|$8.19 at Wal-Mart|
|Minus the soda (explanation below), the total for both of the above photos was $13.64.|
Safeway sent me another $5 off $20 purchase coupon, and then there were some really good prices for chips, which is why there's a photo full of them. They sent me a Just-4-U price of $2.14 per bag, which I loaded to my card. They were also buy one, get one free with club card, so the chips were $1.07 per bag. The Muenster cheese and the turkey were $5 a pound ($5.30 and $3.75, respectively). The corn pasta was on sale for $1.49 and the gluten free penne was on clearance for $1.54. This didn't total $20, but I wanted soda. Coke was $5 for 4 two-liters, so I got those, and paid for them with my allowance money. (I am the main soda drinker here, and I refuse to use grocery $$ to pay for it.) I was happy to use the sodas to put the total over $20, because that took the extra $5 off making the total for everything but the sodas $13.64.
If you look at last week's purchases, you'll see a lot of produce. We've eaten a lot of it, but we still have a lot left, so we didn't buy any more produce. We need to use what we have on hand.
Total spent this week: $21.83
Total spent this month: $108.57
Then...the gallon of milk that was supposed to be good through the 22nd curdled and got stinky on the 18th. This has happened a couple of times with milk from that particular store, but not from elsewhere...so I don't think it's my fridge. I returned the milk, and they refunded me $3.08. I told the cashier I had likely price-matched it for around $2, but she said that without a receipt, she couldn't really make it a different price, and not to worry about it. This morning when we needed milk we got some shelf-stable rice milk from our pantry and used it (gotten free w/coupons a while back), and we'll continue to use it the rest of the week.
Adjusted spending for the month: $105.49
Previous posts in this series:
|last week: pork shoulder in the crock pot with Hawaiian alaea salt|
|that night at dinner: kalua pork, rice, kimchee, Saigon bok choy saute', bean sprout salad, nori and sliced oranges|
Menu for This Week
cereal, fruit, milk
cinnamon rolls, applesauce, milk
peanut butter toast, fresh fruit, cocoa
eggs with meat, potatoes, cheese, etc, fruit
generally, leftovers from previous day's supper, unless there aren't any
frozen soups from the freezer
PBJ, carrots and celery, apples or oranges
cheese and crackers, raw vegetables, fresh fruit
|home-made kimchee (yummy-yum!)|
pasta w/meat sauce
canned pears in juice
grilled chicken salad
fruit salad w/pecans
king ranch chicken
marinated grilled turkey
rice and kimchee
Well, that's the plan. The king ranch chicken is a new recipe for us, and I'm eager to give it a try. How is your planning going? Leave a comment and let me know what you're cooking this week!