I have been on a pumpkin buying (and eating) kick this past week. If you couldn’t tell already, I’m kind of a pumpkin fan! Look forward to a list later this week of my top pumpkin picks; but for now, I’m going to keep stuffing my face.
This week I’m also trying something new: Instant rice! Strangely enough, I don’t think I’ve ever bought and used instant rice. I just happened to be out of rice; and the only non-instant kind Aldi had was organic, which was too expensive for me. So I decided to try instant! It’s not saving me any money, but maybe it’ll save some time in the kitchen.
I think (hope) this is the last week of summer weather. This 90-degree weather can stop now, it’s Fall! From here on out, expect a soup recipe almost every week; soup weather is almost here, I’m counting down the days. Here’s everything I bought this week:
Pillsbury pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls: $3.99
- Used $.55/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Final Cost: $1.74
2 packages pads (Not pictured): $3.99 each, were BOGO 50% off
4 bags Snickers: $1.99 each after the Buy 4, Save $4.00 event. Donating these to church.
- Used $2.00/3 coupon from the newspaper
- Used $2.00 off catalina I received from my last visit
Milk (Not pictured): $1.89
2 packages zucchini: $.79 each
2 packages broccoli: $1.59 each
2 packages green bell peppers: $1.69 each
2 cups yogurt: $.35 each
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Cottage cheese: $1.79
Pumpkin cream cheese: $1.49
Baby wipes: $1.29
2 cans diced tomatoes: $.45 each
Kidney beans: $.55
Instant brown rice: $1.49
Fruit pouches: $1.49
Parmesan cheese: $2.29
Ground turkey: $1.89
Pita chips: $1.99
Weekly Total: $62.36
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chili (Recipe from the Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, page 284), cornbread
Broccoli cheese baked potatoes, grapes
Chicken breast*, roasted potatoes and zucchini
Refried bean* tacos* (Shells in pantry), roasted zucchini
Swedish meatballs* (Using meatballs in freezer), frozen peas*
Potluck party: Chicken salad on Hawaiian rolls, pumpkin chocolate chip scones (Will buy the items for this on Friday before the party)
Biscuits and gravy* (Sausage in freezer, and received a can of biscuits from MOPS)
Yogurt and frozen fruit*
Bell pepper slices, hummus, pita chips, string cheese, fruit pouches
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!