Monday, November 10, 2014

Our $79 grocery trip + what's for eats this week

Because we used very little gas this week, we had $115 in our grocery envelope when we went to Walmart. I anticipated our trip would be around $92, given we purchased everything on our list. We also returned a few soda bottles that we had collected here and there. We skipped getting two items on the list - we didn't need one of the items after all and Walmart didn't have the exact item I was looking for for the other item.

Not only did we spend just $78.88 after the soda return, but we also spent quite a few dollars on items not on our list that we put in our cart anyway! We also had some items on our list that aren't for meals this week; I am slowly working on gathering everything we will need for a Thanksgiving feast at our home.

Here's what we purchased:
  • Unbleached flour
  • Honey crisp apples (4)
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Bananas
  • Fresh parsley
  • Bag of oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Cool Whip
  • Mozzarella cheese (2 lbs)
  • Jello pudding packages (2)
  • Butter (2)
  • Organic food pouches for Bug (4)
  • Egg noodles (2)
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Canned mandarin oranges
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Cream cheese (4)
  • Canned chili beans
  • Tomato paste
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Gallon of organic whole milk
  • Package of donuts (we ate these on the way to church for breakfast)
You can read what we eat for breakfast, lunch and snacks here.

Dinners for the week will be:
Swedish meatballs with buttered noodles and veggies
Mum's chili with bread
Chicken, mushroom, broccoli and rice casserole
Lasagna with bread
Dinner out as a family (will be using leftover grocery money for this)
Dinner out for date night (will be using extra money from working OT at work for this)
Dinner at our friends' house

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