I have leftovers, guys. So many leftovers. Like, I feel like I won’t have to make dinner at all next week. Part of why our grocery budget has been so cheap is because I plan a meal but never make it, so I push it to the next week, but we still don’t make it and now I have a SECOND meal that I never made… so I have all this food and not enough days in the week. It’s not a bad problem to have! So we stocked up a bit on things and are still having cheap dinners. Let’s see what I got!
Chicken sausages: $13.98
5 pound bag shredded cheddar: $11.98
Total: $3.00 out of pocket thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
Foam plates: $1.99
Frozen vegetables: $.89
Bigelow tea: $1.99
2 boxes butter: $2.50 each
5 cans diced tomatoes: $.55 each
Cream of chicken soup: $.49
Olive oil: $2.99
Pumpkin chips: $.49 on clearance
Greek yogurt: $3.69
Green bell peppers: $1.49
Fruit cups: $1.69
Blueberries: $2.99. I hate paying that price, but I knew Allison would eat them.
Rice cakes: $1.99
Bananas: $1.28. Marked down to $.25 a pound!
Pull ups: $4.99
Fels-Naptha soap: $1.29. We use this to make our own laundry detergent!
Weekly Total: $52.20
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Buttermilk biscuits with ham* or sausage patties*
Greek yogurt with Meijer granola*
Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch
As you can see from the above, one way I stretch my budget is use part of a meal multiple times. For example, at first I only wanted to make buttermilk pancakes, but I knew I’d have a lot of buttermilk left over. So I’m going to make some extra batches for breakfast, and then I decided to have buttermilk biscuits with the chicken pot pie, and make extra biscuits to use for breakfast, too. Pancakes freeze quite nicely and are great for quick meals!
What’s for dinner this week? Share with us in the comments!