I can’t remember the last time I spent more at Kroger than Aldi!
I think a lot of it was their Buy 5, Save $5 Mega Sale. There were a few items I wanted to get that we were low on, and some of these thing weren’t available at Aldi. However, I messed up at Kroger and I’m not sure how. I grabbed the wrong deodorant and didn’t get that extra $5 taken off, so I had to take those 5 items back after I dropped off Allison at school to get it straightened out. Normally I wouldn’t mind, but I’m definitely going back for 5 dollars!
A few new items I’m trying this week:
- Johnsonville turkey sausage links: Aldi doesn’t have these, and the turkey sausage patties at Kroger are $7 so I thought I’d try these for a breakfast-for-dinner.
- The Laughing Cow cheese: I’ve realized that I need to start giving Allison more variety, because she’s not eating anything anymore. I figured if I switched things up a little and made her food look pretty, she’ll be more willing to eat!
- Epic bars: Think of these like beef jerky, but much softer. I’ve only tried the Sriracha Chicken and when I saw I could get them for $1.50 each, I had to buy a couple more!
Dinners are simple this week because I had low energy when planning; and I had a few things in the pantry that were left from previous weeks. Here’s what I bought and what we’re eating:
Note: I grabbed the wrong deodorant (Speedstick) that wasn’t part of the Buy 5, Save $5, so I messed up this order. I went back and replaced it with another Secret deodorant and got $4.03 back in cash, which went toward the blueberries below. Confused? Don’t worry, so am I.
Kroger kettle chips: Free from Free Friday Download
Whole wheat rolls: $.69 on clearance, my favorite!
6 Dannon Light and Fit yogurts: $.69 each, marked down
2 Epic bars: $2.00 each, used $1.00/2 digital coupon. I got one for free once and loved it, but will only buy them when they’re on sale!
Colgate Kids toothpaste: $1.00
Lady Speedstick deodorant: $1.59, supposed to be part of the B5S5 but wasn’t.
Secret Deodorant: $2.49, used $1.00/1 digital coupon. Part of the B5S5 so should have been $1.49.
Johnsonville breakfast turkey sausage links: $3.49
Irish Spring soap: $3.99, part of the B5S5 so should have been $2.99.
Gevalia coffee: $4.99, part of the B5S5 so should have been $3.99.
Veggie straws: $2.29
Vanilla yogurt smoothie: $1.00. Allison wanted this for some reason.
Pizza sauce: $.99
Mission Street Taco tortillas: $1.99. I love these, they’re so cute!
3 boxes candy: $1.00 each. Part of a movie night we had Friday!
Laughing Cow cheese wedges: $2.99, part of the B5S5 so should have been $1.99.
Total: $42.55, then received $4.03 back in cash from a refund
Bananas, 4.01 pounds: $1.52
Yellow squash: $1.49
Green bell peppers: $1.29
Fresh broccoli: $1.29
Tub of Greek yogurt: $3.49
Yogurt tubes: $1.55
Shredded lettuce: $1.29
Ranch dressing mix: $.49
2 packages strawberries: $1.49 each
Diced tomatoes: $.45
Olive oil: $2.49
Cream cheese: $.79
4 bags frozen blueberries, 10-ounces: $1.00 each. I’ve been buying these until blueberries are in season because these are much cheaper!
Total: $4.00- was taken out of the Kroger bill as I got a $4.00 refund in cash.
Weekly Total: $68.99
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chicken spaghetti* (Using leftover sauce from my Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan last week), frozen veggies*
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili, rice*, Bread Machine Breadsticks
Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, toast*, fruit
Tacos (Ground beef*, cheese*, onion*, salsa*, lettuce, bell peppers, maybe black beans if I remember to cook them in my slow cooker)
American Red Beans and Rice* (Didn’t make this a few weeks ago), zucchini/squash blend
Pizza quesadillas (Pepperoni*, mushrooms, spinach, jalapenos*), fruit, leftover breadsticks
Yogurt, fruit, granola if I decide to make some
Frozen sausage patties* on English muffins* with cheese*
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!