As I put all of my groceries on the couch for this picture, and I almost ran out of room on the couch, I was reminded how blessed I am to not only have plenty to eat and feed my little family, but also to be able to have such a big variety! It’s so easy to forget how much I have.
Anyways…on with the groceries. I went to HEB and saved $9.81 (by “saved” what I really mean is spent less than the original price, because I did have to SPEND in order to “save” that amount).
- Saved $5.54 by buying generic brand
- Saved $.27 by buying on sale items
- Saved $4.00 by using in store coupons
At Albetsons I only bought a few things, all sale items (except the bananas, which right afterwards I saw they were cheaper at HEB, guess I need to finish my price book and carry it with me so I’ll know better next time). I saved $4.99 by buying sale items at Albertson’s.
I also went to Sam’s Club and bought some things. I was hoping I’d find some “Reduce for Quick Sale” hamburger meat, but didn’t. So I just bought it at full price.
My total for everything was $129.29.
$11.50 for toilet paper and some cleaning supplies.
$117.79 for food groceries, which I’m VERY pleased with! I tend to go crazy with my groceries the first trip of the month then leave only a little for the rest of the month, but I didn’t even spend half of my $250 a month goal! And I feel like I got lots of healthy food!
Here’s my 2 week menu plan:
Breakfasts: oatmeal, peanut butter granola (if I get around to making it), toast, eggs, smoothies, peanut butter power pucks
Snacks: fruit, popcorn, trail mix, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt popsicles (just yogurt poured into popsicle molds and frozen)
Lunches: Sandwiches (chicken, pbj, cheese or egg salad), bean burritos, chicken pasta salad, leftovers
- Giso and Sopa Paraguaya – Giso is a very common meal eaten in Paraguay, it can be made with rice or noodles, but my favorite way is with rice, hamburger meat and potatoes. Sopa Paraguaya is like a cornbread, but a lot better in my opinion. (I grew up in Paraguay as a missionary kid, hence this meal)
- Roast (bumped from last week, this will probably last us for at least 3 meals)
- Enchilada casserole, chips and salsa, sautéed zucchini
- Pizza (I want to make enough to freeze some), veggies and dip
- Stretched taco meat burritos, chips and fresh salsa, fruit
- Taco salad with leftover taco meat
- Grilled cheese sandwiches, steamed green beans
- Chicken burgers, homemade oven fries and salad