What a busy weekend! We had two birthday parties this weekend (One of which being our own daughter’s), which involved tons of cleaning and prepping on Saturday. I also did all of my shopping on Friday, both grocery and birthday party, while Allison was in school; you should have seen me zooming down the aisles trying to get everything! But it’s all over now and now it’s time to recover.
I thought we were going to be in the red this week. Part of it was because I wanted to buy a bottle of carpet cleaner, which was around $8.00. That, plus a few other expensive items, put a damper on my budget! But it turns out we have just enough cleaner for the living room carpet I needed to do; and some of the items I bought weren’t as expensive as I thought, so now we have about $20.00 left. This is great because I apparently ran out of everything in the house last week (Tissues, honey, chocolate chips, peanut butter), and nothing at Sam’s Club is cheap! I’ll use some of this overage for this weekend’s shopping. Here’s what I bought this week:
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
6 loaves Sara Lee Artesano bread: $.50 each
1 box Party Cakes: $2.00
Thomas Pumpkin Swirl bread: $1.50
Idahoan potato soup: Free with Free Friday Download
3 bags Goldfish: $.99 each after Buy 4, Save $4.00
Irish Spring Soap: $2.99 after Buy 4, Save $4.00
- Used $.50/1 coupon from the newspaper
- Final Cost: $2.49
M&Ms: Free after Free Friday Download
Noosa yogurt: Free after Free Friday Download
Frozen tilapia: $5.49
Ground turkey: $1.89
Multi-colored peppers: $2.99
Green peppers: $1.69
6 cups yogurt: $.35 each
2 dozen eggs: $.49 each
Bologna: $.95. Allison claims she likes it (no judging) so I’m gonna see if she’ll eat it for lunch!
Bouillon cubes: $1.49
2 butternut squash: $1.49 each
Cheddar cheese block: $1.79
Diced tomatoes: $.45
2 gallons milk: $1.06
Fresh jalapenos: $.15
Cole slaw mix: $1.69
Mission tortillas: $1.99
Jennie-o ground turkey sausage: $3.29
3 Dannon pumpkin yogurts: $.88 each
Meijer granola bars: $1.99
Weekly Total: $59.26
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Grilled chicken* over spaghetti* and Parmesan cheese*, California veggies*
Meatloaf muffins, rice*, frozen peas*
Fish tacos, roasted butternut squash
Butternut squash chili, cornbread
Sausage and cheese English muffins*
Egg bake using leftover salami and cheese from Allison’s party
Turkey sausage and veggie egg bake for MOPS
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
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.