|Last week, one of our suppers was homemade chili with toppings - broken tortilla chips, |
a little homemade salsa, sour cream, shredded cheddar and a green onion. We rounded
out the meal with sliced oranges - yum!
But first, a few grocery purchases since last time. My last posting showed a lot of produce and little else - this week's post steps over to 'the snacky side', hee hee.
King Sooper - Two bags of store-brand restaurant style tortilla chips. I had a coupon for .40 off one bag, so the total for both bags was $1.61. No photo...sorry...but I think you get the idea. :) They had 'cutie' oranges out as free samples - I got one and Daughter got one.
WalMart - There are some interesting things on markdown from time to time - this time I got seasoned sun-dried tomatoes in oil for .50 per jar. There were a lot - I picked up two jars. I've never really used them, but I see lots of recipes that call for them. I'll enjoy trying them out. I also got chips for Husband's lunch, ketchup, and the peanut butter cups (in the candy cane). They were on markdown and cost less than a single serving, plus we can easily share them. Also tampons - these little 8-packs are .88 each, so I get them if there aren't any sales or better deals. (there were not) Total at Walmart - $4.40.
|Total at WalMart - $4.40|
Total spent this month (so far): $19.94
Keep in mind, I have a well-stocked pantry and freezer I am working from. If you follow this series for a while, you'll see a day when I buy a crazy amount of meat or poultry - far more than we could eat that week - or an abnormal amount of cereal or oats or something. That will be some good sale and me re-stocking. :) To see what else we bought and ate this month, check this link:
Groceries and Menu - First Week of January
eggs or omelets with toast, pineapple
peanut butter toast, frozen fruit smoothies
cottage cheese on toast (with black pepper - yum!), oranges
oatmeal with applesauce, milk
muffins (if I make some), applesauce
leftovers from suppers when available
big green salads with vegetables, cheese, croutons & dressing
peanut butter, celery, apples and wheat-thins
beef tacos, Mexican rice, frijoles w/cheese, guacamole, oranges
minestrone, focaccia, cheese and apples
oven chicken strips, potato wedges, broccoli, pineapple sorbet
barbecue beef on buns, coleslaw, pineapple
ham fried rice with vegetables, mandarin oranges
chicken parmesan w/pasta and sauce, mixed vegetables w/herbs, peach cobbler
planned dinner out
muffins (if I make some)
warm cinnamon applesauce
frozen fruit smoothies
carrots and celery
That is our plan. I am working during supper time one night, and I'm teaching a class right after supper another night (The class is Dinner on the Table for Pennies on the Dollar - yay!), so those night will likely be the minestrone and the barbecue beef, though the fried rice could work for one of those nights as well. I usually spend some time on Monday doing whatever I can to prep for the next few days, so I'll likely make the minestrone that day, and I can make the focaccia, the taco meat, and prep vegetables for Monday through Wednesday, at least.
I hope you have a great week with good sales and tasty menus!
-Laura at TenThingsFarm