Hurray for Thanksgiving this week! We’re hosting for John’s family this year, so I’m going to be busy cleaning and making all sorts of good food to prepare.
By the way, I’m totally nerding out over the fact that there’s going to be a float of Goku from Dragonball Z in the Thanksgiving parade. The TV’s going to be on basically all morning that day.
This weekend I did all my shopping, including Thanksgiving shopping. We had a separate budget for Thanksgiving food, so although all the food is jammed together for pictures, the dollar amounts you’ll see are just for grocery.
Our menu this week is a little light. We’re eating some food from the freezer with lower serving sizes to minimize leftovers due to Thanksgiving. Judging by all the food I’m cooking, I know we’ll have leftovers.
Here’s my enormous shopping trip from the weekend:
Cajun spice: $1.00
Garlic powder: $1.00
Peach tea: $2.00
2 boxes EnjoyLife bars: $2.00 each
Bananas, 5.41 pounds: $1.13. They were only $.19 per pound!
2 bags spinach: $1.19
Half & half: $1.55
Almond milk: $1.89
2 cans carrots: $.49 each
2 cans corn: $.49 each
2 cans peas: $.49 each. The above 3 items were donated to church.
2 boxes butter: $1.99 each
Chicken sausage: $2.99
Sour cream: $.89
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Vegetable oil: $1.85
Tub of butter: $2.29
2 cans pumpkin: $.79 each
2 cans cream of chicken soup: $.49 each
2 cans diced tomatoes: $.45 each
2 avocados: $.89 each
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.09
Green bell peppers: $1.79
Olive oil: $2.49
Bacon pieces: $1.29
2 cans chicken broth: $.49 each
Veggie straws: $1.89
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Grapes, 2.64 pounds: $2.35
3 dozen eggs: $.38 each
Rolled oats: $2.39
Total: $23.36 for Grocery portion
Toilet cleaner: $1.99
Can of chickpeas: $.55
Spaghetti squash, 4.72 pounds: $2.35, was only $.69/pound
Gala apples, 2.64 pounds: $2.56
2 tubs Cool Whip: $1.00 each
Earth Balance spread: $2.99
Parchment paper: $2.99
2 12-packs soda: $3.33 each
Total: $11.71 for Grocery portion
Bigelow Tea: $8.98
Maple syrup: $9.98
String cheese: $8.98
Total: $17.08 OOP thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
Lance peanut butter crackers: $.81
Annie’s cheddar bunnies: $1.10
Nature Valley bars, 18-pack: $3.39
Total: $5.30 with a 15% off coupon
Weekly Total: $65.45. Leaving an overage in case we forget any Thanksgiving stuff!
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Potato soup from freezer* with sour cream, cheese*, and bacon, crescent rolls*
Boomerangs pies*, grapes
Chicken Fajitas from freezer* (Recipe coming this week), grapes
Jambalaya Spaghetti Squash (Not adding the chicken)
Thanksgiving: I’m making turkey*, Slow Cooker Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie, Pumpkin Spice Trifle, Vegan Pumpkin Cake
Leftovers x2 (Because we’ll definitely need it)
Chocolate Avocado Chickpea Cookies (We’ll see how this goes), strawberries, bell pepper strips, veggie straws, string cheese
What’s on your menu this week (Especially for Thanksgiving)? Leave a comment and let me know!