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Weekly Shopping and Menu 8/23

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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: 8/23/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

This week was definitely interesting! I had to buy dishwasher tabs from Sam’s Club, which was almost $15, so I had about $45 to spend on groceries. I had a plan, which involved buying stuff for an extra meal for a Sunday School brunch, but then I realized that because it’s NEXT Sunday, the 30th, I can just buy the ingredients for that next week because I do my shopping on Saturdays! So I suddenly had a lot of extra money left to play around with because I planned 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: 8/23/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Kroger

Cottage cheese: $1.00
Hormel Compleat meal: FREE with Free Friday Download
Whey protein bar: FREE with Free Friday Download
Jell-O pudding mix: $.99

Total: $5.67


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: 8/23/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

This was a trip I wasn’t expecting to make! I wanted to buy this stuff but didn’t have enough money, so I was excited to see I was able to buy them! They were part of Meijer’s Buy 8, Save $8 promotion so these were great deals.

Crayons: $.50
3 containers whipped cream cheese: $.79 each. I’ve become addicted to putting this on toast in the mornings!
2 packages Jell-O pudding: $.88 each

  • Used $1/2 Jell-O Cups (From 8/9 SmartSource)
  • Final Cost: $.38 each

2 containers Crystal Light: $.99 each
Kraft mayo: $1.99

Total: $7.78


 

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: 8/23/15 www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.95 each
All-purpose flour: $1.38
2 cans green beans: $.49 each
2 cans corn: $.49 each
Jalapenos: $1.49
Banana peppers: $1.49
Ground turkey: $1.89
Ground sausage: $1.99
Penguin crackers: $1.39
Italian seasoning: $.99
Sliced cheddar cheese: $1.79
Greek yogurt: $3.69
Tomato paste: $.39
Bacon bits: $1.29
2 bags salad mix: $.99 each. I usually just buy Romaine lettuce hearts, but they were out!
Graham crackers: $1.35
Eggs: $2.57
Butter: $2.89
Grape tomatoes: $.99
2 loaves wheat bread: $.89 each, marked down from $1.79! I froze both of them because I don’t need them yet. Should have bought more!
Gallon of milk (Not pictured): $1.69

Total: $29.89. The Aldi in our area just re-opened this week after 8 weeks of renovation, and they mailed out a coupon for $5.00 any purchase of $30.00 or more!
Weekly Total: $58.12. This includes the Finish dishwasher tabs from Sam’s Club.


 Menu

An asterisk (*) next to an ingredient or recipe means I already had that item in my pantry

Dinner

Pizza quesadillas* (Everything was left over from previous weeks; hurray for using up food!)
Caesar chicken sandwiches (Making the buns)
Burrito bowls using lentil taco filling from freezer*, rice*, and beans*
Tuna melts* (Tuna already in cupboard)
Chicken parmesan casserole* (This was on the menu last week but we didn’t need to make it!)
Having friends over for dinner: Lasagna, salad, homemade breadsticks, healthy no-bake cheesecake
Leftovers

Breakfast

Ham and egg cups* (Was going to make these for dinner last week, but ended up doing them as breakfast instead)
Cereal*
Baked oatmeal from freezer*

Allison’s Lunch

Grilled cheese, banana* (My dad gave us tons of bananas, which will make Allison very happy!)


What are you having for dinner this week? Share with us below!

Diana

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

I love seeing what other people buy and how they plan their shopping. Thanks for sharing!

Martha Kate

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

Love seeing all you got and your menu list! Great ideas. Xo MK

Alisha Barbara

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

Those Ham and Egg Cups look delicious!! I must try these for breaky, the egg would be nice and fulling!! Thank you for sharing! x

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