Happy (almost) 4th of July! This weekend’s shopping trip was geared toward a cookout I’m hosting at my house (I like to go big). The good news is, we’ll probably have leftovers to last us a couple days! We also have a few days of eating out, which we don’t include in groceries, so I was able to stock up on a few things we were out of- like flour and yeast. I was hoping to buy chicken but it wasn’t on sale, so I have an extra $9.00 to spend next week if I can find good-priced chicken.
I’m being especially lazy this week, too. I’m normally pretty good at making some of my own food- like homemade biscuits, brownies, and baked beans. But honestly, I just wanted a low-key week; and sometimes that means buying pre-packaged stuff. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! It’s all about balance, and it keeps us sane.
Strawberries were 99 cents at Aldi! I bought 5 packages, and chopped and froze 3 of them. I like putting strawberries in my yogurt and now’s the best time to stock up because they’re in season. Now I just have to wait for blueberries to go to down to 99 cents. Here’s the rest of what I bought this week:
Chicken sausages: $13.98
Total: $12.47 after using what was left on a gift card
Hot dog buns: $.85
Whole wheat hot dog buns: $1.49
Sugar snap peas: $2.29
Bananas, 3.74 pounds: $1.01
Kettle chips: $1.39
Cheddar and sour cream chips: $1.09
5 containers strawberries: $.99 each
Ice cream: $1.95
Green bell peppers: $1.59
French onion dip: $.99
Baby wipes: $1.39
Cheddar cheese block: $1.69
Dill pickles: $1.39
2 cans biscuits: $.99 each
2 cans baked beans: $1.39 each
Brownie mix: $.85
Lime juice: $.99
Vinegar: $1.35, used a coupon from the mail
Jennie-o turkey sausage: $3.29
- Used a $1.50/1 mPerks coupon
White whole wheat flour: $3.49
5 boxes Crystal Light: $.99 each
- Used $.45/1 coupon from the mail
Total: $8.89. I had a $10 reward from prescriptions, and got another $2.00 off reward to use next time!
Weekly Total: $60.14
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Dinner out- Mom’s night
Burrito bowls- Chicken*, rice*, black beans*, bell peppers
Dinner out- Chinese buffet
4th of July dinner: Nathan’s hot dogs*, chicken sausages, baked beans, chips and veggies with dip, brownies with ice cream
Cheeseburger quesadillas (Ground beef*, shredded cheddar*, pickles, ketchup*, mustard*), frozen broccoli
Omelettes- Leftover chicken sausages, mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, cheese*
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!