We had an AWESOME weekend. How awesome, you ask?
It was Kings Island awesome! We made our first trip of the season on Saturday and it was amazing. Lots of food, lots of walking, it was 50 degrees… if it were just a bit warmer, I would have had no complaints! I had to laugh because Kings Island has their marketing down so well- they must have made so much money on hoodies because I saw tons of people walking around wearing brand new Kings Island hoodies. Not many people were prepared for the cold weather I guess!
This week’s shopping trip seems a little light. I’m using a lot of pantry items and things that I intended to use in previous weeks but didn’t. Plus we’re eating out on Friday for John’s birthday, and possibly eating dinner at Kings Island again on Saturday; so my intention for this week was to use some of the leftover money to stock up on a few things, like chicken and Larabars. And a couple of pints of Halo Top, because you can’t beat a $2.50 price tag. Our dinners are pretty simple this week, but now have the volume of extra veggies needed to keep me full longer. Here’s what we bought this week:
Pear: $.67. When Allison asks to try a new fruit or vegetable, I immediately say yes! (She didn’t like it, by the way)
2 containers strawberries: $1.67 each
2 bottles hand soap: $.79 each
2 boxes Larabars: $4.49 each
- Used 2 $1.00/1 Kroger digital coupons
- Final Cost: $3.49 each
Milk: $1.09, plus received a $.25 Ibotta rebate
Sourdough slices: $1.49, on clearance
2 pints Halo Top: $2.50 each. I can’t say no to that price!
Old El Paso Seasoning: Free from Free Friday Download
Fresh broccoli: $1.29
Bananas, 3.14 pounds: $1.19
3 packages zucchini: $1.19 each
Canned pineapple chunks: $.89
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Baby wipes: $1.49
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
2 bags sweet potatoes, 3 pounds each: $1.99 each
BBQ sauce: $.99
2 dozen eggs: $1.19 each
2 2-liters of soda: $.88 each
Chicken breasts, 4.78 pounds: $8.75
8 cups Dannon yogurt: $.88 each
Yardley soap: $1.99
Weekly Total: $71.99
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small group potluck- bringing soda
Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake, toast*, fruit
Chicken spaghetti* using frozen leftover Chicken Parmesan sauce (Didn’t use it last week), frozen veggies*
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken (Chicken, BBQ sauce, pineapple chunks, bell peppers), roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli
Eating out- Thai food!
Pancakes- or Kings Island if we go Saturday
Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal
Scrambled eggs and veggies, sweet potatoes
Zucchini muffins for Allison’s lunch
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.