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Weekly Shopping and Menu 11-22

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Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $60 a week? Check back every Sunday for a new week of shopping and menus! Week of: 11/22/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

So remember when I told you all that if I wanted to buy random things for us, I’d take it out of the grocery budget?

Yep, that happened this week. In full throttle.

See, I wanted to make some cute Christmas favors for two events that were coming up soon, but we needed to take the money from somewhere, so I decided to challenge myself. In a strange twist of fate, after I calculated the costs, I was left with $37 to spend on groceries. I knew that with Thanksgiving being this week, I wouldn’t have to spend money on an extra dinner, and I managed to get a bunch of cheap meals. Let’s see what I got!


Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $60 a week? Check back every Sunday for a new week of shopping and menus! Week of: 11/22/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

2 packages Kit Kats, 6-pack: $3.50 each
2 individual Kit Kats: $.82 each
3 boxes candy canes: $1.00 each
4 bags Hershey miniatures: $3.50 each

Total: $15.13. I had $11.50 in rewards from previous purchases, and got $1.50 off the Christmas candy in an mPerks coupon. I also bought a couple items for a MOPS secret sister that I won’t post here in case she reads this. 😉


Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $60 a week? Check back every Sunday for a new week of shopping and menus! Week of: 11/22/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Eggs: $2.39
Greek yogurt: $3.69
2 rolls sausage: $1.99
4 cans tomato paste: $.39
Tortillas: $1.39
Zucchini: $1.49
Carrots: $.99
2 cans tuna: $.65 each
Bananas: $2.14
Honey: $2.99
Spinach: $1.79
Milk: $2.49
Cream cheese: $1.69
Hummus: $1.99
Apples: $2.79
Sweet potatoes: $.99

Total: $33.96
Weekly Total: $49.09. This puts me almost $2.00 underbudget for the week because we were over by $10.00 last week.


 Menu

Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.

Side items: Sweet potatoes, apples, corn*, green beans*, rice*

Dinner

Homemade pizza* (Have pepperoni and cheese, will make own pizza sauce and dough)
Biscuits and gravy (Homemade biscuits), eggs
Pasta and sauce*
Tuna melts* (Have bread)
Quesadillas with cheese* and black beans*
Thanksgiving dinner
Leftovers

Breakfast

Sausage and egg burritos (Just cooking a roll of sausage and making scrambled eggs, then mixing together)

Allison’s breakfast and lunch

Breakfast: Muffins, Greek yogurt
Lunch: Banana, toast with cream cheese, crackers and hummus

I’m trying something new this week. I really want to make sure Allison gets some sort of veggies in her, so I’m adding shredded zucchini to the pizza dough and pizza sauce, and her breakfast muffins will have shredded carrots in them. I know some people think it’s a no-no to hide veggies in your kids’ food, but I’m desperate here! I still offer her the actual vegetables (in vain), so I’m just hoping she’ll come around eventually.

What’s for dinner this week? Share in the comments below!

 

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