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Weekly Shopping and Menu 5-16-16

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We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-16-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Click here for an explanation on how we’re eating for $30 a week!

Very slowly, we’re transitioning into eating solely for $30 a week. The only meal-like items in our freezer are a few bean and cheese burritos and two spiral hams, one of which I may use next week. Other than that, we’re pretty much on our own! If this week is any indication of what’s to come, I’d say we’re doing pretty good! John (half) joked that once he gets a job again, we should just stay at $30, and while I agree that it might be easy, I feel antsy when there’s a good deal somewhere and I can’t stock up! The deal finder in me itches to stock up my pantry again.

I ended up getting a bit of free stuff this week. We received a Kroger gift card from a special friend, so I’m using that just for really good deals, like the butter I got this week. I was also able to use my Swagbucks for a Sam’s Club gift card, and everything actually went according to plan this time! Let’s see what I got this week.


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-16-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

2 packages buns: $1.00 each. I usually make my own, but next week is busy and I’m feeling a bit lazy.
2 blocks of cheese: $1.00 each. I’m so mad; this is the cheapest I’ve ever seen block cheese, and I only had enough to buy 2, haha.
Canned olives: $1.00
Chobani Greek yogurt: $5.19, but got it for free thanks to an mPerk coupon. Make a $5.00 purchase and get it free, not bad!

Total: $5.00


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-16-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Kroger

Cheerios: Free thanks to a Kroger coupon in the mail
Colgate toothpaste: Free thanks to a Kroger coupon in the mail
Lindt chocolate stick: Free thanks to a Free Friday Download
Butter: $2.50

Total: $0.00 thanks to a gift card


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-16-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Bananas: $2.13
Eggs: $.89
Carrots: $1.29
Cheddar brats: $1.99
Sweet potatoes: $1.69
Pickles: $1.49
Zucchini: $1.29
Half & half: $1.89
Applesauce: $1.89
Mustard: $1.19
Tomatoes: $1.99
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Sour cream: $.99
Flour: $1.49
2 gallons milk: $1.69 each

Total: $25.38


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-16-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Sam’s Club

Hamburger patties, 40 count: $23.77

Total: Free thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $30.38


Menu

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

Dinner

Gnocchi mac and cheese*, frozen broccoli*
Rice and beans*, roasted sweet potatoes
Dinner with family: Brats, hamburgers, bacon ranch pasta salad, peanut butter banana bread
Sloppy Joes* (Meat in freezer), frozen corn*
Cookout with friends (Bringing the rest of the box of hamburgers)
Homemade chicken nuggets*, roasted sweet potatoes
Leftovers

Breakfast

Cinnamon roll baked oatmeal

Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast: Cinnamon roll baked oatmeal
Lunch: Carrot cake muffins, string cheese*, banana

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

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