Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a grocery/menu post. My grocery shopping was minimal this week. We have plenty of hamburger meat in the freezer so I didn’t need to buy any protein other than a bag of lentils, and we have a variety of things in the pantry. Plus a couple of the [...]

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How We're Eating for $42 This Week

How We’re Eating for $42 This Week

Wondering how 2 adults and 2 kids are eating for $42 this week? I’m sure plenty of ultra-frugal folks and queens of couponing do this all the time, but I usually spend closer to $100 a week….so what’s the trick? I’m doing almost all of my grocery shopping from my own pantry and fridge this [...]

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Groceries & Menu - Getting Back on Track

Groceries & Menu – Getting Back on Track

I was rather appalled as I was tallying up October’s expenses and our grocery bill was higher than it’s been in a LONG time! Not sure why, I guess when you don’t keep on top of things, they can easily add up without even being aware of it. So this week I’m making our menu [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

Earlier this week,  I had to run into Wal-Mart for somethings and decided to check the meat section, so glad I did because I discovered these reduced for quick sale treasures: How I tried to spend less: Generic brand – This is one of my favorite ways, cuz it’s so stinkin’ easy and doesn’t take [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

I spent $74.96  at Wal-Mart: And $5 at the Farmer’s Market: How I tried to spend wisely this trip: Knowing prices – I was going to price-match a large seedless watermelon at Wal-Mart, but saw watermelons for only $3 (with seeds) at the Farmers Market and opted for that instead. Buying reduced for quick sale [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

  This week I spent $79.89 on food groceries and $0 on toiletry items (yay!).   How I tried to save on this shopping trip: Buying in bulk It’s cheaper to buy bigger cartons of eggs, you can always put them in smaller cartons when you get home for convenience. Doing more cooking from scratch using [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

I spent $35.41 on all this (plus 2 granola bars not pictured that the kids ate on the way home):       Doesn’t look like very much food for a family of 4 does it? Well that’s because I’m trying to eat food I already have (which means using flour and yeast to make [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

When I asked all of you for questions, someone mentioned my grocery updates which I haven’t been doing. When we got here to the missionary training center and things got busier I slowed down a little on the number of blog posts and decided my grocery and menu posts were an easy one to cut [...]

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Menu Time!

Menu Time!

Breakfasts: Eggs, toast, oatmeal, grapenuts, yogurt or smoothies Lunches: Leftovers or sandwiches (turkey or grilled cheese) Suppers: 15 bean soup -We actually just had this tonight, but the beans didn’t get all the way soft. I tried a few and thought they were soft enough, but I guess because of the many different varieties in there, [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

I went to 3 different stores yesterday. At the Mexican store I spent about $3. I went to Walmart and spent $60.08. I price matched a 3lb. bag of apples for $1.99, pomegranates for 49 cents each and bananas for 29 cents/lb. Then I went to Gerbes and spent $11.35. I bought some produce on [...]

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