Happy New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow’s the start of a new year and I can’t wait to get working on my goals. Do you have any plans for tonight? I will probably be in bed by 8:30 because #momlife, and I’ve also been sick for about a week.
This week I’m focusing a lot on emptying my freezer. I have a few more freezer meals from November that need to be eaten, and they should be gone by next week.
That will get us set up for a 3-week Daniel Fast that our church is doing starting January 10th. The next three shopping posts will look a little different (maybe even healthier!) because we’ll be basically eating only fruits and vegetables, so just be prepared for that.
One thing I haven’t been doing that I’ll start from now on is focusing on the sale produce on the front page of ads. I know that’s obvious, but I haven’t been taking advantage like I should be; and with the Daniel Fast and a new Beachbody program coming up, I need to get the most out of my money.
This is why I’ve bought 4 crowns of broccoli, because 99 cents is a steal compared to $1.59.
I also received this monstrous 8-quart Instant Pot for Christmas (yay!), so look forward to tons of tips, recipes, and possibly failures as I learn how to use this thing. My first attempt will be dried beans, so wish me luck!
5 boxes Crystal Light: $.99 each after Buy 5, Save $5. Also received $3.50 back in rebates from Ibotta!
Red onion, .75 pounds: $.74
Fresh jalapenos: $.23
Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links: $3.00
Butterball turkey bacon: $2.99
- Used $.55/1 printable coupon
3 Alpha burritos: Free thanks to coupons from Moms Meet
1 Alpha pot pie: Free thanks to coupons from Moms Meet
Lime juice: $.79
4 boxes Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt: $2.49 each after Buy 5, Save $5
Blue Diamond almond milk: $1.99 after Buy 5, Save $5
White whole wheat flour: $2.99
Crest kids toothpaste: $2.49
Apple cider vinegar: $1.49
All purpose flour: $1.15
Stevia packets: $2.99
Strawberries: $2.99. I hate buying them out of season but it’s the only fruit Allison will eat!
Baby wipes: $1.39
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Deli turkey: $2.99
Bananas, 4.93 pounds: $2.12
4 crowns broccoli: $.99 each
Cooking spray: $1.49
2 packages green bell peppers: $1.99 each
Chicken sausages: $2.99
Navel oranges, 4-pound bag: $2.19
Dill weed: $1.00
Onion powder: $1.00
Weekly Total: $74.39. Not shown above is milk and soda from Meijer.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Turkey Chili from freezer*, Cornbread Muffins
Sausage and peppers over rice* and shredded broccoli (Shredding all the stems to make “broccoli rice” to save on food waste!)
Mexican Burritos* from freezer, Broccoli Salad Slaw
Boomerang Pies*, roasted broccoli
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit
Dinner out- Chinese buffet
Frozen sausage patties* and cheese on English muffins*
Egg Breakfast Casserole (Adding broccoli, spinach, and bell peppers)
Scrambled eggs and bacon (Allison’s request!)
Turkey and cheese cracker sandwiches, strawberries, gogurt*, Cinnamon Banana Muffins* from freezer
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!