In case you missed it last week, I made some freezer meals to experiment with! This week, we’re going to be eating most of them to see how they turned out. I already tried the Stuffed Pepper Casserole but the rice didn’t cook (You can check out my Facebook post). So I bought the ingredients again, and this time I’m cooking everything on High instead of Low. If it still doesn’t work, I’ll need to change the recipe to where you need to cook the rice separately!
So because we’re eating mostly freezer meals, I had some extra money to buy staples- like vitamins, frozen veggies, and snack bars. Almost all Meijer brand items were 20% off last week, so I knew I needed to take advantage of some items we were running out of.
This is also my second week of saving $5.00 out of our weekly grocery budget to save for bulk purchases! I plan on buying toilet paper from Sam’s, which I think is around $22.00. But the package lasts us 6 months, so I’d say it’s a pretty good deal!
Here’s what we bought this week:
Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet
Kids Larabars: $2.50
Aidells Bacon and Smoked Gouda chicken burgers: $2.50
3 bags Smartfood popcorn: $.35 each
Bag of assorted snack bars: $4.00
Bag of Health Warrior bars: $4.00. I tried one and really didn’t like them, though.
Milano cookies: Free with purchase
2 cans Orange Vanilla Coke Zero: $.50 each
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Sour cream: $.89
Greek yogurt tub: $3.45
Half & half: $1.55
Dijon mustard: $.85
Almond milk: $1.79
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Bell peppers: $2.29
Loaf of bread: $1.09
Hamburger buns: $.65
Sliced cheese: $1.79
Block of colby cheese: $1.69
2 boxes strawberries: $1.29 each
2 dozen eggs: $.69 each
Dark chocolate chips: $1.69
Bananas, 2.02 pounds: $.83
Pads: $3.43, used $1.00/1 mPerks
Kids vitamins: $8.95
Butterball turkey bacon: $1.99
2 32-ounce bags frozen broccoli: $1.91 each
Natural peanut butter: $1.91
(Not pictured) 2 bottles Clorox Scentiva spray: $3.19 each- were Buy 2 Get $2.00 off, and used $4.00/2 mPerks- made them around $.39 each!
Weekly Total: $69.66. I also set aside $5.00 for a Sam’s run, so we’re right on target for our $75.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small group: Making Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Sloppy Joes* (From freezer), frozen broccoli
Chicken burgers, roasted zucchini
Turkey Chili* (From freezer), Cornbread Muffins
Salami, sliced cheese, strawberries, pretzel sticks*, hummus
What’s on your menu this week? Leave a comment and let me know!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.