Grocery shopping and menu plan for this week....

Last week wasn't so crazy. I had a full tutoring schedule, but with all the rain we have been getting we spent much of our time at home. We did go out to eat last Wed at McDonalds and then took the kids to the library just to get out of the house! My plan was to take them to the park, but with all the darn rain that wasn't happening. 

This week I was able to shop at 3 different stores: Kroger, Dollar Tree, and Aldi's.

At Kroger I bought: 
2- 12 packs caffiene free coke--$3.49 each
5 gallons skim milk--$3.29 each
3 Old Orchard apple juice--$0.99 each, plus I had coupons equal to $1.50 off, so they were $0.66 each
3 musketeers bag--$2.00 minus $1 e-coupon so $1
Milky way bag--$2.00
Peppermint Lifesavers --$3.29
Potato chips--$1.88
Brownie mix--$1
Augratin potato mix--$1
2 Chocolate instant pudding mix --$0.99 each
smoked sausage--$1.29
Ground chuck--$3.69
American cheese--$1
Boneless, skinless chicken breast--$3.52
2.07 lbs grapes--$2.03
7.88 lbs bananas--$4.65
Total spent: $54.23

At Dollar Tree I bought: 
Dr Pepper
3- 2 packs of individual pizza crusts
Caramel creme bag
Licorice (Ben's treat)
Frozen lollipops (Rebecca's treat)
Mike and Ikes (Jacob's treat)
2 Hunt's Ketchup (-$0.50 off 2 coupon)
Total spent: $9.77

At Aldi's I bought: 
2 hamburger buns--$0.89 each
Deli rolls--$1.49
Hot dog buns--$0.89
Potato chips--$1.49
Case of water--$1.99
String cheese--$2.79
4 pints blueberries--$1.49 each
jar of jalapenos--$1.49
Golden delicious apples--$2.79
2 reduced sodium taco mix--$0.35 each
2 crescent rolls--$1.49 each
Whipped topping--$0.89
Peanut butter--$3.49
Pre-cooked sausage patties--$4.99
Cashew halves--$2.79
Bagel pizzas--$5.99
Dozen eggs--$1.79
12 containers yogurt--$0.39 each
Total spent: $48.97

I started out with $181.12 left for the month which leaves $68.14 available for the month. I think this is doable if I am careful about what I buy at the store next week. We still have a lot in our freezer to use so I think we can do this.

Here is our menu plan for this week that will use some of these groceries.....

SUNDAY: Father's Day
Breakfast: Yogurt, banana, granola bar
Lunch: Dad's Choice
Dinner: Dad's Choice

Breakfast: Cereal, fruit
Lunch: PB&J, fruit and goldfish
Dinner: Manwich, corn and carrots

Breakfast: Waffles and fruit
Lunch:  Bagel bites and fruit
Dinner: Cheeseburgers and fries

Breakfast: Yogurt, fruit, and granola bars
Lunch: Sandwiches, fruit, goldfish
Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs

Breakfast: Cereal and fruit
Lunch:  sandwiches, fruit, goldfish
Dinner: Baked BBQ chicken, Augratin potatoes, green beans, rolls

Breakfast: Cereal and fruit
Lunch: Grilled cheese, fruit, goldfish
Dinner: Pizza and fruit

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
Lunch: sandwiches and fruit or take-out
Dinner: Hot dogs, baked beans and fruit

There you have it. Our menu for the week! 

What are you fixing at your house this week?


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