Weekly Meal Breakdown #9

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I already know that this week is not going to be a cheap week meal-wise because I'm making Maryland crab soup. Crab meat is typically pretty expensive unless you can get it on sale. Unfortunately, no crab meat was on sale at any of our 3 local grocery stores that I thought was decent enough to put in soup. I'll typically use claw meat for soup but not one store had any in stock. So my options were imitation or lump. Maryland natives will not use imitation so my only choice was a $20 pound of lump crab meat. It does make me feel a bit better to know that this makes so much soup that it can definitely be more than one dinner.

Anyway, onto the meals for the week.

Sunday - Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and Spicy Green Beans 
3 chicken breast - $2.77
4 oz. cream cheese $0.89
1/2 red pepper $0.44
4 potatoes $0.64
1 lb. green beans $1.29
2 slices bacon $0.24
Total: $6.27

Monday - Maryland Crab Soup with Crusty Bread
1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat $19.99
16 oz. frozen vegetable crab soup mix $4.00
1 loaf Italian bread $1.69
Total: $25.68

Tuesday - Dirty Rice
1 lb. ground beef $2.09
1 box Zataran's Dirty Rice $1.79
1 jalapeno $0.21 
8 oz. corn $0.50
Total: $4.59

Wednesday - Beef in Mushroom Sauce
1 lb. beef cubes $3.29
1 package mushrooms $1.98
8 oz. beef broth $0.79
1/2 box penne pasta $0.50 
Total: $6.56     

Thursday - pork chops with baked potatoes and spicy corn
3 pork chops  $2.50
3 baked potatoes $0.48
1 jalapeno $0.21
1 red pepper $0.88
1 green pepper $0.98
8 oz. corn $0.50
Total: $5.55

Friday - Chipotle Chicken Burritos
3 chicken breasts $2.77
burrito shells $1.49
chipotles in adobo sauce $1.79
boil-in-a-bag rice $0.66
canned diced tomatoes $1.29
Monterrey cheese $1.24
Total: $9.24

The total for this week comes to $57.89. The crab soup and dirty rice makes extras that I can take for lunches so that cuts into the price a bit. I can not WAIT for the crab soup! I want to make it now!

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