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!
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.