This week, I decided to get out one of the two hams we have in our deep freezer, and make our week’s menu using that. It makes my week so much easier to plan, and leaves me with a lot of money to use for stocking up- like peanut butter. Oh my, the peanut butter. My go-to price for peanut butter is $1.00 or less a jar, and when I see it that low, I pretty much go crazy. The last time I bought some was December 7th- about seven weeks ago. I bought 12 jars that day, and we’ve gone through 8 and a half jars in 7 weeks; I guess you could say we have a problem. =) But it’s the good stuff, Allison loves it, so why not keep an army’s worth in my cupboard?
I was pretty low on my grocery spending this week, which is great; I’m saving the overage for next week, when hopefully something else will go on sale. Frozen vegetables, please be frozen vegetables! The best part is that I keep adding stuff to my stockpile so that I can pretty much shop from my kitchen when it’s time to meal plan again, which means less money spent, which means more money to stock up, etc. It’s a perfect never-ending cycle. Here’s what I bought this week:
2 packages Goldfish: $.99 each after Mega Sale
4 cans Red Gold diced tomatoes: $.49 each after Mega Sale
- Used $.80/4 Kroger digital coupon
- Final Cost: $.29 each
12 jars peanut butter: $1.00 each! This should last me another… two months. =)
2 bags Hershey dark chocolate chips: $1.49 each, marked down
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
2 packages pita pockets: $.50 each
1 loaf wheat bread: $.50
2 packages hot dog buns: $.50 each
1 package English muffins: $.50
3 packages cheese curls: $.29 each, marked down
Sweet potatoes: $1.49
2 packages flavored quinoa: $1.29 each, marked down
Mini peanut butter crackers: $2.49
Kids yogurt: $1.89
2 cans pineapple chunks: $.99 each
Green peppers: $.99
Sliced cheddar: $1.99
2 dozen eggs: $1.19 each
2 gallons milk: $1.49 each
String cheese: $8.98. This made me happy, because it was up to $10.50 just a few weeks previously!
Greek yogurt: $4.98
Total: $6.81 after a leftover gift card from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $62.17
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Spiral ham* (From freezer), roasted sweet potatoes, bread
Ham sandwiches, potato soup* (From freezer)
Annie’s macaroni and cheese* with ham, frozen peas*
Hawaiian fried rice, grapes
Ham, hash brown*, egg hash/scramble
What’s on your menu this week? Share with us in the comments!