Man, I just did not know what to make this week. I think it was because I tried meal planning while in a food coma from Thanksgiving dinner, haha. I knew that one of the things I wanted to do was buy another frozen turkey to use later, and I needed to spend at least $20 at Meijer to get the turkey for half price. I do most of my shopping at Aldi, so I had to get creative in what I bought at Meijer and the meals I was going to make. Overall I did pretty good, and stayed on budget! Let’s see what I got.
2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.95 each
Kidney beans: $.59
Diced tomatoes: $.55
Pretzel sticks: $1.29
3 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Peanut butter: $1.49
Parmesan cheese: $2.49
Vanilla extract: $1.99
Cream cheese: $.89
Sweetened condensed milk: $1.29
Bag of black beans: $2.29
Olive oil: $2.99
Total: $33.62. Forgot to buy a block of cheese while I was here so this total will be higher later!
Whipping cream: $1.50
4 cans Del Monte vegetables: $.49 each
- Used $.40/4 coupon from newspaper
- Final Cost: $.39 each
Frozen corn: $.99
2 jars hot salsa: $.99 each
American singles: $.99
Pita bread: $1.79
Folgers coffee: $3.99
Scotch tape: $3.29
- Used $1/1 coupon I found next to the tape!
- Final Cost: $2.29
Total: $21.74. This was also after a $7.00 reward I received last week!
Fig bars: $7.88
Chocolate chips: $7.68
Total: $2.87 thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $58.23
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Banana pancakes* (In freezer)
Allison’s breakfast and lunch
Breakfast: Banana pancakes, Cheerios
Lunch: Crackers, cheese cubes, apple slices
What’s for dinner this week? Share in the comments!
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