Earlier this week I organized my freezer and took inventory, and I had no idea we had so much stuff! It was mostly breakfast bars and about 6 bags of chopped bananas, but there were a couple dinners in there and so we’re eating out of the freezer as much as we can this week. We want to defrost it soon before we start our freezer meal month adventure in March. Speaking of, I’m attempting to set aside $10.00 each week from our grocery budget to help pay for some of the up-front costs of making a month’s worth of meals in one day. It definitely didn’t happen this week, but I’m aiming for next week! Let’s see what I got this week…. so many impulse buys.
Natures Harvest bread: Free after the Free Friday Download
Gala apples: $2.49
2 tubes Colgate toothpaste: $1.00 each
- Used 2 $.50/1 coupons from the newspaper
- Final Cost: $.50 each
3 cups CARBMaster yogurt: $.33 each. Impulse buys, I really wanted some yogurt!
Pull ups: $4.99
2 cups Dannon Oikos Triple Zero yogurt: $1.00 each. More impulse buys; I blame my friend Stephanie for saying these were good, I had to try them!
Frozen corn: $.89
8 containers of Crystal Light: $.99 each. I used a $4.00 catalina that I got earlier this week from buying 8 MORE of these, plus I got another $4.00 catalina for my next order!
2 packages strawberries: $2.00 each
2 bottles Coffee Mate creamer: $1.09 each, on clearance
- Used $.50/2 coupon from newspaper
- Final Cost: $.84 each
Banana peppers: $1.49
Pure vanilla extract: $1.99
2 blocks cream cheese: $.99 each
Cocoa powder: $2.19
Pretzel sticks: $1.29
Grape tomatoes: $1.49
Greek yogurt: $3.69
Romaine lettuce: $1.99
2 cans diced tomatoes: $.55 each
(Everything below not pictured:)
Shredded hash browns: $1.75
2 gallons of milk: $1.89 each
Cream of chicken soup: $.69
2 bottles coffee creamer: $.79 each, on clearance
Weekly total: $56.64
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Lentil sweet potato chili* (From freezer)
Lasagna roll ups* (From freezer)
Gnocchi* with jarred pasta sauce*
Homemade pizza* (Have pizza sauce in the freezer)
Dinner out for dad’s birthday
Dinner out with friends
Banana breakfast bars* (From freezer)
Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast: Banana breakfast bars*, strawberries
Lunch: Pretzel sticks, hummus, string cheese*, banana
What’s for dinner this week? I’d love to hear about it!