Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekly menu - Week eleventy-something?

I need to figure out what week we're on again. I lost track!

Back to budgeting, both calorie and dollar wise! Money is tight again this week (who isn’t it tight for these days?) and all three of us are making efforts to eat better and continue to lose weight.

Points and cost per serving are estimated using 4 servings as the standard.

This week’s menu:

Open faced tuna and artichoke melts (8 pts / $ 1.63 per serving)

Turkey burgers with salad (8 pts / $ 1.62 per serving)

Tilapia with bacon, pilaf, asparagus (7 pts / $ 2.22 per serving)

Crockpot chicken with potatoes and green beans (8 pts / $ 2.25 per serving, possibly less due to leftovers)

Grilled pizza (No idea yet for points / cost per serving – depends on what we put on it)

Caprese risotto ( 6 pts / $ 1.88 per serving)

Friday, July 06, 2012


Someone emailed me earlier today, looking for a recipe I had shared with them back in 2003. Took a little digging, but here it is. Why I haven't used it in years, I don't know - this was wonderful!

1/4 c tequila
1/2 c dried currants 
2 pints cherry tomatoes 
1 medium red onion, diced 
3 garlic cloves, minced 
3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped 
1/2 of a small can diced chiles 
cilantro, salt, pepper to taste

Soak currents in tequila.  Put all into food processor and process. Serve with chips.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Beef barley stew

Tonight's dinner: Beef barley stew (serves 6)
Price breakdown:

1.5 lbs beef cubes (on sale): 3.48
3/4 c. barley: .50
2 carrots: .15
1 stalk celery: .25
tomato paste: .59
mushrooms: 2.00

$ 6.97 for 6 servings