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!
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
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.
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
2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.95 each
All-purpose flour: $1.38
2 cans green beans: $.49 each
2 cans corn: $.49 each
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
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.
An asterisk (*) next to an ingredient or recipe means I already had that item in my pantry
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
Ham and egg cups* (Was going to make these for dinner last week, but ended up doing them as breakfast instead)
Baked oatmeal from freezer*
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!