Oh. My. Goodness. We are STILL eating Thanksgiving leftovers. I haven’t had to cook since Thursday! As such, I really didn’t need much for dinners this week. I bought a bunch of chicken a few weeks ago and turned it all into freezer meals (Look forward to a future freezer meal plan!), so I’m using this week as a light pantry meal week. We’re also eating out twice, so that really helped with the grocery budget, too.
With the extra money, I decided to buy a lot of stuff to fill the pantry- cans of tuna, an extra turkey, bread, butter… I’m really loving these butter prices! $1.99 a box is my stock-up price; I have 4 boxes in the freezer right now, but I plan to do a lot of baking this Christmas so I’ll probably need to buy more. Who else loves baking Christmas cookies?
It’s kind of a boring food week, but here’s what I bought and what we’re eating:
Gas pills: $3.30
White whole wheat flour: $2.99
Sandwich bags: $2.00
Pumpkin Life cereal: $2.29
2 boxes butter: $1.99 each
Baby wipes: $1.29
2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.79 each
Frozen chicken patties: $3.59
2 bags frozen stir fry veggies: $1.49 each
4 cans tuna: $.68 each
Sriracha sauce: $1.99
Tomato paste: $.39
2 bags chocolate chips: $1.49 each
Butternut squash: $1.49
Cottage cheese: $1.79
2 cans pumpkin: $.79 each
Ground beef: $3.19
Kerrygold cheese: $3.49
2 dozen eggs: $.99 each
Strawberries: $3.49. I hate paying that but I’m desperate for Allison to eat something healthy!
Total: $44.60 after a $10.00 off coupon I received in the mail
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
4 loaves Sara Lee Artesano: $.50 each
Hamburger buns: $1.00
Hand soap: $6.98
Turkey: $7.96. They were marked down to 58 cents a pound.
Shredded cheddar: $11.98
Weekly Total: $83.70. We had an overage from last week.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Hawaiian chicken* (In freezer), rice, roasted broccoli
Buffalo chicken sandwiches*, roasted butternut squash
Spaghetti and homemade meatballs
Grilled cheese and bagged potato soup* (Ended up not making this last week)
Dinner out with family
Date night dinner
Breaded chicken sandwiches on homemade biscuits
Yogurt* with granola
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!