Wow, is it almost the end of July already? And summer? Although this heat has been almost unbearable at times, I’ve really been enjoying this summer vacation. We’ve gone on trips, visited new parks, and just altogether having a blast with family.
But in 23 days (Yes I counted), Allison starts Kindergarten. WHAT. It’s already time to start buying school supplies, and this will be my first time officially doing so and I might cry.
I mean, this is the big kid school now. Allison will be in school ALL DAY LONG. She’s ready for it, definitely, and so am I. But wasn’t it just yesterday she was my (Not-so-little) 10-pound baby?
So over the weekend I made some freezer meals! My goal is to do this once a month for the next 3 months, and do something different each time. This month was all ground turkey, and I haven’t put any thought into the others yet. I made:
- Stuffed pepper casserole
- Turkey chili x2
- Sloppy Joe mix
- Taco meat
Six meals made in exactly one hour! Not too shabby. I’ll have the entire freezer meal plan up and ready in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned for details!
Here’s what I bought this week:
Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix: $1.79
Betty Crocker Chilled Treats: Free after mPerks coupon
Horizon milk boxes: $6.99
6 bags frozen vegetables: $1.00 each
Jell-o pudding mix: $1.00
5 cups Fage yogurt: $1.00 each, got one free from the 10 for $10 sale
Meijer tissues: $1.00, used a $1.00/1 mPerks coupon to make it free
Baking soda: $7.74
Kleenex tissues: $15.48
Maple syrup: $10.28
Total: $34.66, but got it for FREE thanks to gift cards from Swagbucks and Fetch Rewards! Sign up for Fetch and use code PV2QH and we’ll both receive 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt!
Bananas, 3.23 pounds: $1.42
Cooking spray: $1.49
Chili powder: $.95
Baby carrots: $.99
Grape tomatoes: $1.89
2 boxes blueberries: $1.49 each
Whole wheat hot dog buns: $1.29
Deli ham: $2.99
Rice cakes: $1.69
Russet potatoes, 5-pound bag: $2.99
Yogurt tubes: $1.55
Greek yogurt tub: $3.49
Hot sauce: $1.99
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Almond milk: $1.79
Sliced cheese: $1.79
Block of cheddar: $1.69
2 dozen eggs: $.69 each
Weekly Total: $63.93. I bought a couple things throughout the week so I’m right on budget and don’t have extra money besides the $5.00 from this I set aside for bulk purchases.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Hot dogs* (from freezer), air fryer roasted potatoes
Healthy Turkey Stroganoff, frozen veggies
Bean burritos from freezer*, roasted zucchini*
Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Energy Bites, scrambled eggs
Peanut butter rice cakes, strawberries, cheese, gogurt
Made ranch dip with the Greek yogurt, served with the carrots, cauliflower, and tomatoes Saturday night for a party
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
Friday 26th of July 2019
Link for stuffed pepper casserole is incorrect, takes you to fluffy pancakes.
Saturday 27th of July 2019
Oops, thanks Connie! I just fixed it. =)
Monday 22nd of July 2019
How do you like the air fryer? I put a bid on one at a silent auction I attended this weekend, but didn't win. I'm still thinking about purchasing one (or asking for one for my birthday!). What brand and capacity is yours? PS. I remember the first day of Kindergarten for my son. Before his teacher ushered the parents out of the classroom, she said "You are looking at the WHS graduating class of 2023!" I bawled all the way to the car! He will be a freshman this year : ) It just all goes by too fast.
Monday 22nd of July 2019
I have a Gourmia 5-quart! And I'm actually using it for the first time tonight with the potatoes. =) Seems easy enough, so I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!