Below is the menu and shopping list for the week. After my shopping trip, I will post approximate prices (which will vary based on location). Most of the posted recipes will be slightly altered by substituting more cost-effective alternatives, and I will repost pictures and altered recipes.
Tonight: Garlic Chicken Pasta
Saturday: Baked "Chimichangas"
Sunday: Sweet and Sour Chicken
Monday: Steak Fingers and Crash Potatoes
Tuesday: Chicken Spaghetti
Wednesday: Stuffed Hamburgers (including homemade buns) and spinach salad
Check back this week for the updated recipes based on these recipes, as well as posts about the recipes that are my own! My recipes are all for 4 people.
My shopping list* for the week:
spinach (2-5 oz bags)
small red onion
boneless skinless chicken breast
cream of mushroom soup
any other pastas on sale
a cheap cut of steak (not important what type)
80/20 ground beef--about 4 to 5 lbs.
cheese--lots of it, in various flavors!
Back of store:
Things I already have in my pantry/fridge for these recipes:
red pepper flakes
new (red) potatoes
(28 0z) can diced tomatoes
(28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
white distilled vinegar
bread dough recipe (get buns if you don't make your own bread)
*Please note: my location designations are based on the Walmart store layout.