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Weekly Shopping and Menu 11-7-16

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Want to know what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Click for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 11-7-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

This week I challenged myself to create dinners using what I had in my pantry, and I think I succeeded! We had a number of things in our freezer, including pulled pork my mom had brought over last week and a potato soup I made using like everything in the fridge I knew I wasn’t going to use up. Because of this, I had a lot of money to spend stocking up on random things, and still have a bit left over to buy our Thanksgiving turkey this week at Meijer. They’re only 59 cents a pound when you spend $30! I bought a lot of little random things this week that I felt like didn’t need pictures: 2 bags of discount M&Ms from Target, little things from the Dollar Store for MOPS… all of that is reflected in the total cost below.

I also just want to add: You’ve probably seen pancakes on our menu every week for awhile, but to be honest, I haven’t actually made them at all. We’re a small family of 3, and Allison won’t eat leftovers (Heck, she won’t even eat it the first time for dinner), so sometimes at the end of the week we’re left with a lot of food. We end up having two leftover nights, which works out because we save money and we don’t waste food. Pancakes on the menu is usually code for “This is a backup if we don’t have leftovers”, haha. But pancakes are cheap, easy, and I always have the ingredients. Here’s what I bought this week:


Want to know what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Click for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 11-7-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

2 binders: $.59 each
Hand soap: $1.00
Sour cream: $2.19, made free using a coupon from Influenster
Country Crock: $3.49, made free using a coupon from Influenster
Bananas: $4.07
4 boxes Cheerios: $.99 each

2 bags Earthbound Farm baby carrots

Total: $9.24


Want to know what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Click for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 11-7-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Kroger

4 bottles Clorox toilet cleaner: $1.49 each after Mega Sale

5 boxes Ronzoni pasta: $.49 each after Mega Sale
2 jars natural peanut butter: $1.50 each
Hershey Kisses: Supposed to be free after Free Friday Download, but rang up as $1.00, oops
Swiffer duster refill: $6.99 after Mega Sale

Total: $17.84


Want to know what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Click for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 11-7-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Greek yogurt: $3.49
Pineapple chunks: $.99
Sweetener packets: $1.69
Grapes: $2.99
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Spinach: $1.79
Italian seasoning: $.99
Peppermint extract: $1.99
Parmesan cheese: $2.49
Chocolate syrup: $1.49
Green peppers: $1.49
Almond milk: $1.99
Whipped cream: $2.29
Milk: $1.69
4 cans tomato pastes: $.39 each

Total: $29.42
Weekly Total: $68.05


 Menu

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

Dinner
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken*, rice*, frozen broccoli*
Tortellini* and freezer meat sauce*, salad
Taco salad* (Using chicken from freezer)
Freezer potato soup*, garlic toast* using bread from freezer
Pancakes
Leftovers

Breakfast
Bagels/English muffins from freezer* and cream cheese*
Eggs*
Peanut butter Cheerio bars
Smoothies (Bought a ton of bananas to freeze… will put bananas, milk, PB2 powder, spinach, maybe carrots)

Allison’s lunch
Pizza Lunchables (Cutting out mini circles from leftover tortillas, making slow cooker pizza sauce, leftover pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese), banana

What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!

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