone?

I’ve been busy. . . sorry for the silence around here. 🙂 I ordered 30 lbs of local, grassfed beef to the tune of $170 and it will arrive this Tuesday with my produce co-op.  Last week, I only spent $30 on produce ($25 co-op box + $5.00 needy donation). Here’s the haul minus a […]

Paleo Easter, Day 19

This weeks organic produce from the co-op.  I spent $60, which included a donation toward a family box for a co-op member that couldn’t afford a box this week.  I spent another $5.00 at pick up adding on more oranges. Remember that carrot craving I was having. . . well, I bought six pounds. . […]

100 Days of Real Food – Day 11

First up: Dinner tonight. . . Oh Yum!  We cleaned up every last bit of this tonight.  I prepared thin cut (carne asada) steaks, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and Asian salad. . . then we wet rice paper wrappers, filled them up and enjoyed.  The kids love these make your own meals.  It is a lot […]

100 Days of Real Food- Day 5

Feeding the pregnant belly. I’m hungry A LOT.  This is foreign to me.  In my previous pregnancies, I was so sick for the first 18-20 weeks that just the thought of food sent me to the bathroom.  I lost 20-25lbs which each of those pregnancies and ended with a net gain of zero.  Yeah. . […]

100 Days- Day 2

My co-op produce order arrived today.  It’s truly amazing, a couple of mamas have tackled this huge undertaking of providing organic produce directly from the distributor at awesome prices.  This haul was $34. We received (All Organic) 2 bunches kale 1 bunch red lettuce 2 lbs roma toms 2- 6oz pkgs blueberries 4 fuji apples […]

100 Days- Day 1

Today was menu planning and grocery shopping day!  If you want to read our plan and parameters for the next 100 days, click here. Here’s the haul: First stop- Trader Joe’s $64.17 Organic: Broccoli florets- $2.49 Frozen raspberries x 2- $5.98 6lbs Gala apples- $7.47 Celery hearts- $2.29 Carrots 3lbs- $2.37 English cucumber- $2.29 Baby […]

Sugar Detox Day 6

Daddy Grok kindly refrained from stepping on the scale today. 🙂 He’s still fighting the urge to munch, but otherwise feeling pretty good.  Considering all the crap food he consumed before we started this, it’s shocking. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can share with you here- Mama Grok is expecting […]

Sugar Detox Day 4 & Cheap Eats!

Today we’ve completed day 4 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  We both weighed in this morning. . . Daddy Grok has lost SEVEN pounds.  That’s ridiculous!  Mama Grok has lost one pound.  Huh. . . Daddy Grok is feeling good. . . no headaches, grogginess, or lethargy.  Mama has felt good from the get […]