Sunday, November 2, 2014

Our $92 grocery trip + what's for eats this week

Our grocery budget is typically around $90 per week. When we have extra gas money, we will use that to cover anything over $90 that we spend. We had $103 that we could spend at the store; I anticipated our trip would be $98, but it came in significantly less at $91.18 (including 6% sales tax on applicable household items). I'm always quick to use Ibotta and Checkout 51 to get some money back from our grocery trips and I also need to check out Walmart's Savings Catcher app.


We did all of our shopping at Walmart and purchased the following items:
  • Loaf of frozen garlic bread
  • Whole carrots
  • Bag of oranges
  • Bananas
  • Applesauce
  • Organic cereal for Bug
  • Elbow macaroni noodles
  • Acorn squash
  • Fresh green beans
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • 2 packages of butter
  • Sour cream
  • Mushrooms
  • Asiago cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomato
  • 5 lbs. of ground beef
  • Butter-flavored popcorn oil
  • Gallon of organic milk
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Flour
  • Graham crackers
  • Canned peas
  • 4 pouches of organic food for Bug
  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Q-tips
For breakfast, I always have a banana, yogurt and granola bowl. Jason eats a piece of fruit and homemade bread, typically. Bug has a piece of fruit, a pouch of food, an egg or homemade bread. On an odd occasion, Jason will give green beans to her or something odd to us Americans.

Lunches are typically leftovers. If there are not enough leftovers, Jason and Bug eat organic macaroni and cheese. We have several boxes of this in the pantry.

Dinners for the week will be:

Homemade chicken nuggets, roasted acorn squash, roasted green beans, biscuits
Cheeseburger macaroni, green beans
Mushroom rigatoni bake
Penne noodles with pasta sauce, garlic bread
Tacos
Leftovers
Pantry/freezer dinner (basically whatever you can find!)

Snacks for adults and tots alike include:
  • Popcorn
  • Fresh fruit
  • Frozen products such as French fries, tater tots, etc. (Monster really loves eating these!!!)
Bug always has pouches of food, teddy graham crackers, cheddar bunnies, baby cookies and other assorted organic goodies in the pantry for her snacks as well.

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