Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weekly menu:

Sunday: Chicken in the grill, corn on the cob and BC augratin pototes
Monday: Tacos
Tuesday: LO Pizza
Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, dinner rolls and salad.
Thursday: Anything that is still LO (tomorrow is trash day)
Friday: Ameghetti's King of the Hill Sandwiches, chips and cookies (free from work)
Saturday: Sloppy Joes, Green Beans, Apple sauce, Cottage cheese (Dad came over to help me hang a new light so we combined things from my pantry/freezer and Mom brought over her dinner items)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Coupons to use

My first real trip back to the stores only because I had register rewared/catalinas that needed to be used before they expired. I know that for the ALL YOU Grocery Challange is supposed to only include groceries but I don't shop seperately and it is just a pain to seperate it out before I need to:


Walgreens trip -
1.50 NY Bagel chips 1.00Q
1.50 NY Pita chips 1.00Q
0.69 Snickers (free Q)
0.89 Kleenex x2 .50/2
2.69 Hefty One Zip Baggies x2 BOGOF (.75 x 2)
1.00 Pilot 2 Pen
0.39 10 Pack pencils x2

- 5.00 RR
Total after coupons: 1.69 (1.10 on gift card and only .59 OOP cash) Recieve another $1.00 RR

Shop N Save
0.98 MM Pink Lemonade 2 L (free wyb watermelon)
2.00 Jolly Time Popcorn x2 (1.00/2)
1.67 Pickle Relish
1.00 McCormick GM Marinade x6 (.50 x6)
2.50 Watermelon

-4.00 RR
Total after coupons 6.45 on GC $0.00 OOP


2.69 2-3 packs Extra and Wrigleys Gum 6 total (1.00 x6)
5.00 4 Starbuck Frappacinos (1.00 x 4)
1.69 2 Mars candy bars
3.99 Goody Ouchless headband (1.00) 3.99 MIR
0.25 Walgreens tape x 2 (fillers)
6.49 Tide 2x 32loads (1.00)
-10.00 RR
Total OOP 3.91 cash

1.00 Sweet Peppers x2
3.34 Lettuce
7.15 Pork Steaks (2 meals)
4.25 Bratwurst
2.00 C&H Sugar x4 (2.00 x 4 - free wyb 10 pks Kool-Aid
0.10 Kool-Aid x 40
2.10 Local Grown Peaches (4)
-4 RR
Total OOP 19.75
I never did get to the store last week so we just continued to eat out of the pantry, freezer and garden.
Sunday - Pork chops, Noodles, Frozen Veggie
Monday - Veggie lasagna, salad, take and bake bread
Tuesday - Soup and sandwiches
Wednesday - Turkey breast, mashed potatoes and Frozen Veggie
Thursday - Left overs to clean out the fridge
Friday - Hot dogs, grapes, chips, veggies and dip
Saturday - Lil Ceasars Pizza (Electric went out and I just didn't feel like grilling anything) $15.92 for 3 pizzas - we only ate one.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Week 1 of the Grocery Challange.

This week I only plan to run to the store later today or tomorrow before Flori's Softball game for some coffee creamer and fresh fruit/veggies for the week. Everything else has already been stockpiled so we will be eating out of the pantry. This weeks line up:
MON:Grilled Chicken Salad with dressing of choice.
TUE: Taco Bake with fresh lettuce and tomato - cheddar cheese and sour cream.
WED: Sloppy Joe on Bun with veggie salad
THU: Planned over Chicken, Frozen mashed potatoes and green beans.
FRI: Trout (caught by DH) Mac and cheese with veggie salad and mixed frozen veggies.
SAT: Homemade Pizza - whole wheat dough, sausage and cheese. Veggie salad.
SUN: Spaghetti and Meatballs, cheese garlic bread and veggie salad.

Breakfast most days include cold cereal (probably not the best choices but this week I got 10 boxes of Kellogg's cereal for free). Milk and fruit (peaches, bananas, grapes or cherries this week)

Lunch is usually left overs from the dinners or the old standby peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with pretzels or chips and fruit or cut up veggies.

Snacks include fruit and cut up veggies ( I cut up carrots, celery and sweet peppers, we like this with ranch dressing or hummus). Fruit snacks (free a couple of weeks ago) Chex Mix and Mango/Banana smoothies are some of the splurges.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

All You Grocery challange starts tomorrow.

All you magazine has started a grocery challenge. Spend $25 per person in your household per week on groceries for a month. So for my family of 4 this means a $100 grocery budget per week. Part of the challenge is to also include healthy options and I have also challenged us to eat a lot of locally grown items. The challenge starts July 13. I will be sharing recipes and meal ideas as I try to win $1000 grocery card:)

I am thinking that I should do very well since I already spend less than this per week now. The garden is coming along nicely and I currently have yellow squash and green beans to harvest and use this week. Tomatoes, lettuce cucumbers, zucchini and spaghetti squash are all growing great and will be ready within the next week or so. I also feed my sisters 2 boys dinner 3 nights a week so I am not sure how to count them but I am sure it won't be any problem.