Tell me: What’s better than pumpkin spice?
Right now, nothing.
That’s why I went out and bought more pumpkin stuff to try. Namely, the Pumpkin Spice Twinkies and pumpkin granola. Pumpkin season is still upon us (Until December at least), so I’m taking advantage as much as I can!
Do you have a favorite guilty pleasure recipe? You know, the one that you know isn’t great for you but you make it anyway because it’s so good you can’t do without it any longer. For us, that recipe is Spicy Cheese Soup. Why isn’t it good for us? Because it uses a pound of Velveeta. I know, Velveeta is the devil. That’s why it’s a guilty pleasure! We love it though, so it makes our meal rotation every few months.
Other than that, this week was pretty standard (Save my impulse buys at Big Lots). Here’s what we bought this week:
Greek yogurt: $3.49
3 cans crushed tomatoes: $.79 each
Diced tomatoes: $.45
Stewed tomatoes: $.45
Kidney beans: $.55
2 cans tomato paste: $.39 each
Cooking spray: $1.49
2 yogurt cups: $.35 each
Block of cheddar: $1.79
2 dozen eggs: $.65 each
Butternut squash: $1.49
2 bags spinach: $1.49 each
2 rolls ground turkey: $1.89 each
Vanilla extract: $3.49
Cottage cheese: $1.79
Green bell peppers: $1.69
Half & Half: $1.69
Canned pumpkin: $.79
Multi-colored peppers: $2.99
White whole wheat flour: $2.99
Pumpkin Spice Twinkies: $2.50
Nutrigrain bars: $4.00
Garlic powder: $1.00
Quaker granola bars: $4.00
Pumpkin granola: $2.50
2 bottles hand soap: $1.00 each
Total: $11.10 after a $5.00 off coupon I got in my email
Honey (Not pictured): $13.96
Weekly Total: $93.56. We used the extra overage we had last week.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Pasta with meat sauce (Adding pureed celery, bell peppers, spinach, and carrots)
Lentil sloppy joes* (Lentils in pantry, bread in freezer), roasted butternut squash
Spicy cheese soup, grapes
Homemade pizza using my Bread Machine Pizza Dough
Dinner out- Chipotle
English muffins* and sausage patties* (All in freezer)
Yogurt and granola
Spinach and banana muffins (Adding cocoa powder and chocolate chips)
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!