So, I didn’t intend to go shopping at 6 different stores this weekend. I originally planned 4, which still sounds like a lot, but stuff happened. I heard there was a sale on sausages at Kroger Friday only (which I planned to buy anyway), and then I had money left over after everything, so we took a trip to the bread outlet store and I think we’re all set on bread items for awhile. I have a hoarding problem when it comes to my freezer. =)
I did get a lot of really good stuff, though. I’ve been utilizing my pantry a lot, a mixture of using up what’s in my pantry and then refilling it again in the same week. It’s been leaving me with a bit of money left over each week, which I then use to stock even more. I’m beginning to realize a lot of my trips look really intimidating, and I don’t want them to be! I just happen to have more time during the day to make grocery trips; it also helps that I have one child who doesn’t mind walking around stores with me. It’s just the best way for me to make the best use of our money and we really do save a lot doing this. I like to make it more of a family outing trip so it’s more fun for all of us! Here’s what I was able to buy this week.
2 dozen eggs: $.88 each
Chicken breasts: $7.99. They were $1.57 a pound, not bad!
2 bags cole slaw mix: $.99 each
2 mangoes: $.50 each
Hair spray: $2.09
3 boxes Curate bars: $.90 each, marked down. These were regular $5.99 a box, holy cow!
Green chiles: $1.29
Frozen stir fry vegetables: $1.79
2-liter of soda: $.79
Enchilada sauce: $1.19
2 packages Johnsonville chicken sausages: $1.99 each. I heard they were having a flash sale Friday only, so I had to check it out.
Campbells Well Yes! soup: Free with the Free Friday Download
Frozen tater tots: $1.65
2 heads cauliflower: $1.89 each
Pepperjack cheese: $1.69
Green bell peppers: $.59
Cottage cheese: $1.99
Pasta sauce: $1.99
Ground turkey: $1.89
Baby shampoo: $1.29
Dishwasher tabs: $8.48, was $1.50 off with the Instant Savings sale
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
2 loaves Sara Lee Artesano bread: $1.00 each
2 loaves Natures Harvest honey 7 grain bread: $.50 each
2 loaves Brownberry Whole Wheat bread: $.50 each
2 bags mini blueberry bagels: $.50 each
2 loaves cinnamon swirl bread: $.50 each
4 packages English muffins: $.50 each
Total: $8.00. I calculated the retail price was about $44.00; can’t beat that! Pretty much all of this is going in my freezer for later use.
Weekly Total: $68.38
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Superbowl party, made Taco Tater Tot Casserole
Chicken sausages on hot dog buns*, cumin lime coleslaw, baked pepperjack cauliflower
Chicken cooked in General Tso sauce* mixed with stir fry veggies and coleslaw mix, rice
Pizza pasta bake*, frozen broccoli*
Valentines dinner at church
Also making Banana Spinach Oat Muffins for Allison’s lunch
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!