Do you ever have weeks where you’re gung-ho about making healthier meals, adding lots of vegetables, and feeling good about life? And then the next week it’s like “Eh, macaroni and cheese every day.”
I feel like I’m the second one this week.
And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like easy comfort food, and I was feeling particularly lazy about meal planning for this week. Part of it is because we’re eating out twice and didn’t have to use as much grocery money on dinners; plus I’m using stuff from my pantry which cut costs even more. BUT LOOK- FROZEN VEGGIES! When I saw Meijer had veggies on sale for $1.00, we ran there on Sunday evening, the day of the sale, to grab as many as we could before they ran out. Frozen broccoli is still missing for some reason, but I got a bunch of California veggies; no, of course seven bags isn’t overkill!
Next week will be better I think, but I’m happy about what I got. Especially Big Lots and their 20% off everything sale. Hello, Pumpkin Cheerios! So, when you look at what I bought this week, try not to judge me too hard!
7 bags frozen California veggies: $1.00 each
4 bags chocolate chips: $1.00 after the Buy 5, Save $5 event
1 bag Reeses baking chips: $1.00 after the Buy 5, Save $5 event
3 bags frozen peas: $1.00 each
6-pack Dr. Pepper: $1.99
International Delight Reeses creamer: $2.50
- Used $.55/1 mPerks coupon
- Final Cost: $1.95
Apple cider: $1.79, marked down
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
2 loaves Sara Lee wheat bread: $.50 each
Thomas pumpkin spice bagels: $1.00
No picture. Both pictures I took literally have fuzzy lines all over it and I can’t use them; how weird.
Ziploc quart-sized freezer bags: $12.12
Box of Dannon Greek yogurt cups: $12.98
Members Mark dish soap: $6.98
Total: $8.46 OOP after a gift card from Swagbucks!
2 bags Hawaiian rolls: $1.79 each
Sausage patties: $4.99
Hot sauce: $.85
Green bell peppers: $1.69
Roma tomatoes: $1.29
Deli turkey: $2.39
2 gallons milk: $1.07 each
2 cans pumpkin: $.79 each
Half & half: $1.69
2 blocks cream cheese: $.79 each
Green onions: $.79
Brown sugar: $.99
Diced tomatoes: $.45
2 boxes Pumpkin Spice Cheerios: $1.20 each
Belvita Protein bars: $3.20
2 boxes Sprout pouches: $1.60 each
Black beans: $1.04
2 liter Dr. Pepper: $1.32
Total: $11.26. This was after their 20% discount sale.
Barbie fruit snacks: $1.69
Autumn mix: $2.29
Weekly Total: $85.90. We had an overage from last week to cover this.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Annie’s mac and cheese* with frozen peas
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Black bean quesadillas* (Tortillas in pantry), roasted butternut squash
Deli turkey sandwiches, Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash
Eating out- pizza
Eating out- IHOP
Yogurt with frozen fruit* and Belvita biscuits
Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!