Happy birthday, Allison!
Five years ago this darling girl came into our world and has kept us on our toes ever since. Her birthday party was Saturday (Which was amazing, look forward to a post later), and today we’re celebrating quietly at home!
For the next couple of weeks we’ll be filling up our pantry and freezer with our newly-raised grocery budget. $75.00 feels like we’re absolutely rich compared to being on $30.00, and I’m definitely trying to be more careful with how we spend this money.
I still want a full kitchen, but I’m trying to make sure it’s full of better foods. There will still be sweets (Because no one’s perfect), but you’ll start seeing more whole foods than anything else (Hopefully).
Here’s what we were able to stock up on this week:
Entenmann’s Bakery Outlet
2 packages Thomas English muffins: $.50 each
6 loaves bread: $.50 each
1 box Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins: $1.00
3 cups Orange Cream Greek yogurt: $.65 each
4 cups Pumpkin Pie yogurt: $.79 each
Tub of Greek yogurt: $3.49
Hope Hummus: $.99, marked down
Parmesan cheese: $2.29
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25
2 cans diced tomatoes: $.45 each
2 blocks cream cheese: $.79 each
2 packets ranch dressing mix: $.49 each
Bananas, 4.9 pounds: $2.16
2 containers strawberries: $2.49 each, for Allison’s school snack
2 dozen eggs: $.65 each
Green bell peppers: $1.69
Chicken sausages: $2.99
Ricotta cheese: $1.69
Deli ham: $.99. This was apparently marked down from $2.99 and I didn’t realize!
Onions, 3-pound bag: $1.59
Butternut squash, 2.7 pounds: $1.86
Potatoes, 5-pound bag: $2.59
Whipped cream: $2.89
Total: $44.60. Ignore the grapes and extra broccoli- They were for Allison’s party
2 packages Old Spice soap: $4.19 each, and got $2.00 off for buying 2
3 tubes Crest toothpaste: $1.00 each
McIntosh apples: $1.28, were 79 cents per pound
Hidden Valley Bacon Ranch dressing mix: $1.59
Extra gum: $2.00
10 containers Crystal Light: $1.29 each after the Buy 5, Save $5 sale. We’re kind of addicted!
Coffeemate creamer: $2.50
Total: $26.72 after a $2.00 off reward I earned in a previous week.
Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips: $7.98
String cheese: $8.98
Rice Krispy Treats: $8.58, for Allison’s school snack
Baking soda: $7.48
Shredded cheddar cheese: $11.98
Maple syrup: $9.98
Total: $54.98, but paid with gift cards from Swagbucks and cash from a garage sale
Weekly Total: $76.32, we had a small overage from last week. Also earned 304 points from Fetch Rewards by scanning receipts! Sign up for Fetch Rewards and use the code PV2QH and we’ll both earn 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt!
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
-Cream Cheese Chicken Chili* (Chicken in freezer), doubling recipe for a chili cookoff
-Red Beans and Rice, fruit
-Lasagna Roll-Ups* (Lasagna noodles and ground turkey already bought), butternut squash
-Chicken sausages, roasted potatoes and broccoli
-Grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade fries
-Pumpkin French Toast
-Pancakes (Adding sprinkles and whipped cream for Allison’s birthday pancakes!)
-Greek yogurt with chopped apples and Honey Vanilla Granola
-Hard boiled eggs
-Crackers*, hummus, cheese, raisins*, deli ham
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!