Monday, April 4, 2016

Menu Plan Monday - $61 shopping trip this weekend and this week's menu

No photos today - my cable for downloading them is being a pain. Hopefully I'll get a photo of this week's groceries up later this week.  No promised though, you understand!  Update: Got it to work! Hurray!

John and I took a "date" to the grocery store one afternoon while the children were otherwise engaged and we spent $61 of our $160 for the month, so we have about $20-$25 for each week coming up. I'm hoping we have something left over at the end of the month to put toward either our CSA purchase or our medical bills.  We'll see if we get there!

Here's what we bought:

Fruit Loops $1.79
Ocean Spray Craisins 2 @ 2/$3 (coupon) = $3
Baking Powder $1.89
Tide Laundry Detergent $5.99 - $0.49 coupon = $5.50
Hormel Bacon 1 lb $3.99 (coupon)
3lbs Ground Beef $9.99 ($3.33/lb)
Whole Mushrooms $1.50
5lbs Yellow Onions $3.49
Frozen Fruit 1lb x 4(1 each mango, strawberry, raspberry & blackberry) @ 2/$5.00 = $10
Smart Balance 2lb $7.39
Greek God's Yogurt 32oz $3.79
1 Dozen Eggs $1.99
Crest Toothpaste $0.77 + Tax
Listerine Mouth Wash $5.99 - $1 coupon = $4.99 + Tax

Total $61 and change
Total saved: $12.39 (according to my store receipt - includes coupons and sales)

We had lots of fruit leftover from last week - apples, pineapple, bananas and a few clementine's that John brought home from an event at work. 

My Mom also sent me a huge container of cashews - she had made my children and my husband fleece lounge pants and I got cashews.  Thanks Mom!

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, April 3, 2016:
   Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast
   Lunch: Waffles, Sliced Strawberries and Bananas, Bacon
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner: Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Apple-Strawberry-Banana Salad

Monday, April 4, 2016:
   Breakfast: Strawberry-Mango Smoothies, Peanut Butter Toast
   Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti
   Snack: Crackers with Cheese
   Dinner: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, Tossed Salad, Strawberry-Apple Salad

Tuesday, April 5, 2016:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Almonds and Craisins
   Lunch: Leftover Scalloped Potatoes
   Snack: Homemade Soft Pretzels
   Dinner: Steak Stir Fry, Rice, Sliced Pineapple

Wednesday, April 6, 2016:
   Breakfast: Waffles from the freezer, Bananas
   Lunch: Leftover Stir Fry
   Snack: Yogurt
   Dinner: Brown Sugar Meatloaf, Roasted Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Pineapple-Apple-Mandarin Orange Salad

Thursday, April 7, 2016:
    Breakfast; Eggs, Maple Scones
    Lunch: Leftover Meatloaf and Potatoes
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Tossed Salad

Friday, April 8, 2016:
   Breakfast: Eggs, Mango-Banana Smoothies
   Lunch: Leftover Taco Soup
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

Saturday, April 9, 2016:
   Breakfast: Muffins, Mango-Pineapple Smoothies
   Lunch: Ham Sandwiches, Cut Veggies, Sliced Apples
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner: Out with friends

What are you eating this week?


  1. Your menu looks good for the week. Great shopping deals. Hope you have a great week.

    1. Thanks Stacey!

      You have a great week too,


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