This week I am putting myself on a grocery budget. Lately I have been going to the stores every other day purchasing random items at full price and with coupons. I justify it by saying it’s something that we NEED. In the past I would make a meal plan for the week and only shop for what we needed. Today I went through the refrigerator and both freezers to come up with a menu for the week. The boys will be home this week on Fall Break, so this week I have to include breakfast and lunches at home.
For breakfast we will have either cereal with milk, frozen waffles (we have a freezer full), oatmeal or boiled eggs with toast. Lunch will consist of wither tuna, pb&j, or egg salad sandwiches with fruit.
Our dinner menu looks like this:
Friday – Take and bake pizza from Aldi @ $4.99
Saturday – Pigs in a blanket with tropical fruit salad (all ingredients on hand)
Sunday – Salisbury steak made with ground turkey @ $3.29 for a pack, potatoes, corn & dinner rolls (all ingredients on hand)
Monday – Crock pot Pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, side salad with home fries (had to purchase the BBQ sauce @ $.99)
Tuesday – Tacos (all ingredients on hand) with the exception of the ground turkey @ $3.29 for a pack
Wednesday – Grilled cheese sandwiches with apple sauce (purchase cheese from the Dollar Tree)
Thursday – Fried chicken, rice & pork and beans (all ingredients on hand)
Friday – Breakfast for dinner/French toast, eggs and sausage
I was able to score 3 loaves of bread from Aldi @ .50 each!
This week Aldi’s eggs were $1.59 for a dozen so I bought the eggs from the Dollar Tree and saved a few pennies
My grocery list at Aldi consisted of:
$2.99 Milk $2.99
$6.58 2 ground turkey
$1.50 3 loaves of bread
$.99 BBQ sauce
$1.39 Apple juice
My grocery list at Dollar Tree consisted of:
$3.00 3 packs of eggs
$1.00 pack of cheese
By shopping in my pantry and only buying what I need I pulled off one week’s worth of groceries and feed my family of 6 for under $25.00!
I will make a batch of chocolate pudding and some cupcakes for sweet treats throughout the week.