Menu and Groceries - Week of October 25, 2015

Goodness - it's that time of the week again, isn't it?

Heave a big sigh of relief with me that we're threw midterms and on the home stretch for fall semester!  I know, I know; it seems like it's way too soon for all of that.  From here on out though, it will go FAST.  And then it's the holidays - and you all know how busy that is!  We only have about 8 more weeks to go until finals and then Christmas.

John and I stopped at one store after a rare dinner out on our second actual date out this month.  We're at an age where the children have events for church or school and parents don't need to attend with them. So we went out for dinner at a little hole-in-the-wall cheap cafĂ© we like and then stopped to buy groceries at the end of a Saturday afternoon and early evening event that the children had.  We were all home and tucked in for the evening by 815pm too!  Love that.

We spent our last $24 that we had for this week and we bought the following (I think John recycled the receipt - I swear it was right on the table not 10 minutes ago!):

56oz roasted peanuts
3 15oz cans black beans
2 cans soup
Approx 3lbs Bartlett Pears
1 whole pineapple
5lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
5lbs all-purpose flour
5lbs yellow onions

Earlier this week we used about $10 from savings to stock up on toothpaste and laundry detergent since the prices were too good to pass up.  We should be set for about a year with both.  The laundry detergent was such a good deal that I would have been pretty upset if we'd missed it.  We now have 4 bottles of laundry detergent in the laundry room cupboard and 4 tubes of toothpaste.  We were almost out of both.

Missy and Buddy played in a Go Fish! Tournament at church this week and brought home the grand prize - a huge box of individual bags of Goldfish snack crackers!  We're definitely set for snacks for quite a while now!  And I had no idea they were such good Go Fish! players!  We all love card games at our house, but still....
We have loads of apples, carrots, spinach, yogurt and milk left from last week yet so we'll be eating through those too this week.  Here's what we're eating:

Sunday, October 25:
    Breakfast: Toast with Peanut Butter
    Lunch: At Church  - Reformation Party
    Snack: Popcorn
    Dinner: Kielbasa, Fried Potatoes and Onions, Applesauce

Monday, October 26
    Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Fried Potatoes
    Lunch: Soup from the Freezer
    Snack: Goldfish  Crackers
    Dinner: Chicken Flavored Rice, Butternut Squash, Green Beans, Apple-Pear-Mandarin Orange Salad

Tuesday, October 27:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with Craisins and Almonds
    Lunch: Leftover Rice and Squash with Almonds and Craisins
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Vegetarian Marinara, Pasta, Pineapple-Mandarin Orange -Pear Salad

Wednesday, October 28:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Scrambled Eggs
    Lunch: Leftover Pasta
    Snack: Goldfish Crackers
   Dinner: At a school event

Thursday, October 29:
    Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
    Lunch: Leftover Pasta
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Turkey Barley Soup in the Crockpot, Cornbread, Apple Slices

Friday, October 30:
    Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes
    Lunch: Leftover Soup
    Snack Goldfish Crackers
    Dinner: Snack-y Dinner before  a Birthday Party (there will be food at the party but we're not sure if it's a whole meal or just snacks)

Saturday, October 31, All Hallows Eve (or Halloween)
   Breakfast: Buttermilk Coffee Cake, Apples
   Lunch: Salads with Chicken, Almonds and Pineapple
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

On to a new grocery cycle this week and I'm hoping to stock up on some meat - we're quite low after this week.  Down to a bit of fish, a packet or two of lunch meat and leftover cooked turkey and salmon.  That's what happens when the freezer is empty!  I'm hoping to stock up some next week if the sales are good.  Either way we'll build up to the holidays for sure!

What are you eating this week?


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