I am a baking fiend this week!
I had this brilliant idea to bake Christmas cookies. Like, a ton. So yesterday, I holed myself in the kitchen and prepped 4 batches of chocolate chip cookies, and 4 batches of peanut butter blossoms.
Do you know how many cookies that is?
Too many, that’s how much. I baked half of each batch, and froze the rest to bake right before our vacation to Florida in a few weeks. I still have more to go, but at least I’ve got half of it done!
There were some amazing deals on baking stuff this week, like vanilla extract at Meijer. It was $1.49 per 1-ounce bottle, and Aldi’s is $3.49 for 2 ounces. I took advantage of that, plus butter at Aldi. $1.99 is my stock-up price, and I think I currently have 8 boxes, a couple of which were used up yesterday.
We’re back to a semi-normal schedule, with the exception of a family Christmas every weekend starting this coming up Saturday. Lots of comfort food on the menu, but I’m happy to be buying more fresh produce this week, at least! Here’s what I bought and what we’ll be eating:
Crest kids toothpaste: $2.59
- Used $.50 off mPerks coupon
Hidden Valley dressing mix: $1.49
Peanut butter: $1.99. It kills me to spend that much but I need it!
4 bottles McCormick vanilla extract: $1.49 each after Buy 5, Save $5. Great deal!
Hersheys cocoa powder: $1.99 after Buy 5, Save $5
Frozen broccoli: $2.00
2 bags Hershey Kisses: $3.33 each
4 cups yogurt: $1.00 each
Total: $27.06 after a $2.00 reward from last week
Brown sugar: $.99
4 bags chocolate chips: $1.49 each
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Chicken sausages: $2.99
Baking potatoes: $1.99
2 bags broccoli: $1.49 each
Grapes: $2.99, for Allison’s school snack
Coconut milk: $2.49, using it with iced coffee
4 boxes butter: $1.99 each
Cooking spray: $1.49
2 bags flour: $1.19 each
Half & half: $1.69
Eggs: $1.47, ouch. They went up in price quite a bit!
Reusable bag: $.89, because I left my bags at home, oops.
Total: $46.96 after a $5.00 off coupon I received in the mail
Weekly Total: $74.02
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Baked macaroni and cheese* (Already have cheese and pasta), frozen broccoli
Broccoli Cheese Soup, bread machine french bread
Slow cooker chicken fajitas* (In freezer), roasted potatoes
Chicken sausages, baked potato, roasted broccoli
Family Christmas (First out of 3)
Yogurt and granola*
Homemade biscuits with frozen chicken patties* (Bought last week)
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
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.