|Dinner #1 Broiled Chicken with |
rice and frozen veggies. My daughter was sent to
school with leftovers as her luch
(which is common practice for us)
|Dinner # 2 Chicken and rice soup|
made from the left overs of the night
Now, when I first signed on to this challenge I was under the impression (I've never been good at reading instructions) that the $30 was for our entire family. When I received the email on Monday stating it was $30 per person I was ecstatic. I mean, screamed out of my dads house to the market. Again I had a plan and again I was optimistic, after all an extra thirty dollars? That was HUGE! Once again I left the market disappointed. This time, even though I had bought all staple supplies, the one bag I left with wasn't even full.
|Dinner # 3 Meatloaf with frozen|
green beans and rice.
For the record, making meatloaf
without eggs really, really stinks!
|Dinner #4 Chili|
Used the remaining ground beef, meatloaf,
beans and tomato sauce. This will be the
last dinner I cook as we are now out of food.
Hoping the leftovers hold out.
- 1 Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 Large Bag Frozen Green Beans
- 1 Jar Peanut Butter
- 1 Jar Jelly
- 1 Loaf Bread
- 5 Bananas
- 1 Onion
- 1 Garlic (are they called heads of garlic?)
- 1 Box of generic Cheerios (which weren't half bad)
- 1 Small container of Oatmeal
- 1 Jar Applesauce
- 1 LB. Coffee (the only reason I pulled this off is because it was on sale for $3.99)
- 1 Gallon Milk
- 1 Apple (a surprise for my daughter...how sad is that)
What we put back:
- Frozen Broccoli
- Tomato Paste
- The Bigger Roaster Chicken
- Chicken Broth
What We Replaced For Generic Brands:
Everything that came with a label...with the exception of the beans (Goya was on sale)
Looking back, things I wouldn't have bought:
- Generic grated cheese ~ It's just plain gross! Save your 89 cents and buy a piece of fruit
- The $1 Box of cereal ~ Cheap yes, yummy yes, but this "breakfast for the week" lasted less than half a week
- The Third can of beans ~ Yummy yes, but with the 67 cents I could have bought a second apple
About Maryland Hugner Solutions
"The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) established Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) as a project to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in Maryland. The initiative was launched in the fall of 2007 and is modeled on the successful D.C. Hunger Solutions (DCHS) Initiative that began in 2002."
Find out more about Maryland Hunger Solutions on their main site http://www.MDHungerSolutions.org/