Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Apple Juice- $2.50
Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage- $2.14
Pizza dough (c)- $1.24
Bread dough (c)- $1.24
Grand Total: $32.20
Gerber puffs (c)- $2.20
Gerber mini fruits (c)- $2.75
Gerber meal (c)- $2.25
Kraft Mac&cheese 5pk (c)- $3.99
Storebrand soda x2 (c)- $1.00
Kraft singles- $3.50
Dz Eggs (c)- $2.39
2 gal Milk- $5.39
Sandwich kit (c)- $2.50
Lunchables x3 (c)- $1.66 each
Mandarin oranges- $2.50
Club card savings- $12.04
Grand Total: $30.46
Vons was doing Double Coupons (do they always?) so I got some great deals. The sandwich kit ended up only costing me $0.50!
So my total spent for the week was $62.66! I normally spend about $150. And I took out the cost of the formula because I have no control over having to buy that one (LoL) and my "grocery" bill was only $38.10.
Hopefully I can keep this up!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I just sat down and planned the next two weeks of dinners using my own "Pantry Challenge". I'm trying to keep the grocery shopping to a bare minimum and I'm actually excited about this week's list! Only 10 items and one is hubby's prescription med! I'll post my shopping list below. Thanks for hosting MPM, Laura!
Jason is out of town Mon-Wed this week so it's just me and the babies for Monday and Tuesday dinners.
Monday 5/26: Sandwiches, baked chips, apple slices
Tuesday 5/27: Grilled Cheese and Soup
Wednesday 5/28: Pancakes, Ham/Cheese Eggs, Hashbrowns
Thursday 5/29: Take Out (Dr. Appts)
Friday 5/30: Spaghetti sauce (from freezer), bow tie pasta, garlic bread, salad
Saturday 5/31: Ground Turkey & Black bean burritos, Spanish rice
Sunday 6/1: Homemade pizza (turkey pepperoni, sausage, olives)
Breakfasts: Eggs, waffles, turkey sausage, oatmeal, cereal, fruit
Lunches: Sandwiches, Leftovers, Soup, Freezer meals (pizzas, burrito, KidsCuisine)
Snacks: Popcorn, cereal, fruit, baked chips, pretzels, granola bars, crackers/cheese
Kraft 2% Singles
Diet Soda (store brand)
Hopefully I can keep from picking up any random things at the store!
Have a great week!
I just took an inventory of what I have in the freezer/pantry/spice cabinet and am going to try and figure out 2 weeks of meals using mainly those ingredients. I'm hoping to keep my grocery bill under $50 each week for the next 2 weeks. (Not including formula since I have no choice on that one!)
I'm also using coupons again, but there were no coupons at all in today's paper! Grr! I'm going to go get the LA Times later and hopefully there will be some in that one.
Wish me luck!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
On another note, we bought a Wii Fit yesterday! It was a tad expensive but it's really important for DH to start exercising to help control his diabetes/cholesterol. Neither of us are very into exercising but we are major gamers and it looked fun. I was concerned that it wasn't going to truelly be a workout. Let me just tell you, DH and I both played for 45 min each and had a blast! Not to mention, we were both sore and sweating afterwards. Definately a great investment for us! I wonder if it could be a tax deducation as a medical expense? LoL!
Everyone with a Wii should check it out!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
So every week I'll be posting with Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday's! I usually plan Wednesday to the following Tuesday but I plan pretty far in advance! Here's our week, starting tomorrow!
Monday 5/19: Turkey burgers with turkey bacon and cheese, corn on the cob, fruit
Tuesday 5/20: Turkey roast, stuffing, broccoli
Wednesday 5/21: BLTs (with turkey bacon), fruit, baked chips
Thursday 5/22: Cheddar Mac and Ham Casserole, corn on the cob
Friday 5/23: Shake N Bake chicken, broccoli, rice
Saturday 5/24: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
Sunday 5/25: Take out