This week felt spendy. I didn't find any great sales on fresh potatoes (I thought there might be some for St. Patrick's Day), so I went ahead and bought some because we were out of them. I don't think the price was too bad - 2.47 for 10 lb. I bought rather a lot of cabbage too, at .19 a pound for organic. We will have some for slaw and other more immediate uses, but most of it will be shredded and salted for kraut. I've always wanted to try making it, and I just can't beat that price, so it seems that now is the time.
I also bought a case of 12 cans of Mexican style beans that were on markdown for .25 a can, some celery, grapes, ketchup, sour cream, tortilla chips, potato chips for Husband's lunches, a great big onion and 4 canisters of frozen juice. Husband stopped at the bread outlet for two loaves of bread so I can take one to church on Sunday - the other one is for making croutons. At the Asian market we picked up won bok and bean sprouts.
We used $4.40 in coupons and paid about $25.00 for everything. A fair amount of what we bought this week will last into the next week too. I'm pretty sure we won't be eating a 12-flat of beans in one week, nor will we drink that much juice...plus, the kraut is definitely not all for right now.
We also used the gift card at Sam's to get some items - pretzels, big cans of tomatoes, a canister of hot cocoa mix and some nacho cheese. Other than a bag of pretzels, I doubt any of the rest of it will even get opened this week. The gift card was free, so there was no cash expenditure for those items. We also had a voucher for a free take/bake pizza that we redeemed.
We have $32 for the rest of the month. We also have a $25 store credit on our loyalty card at King Sooper - we got that free for transferring a prescription. That should be plenty. Truth, our cup runneth over.
We also have lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, apples and oranges from last week, so it should be fairly simple to put meals together.
So...what shall we eat this week? Here is the plan:
Breakfasts - Some Will Repeat
cereal, milk, fruit
pb toast, fresh fruit
pancakes w/applesauce, milk
eggs, toast, orange wedges
leftovers from supper, when available
big garden salad w/greens, carrots, croutons, nuts/seeds, diced fruit, dressing
pbj on wheat, carrot sticks, applesauce
ants on a log
Suppers (we didn't get to some of these last week, so I scooted them to this week)
shoyu turkey, rice, kimchee, bean sprout salad, orange wedges
sliced smoked sausage, spiral pasta, tomato sauce, garden salad, green beans
baked chicken w/herbs, baked potatoes, sweet corn, orange wedges
chicken noodle soup w/carrots and celery, salad, pan rolls, grapes
shrimp tacos w/slaw, fruit salad
ham fried rice with vegetables (carrots, celery, cabbage, onion, bean sprouts, water chestnuts), orange wedges
nachos w/lots of toppings, orange wedges
What's on the menu at your place?