I didn’t take a picture of my groceries this week. But on the bright side I didn’t have to buy any meat (other than sandwich meat) because I have a roast, whole chicken and some chicken breasts in my freezer! Yay!

I saved $6.75 at HEB:

  • Saved $4.43 buying generic brand
  • Saved $1.82 buying on sale items (ketchup, sweet potatoes, zucchini) I don’t think this counts the 2 items I bought on clearance because the packaging was damaged. I got a pack of 8 juice boxes for $1 and 8 lbs of cat food for $6, oh how I love clearance items!
  • Saved $.50 with Tabasco coupon I printed off.

My total in food groceries at HEB was: $52.70

I also went to Sam’s. I got cheese, salad mix and olive oil. And I spent $40 renewing my membership, which I think should count towards my grocery bill. My total at Sam’s (counting renewing my membership) was: $69.60

So my grand total for food groceries was: $137.20 bringing my total for this month up to $280.70, a little higher than my $250 goal, but I did spend $40 renewing my Sam’s Club membership. Hopefully my groceries will last for the next two weeks with only a small trip to the grocery store if I need produce or milk.

Here’s my 2 week menu plan:

Breakfasts: Chocolate zucchini bread (Recipe coming tomorrow, it’s my favorite sweet bread!), oatmeal, toast, smoothies, eggs, bananas

Lunches: Sandwiches, leftovers, bean burritos


  • Ramen noodle stir fry
  • Chicken spaghetti with sweet potatoes on the side
  • Pizza with salad
  • Chicken burgers with homemade oven fries
  • Chicken pasta salad
  • Bean Burgers (I’ve made bean burgers before, but it’s been a long time and I’ve never tried this particular recipe)
  • Roast (remember how I got buy one get one free?)
  • Stew made from leftover roast and if feel like it I might make whole wheat bread or biscuits to go with this
  • Bean burritos with fresh salsa, chips and avocados
  • Chicken strips  served over a salad
  • Leftovers

I have some brown rice leftover from last week. Any ideas on how I can use it? I’ve already wasted enough food this week, don’t want to waste more!

2 Responses to “Groceries and Menu”

  1. Left over brown rice: fry up extra veggies, onions, garlic, etc. and leftover meat (if you have it) then throw in the rice and fry up a bit more. Add soy sauce and an egg (just crack it and put it in then stir it as it cooks). It could be a main meal, or a side dish. You could also make a rice pudding. I have a stove top recipe that you add cooked rice to make a rice pudding. Mom

    • The rice pudding sounds nice, I’ve only made it where you have to bake it in the oven, but stove top sounds nice, cuz it won’t heat up the house as much. Can you send me the recipe?

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