Monday, March 7, 2011
E-mealz Week 1
I got my first shopping list and meal plan from e-mealz.com last Wednesday and was really glad we signed up for the 5 meals a week plan - we already had dinner plans on Thursday and Friday, so Saturday was the first day I cooked from the e-mealz menu.
My initial shopping trip cost $48.74, $18.04 of which was spent on things other than the e-mealz plan (for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, etc. and I used coupons on most of those things). That means dinners this week will average $6.15 a night - for 2 people. (The Squirt's strict dinner diet of spaghetti and/or chicken nuggets meant we did not bother to include him in our plans.)
The meals include 2 pork dishes, one chicken, one beef and one shrimp dinner, which is definitely more variety than I'd say we usually have in a given week. On Thursday I'll let you know how we liked all meals and if I've been able to stay away from the grocery store.