Well, I wasn’t able to get down to 50 dollars this week, but we did manage to stick to 60 with a couple of superfluous buys thrown in there. We hit up Kroger’s twice and purchased a bountiful basket. I wasn’t at all impressed with Publix this week, so we stayed away. Here’s the breakdown:
Fruit and veg basket = 15 dollars.
1st trip to Kroger’s: two bags of M&M’s, a pack of cookies, bread, and milk = 12 dollars.
2nd trip to Kroger’s: eggs, bread, coffee creamer, four boxes of cereal, chicken breasts, two bags of Chex mix, two bags of mini rice cakes, pretzels, peanut butter, English muffins, and toilet paper. = 33 dollars.
Coupons used this week: 3 (2.55 saved)
Total spent = 60 even
So how does that translate into meals? Here’s the plan (at least for now) for our dinners this week:
Monday: Moe’s Monday
Tuesday: Chicken patties and corn on the cob
Wednesday: Grilled chicken salad and cauliflower popcorn
Thursday: Pasta night
Friday: Still not sure…probably something with yellow squash…eggs/rice/cheese/yellow squash? Another squash casserole? Or squash as a side and something from the freezer!
Usually we figure out the weekends when we get there…some combo of leftovers, eating out, play dates, etc.
Hopefully, we’ll do a little better next week, but I am pretty happy. As you can see, we all like to snack a lot! But I think we balance that well with lots of fruits and veggies.