Monday, September 20, 2010
We have been spending way too much money on food!!! I have to cut back on our grocery spending! This week I was determined to not spend over $100. I decided to use some food we already had around the house and only go to Aldi's. I ended up spending $80.69! Yay!
Here is my menu plan for the week:
Breakfast: Cereal (which we had plenty of from last week), waffles ($1.29), muffins (from pantry staples)
Lunches: lunch meat sandwiches (ham $2.99), ramen noodles, PB & J, leftovers
Monday: Hot Dogs & Brats, French Fries, Grapes (Buns $0.79, Grapes $2.48, Brats $2.29) Had hot dogs and partial bags of french fries)
Tuesday: Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs (Pancake Mix $1.39, Syrup $1.49, Bacon $2.89, Eggs $0.79)
Wednesday: Crock pot Potato Chowder ($5.50 for all ingredients)
Thursday: Red Robin - Noel's Birthday - her choice!!
Friday: Bubble Pizza ($4.82 for all ingredients)
Saturday: Homemade Mac-n-cheese and sandwiches (for the girls, we are going out) (had plenty of elbow pasta and bought sharp cheddar $2.99)
Sunday: Crock pot Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese ($9.41 for all ingredients, with extra chicken breasts and salsa)
Total for ingredients in meals: $34.84!!!
My groceries also included a gallon of white milk, 1/2 gallon chocolate milk, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, 2 hand soaps, butter, 2 boxes fruit snacks, 1 box fudge brownies, 1 box swiss rolls, 1 box rice crispy treats, 3 bottles of apple juice and a couple other odds and ends.
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