Kris Mares

Just a woman trying to love Jesus and others a little bit more…

Friday Food Plan September 10, 2010

Filed under: Frugal living — Kris @ 9:38 pm
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I went grocery shopping today.  Inspired by The Frugal Girl and my friend who twice this week asked what I was fixing for dinner (her hubby even asked), I thought I’d share my shopping adventures and a sketch of what we’ll be eating this week.  I have really found that planning my meals for the week around what is on sale SIGNIFICANTLY helps my family eat for less.  Also, I’ve just discovered Aldi’s and, after only 2 weeks of shopping there, think I’ll be saving quite a bit.  Feel free to let me know what you’ll be eating too!

Here’s what I got at the store today:

 

Aldi’s Total:  $40.38  Purchased:  laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, corn flakes, head of lettuce, 2 loaves of bread, bagged lettuce mix, 3 boxes crackers, 2 bags bananas, 8 oz block cheese, butter, ranch dressing, baby carrots, shredded cheese, tortillas, tomatoes, flour, jelly, mayonnaise, sour cream, powdered sugar, jar of peanuts, 2 dz. eggs

Food Lion Total:  $11.36  Purchased:  chicken leg quarters, 2 2-ltrs Coke, 2 jars spaghetti sauce, grapes, salsa  WIC:  4 gallons milk, 2 jugs juice, 1 loaf bread (added value of $19.70)

Here’s what I “think” I’ll be making this week for at least one meal of the day.  For breakfast and lunch, we usually have cereal, toast, leftovers, sandwiches and lighter stuff on hand.  I have several things on hand in the pantry/freezer, so not everything for the week was purchased today.  Also, in our “preschool at home,” we are learning about the letter Cc, so we will be making a LOT of cookies this week!

Chicken Quesadillas with fixings

Chicken Parmesan (of some sort), salad

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon

Meatless spaghetti, salad, homemade bread sticks

Baked Chicken legs, corn, salad

Hot dogs, mac-n-cheese, grapes

Grilled chicken breasts, rice, ??? (can you tell chicken was on sale the last 2 weeks?)

I’ll probably end up making chicken salad for sandwiches at some point too.  I’ll also be using a gallon of the milk to try – for the first time – making homemade vanilla yogurt!  I’ll let you know how it goes. 

Anyway, tell me what your plan is for next week!

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One Response to “Friday Food Plan”

  1. Nikki Says:

    I love Aldi! You should also check out Save-a-lot! They are like Aldi but have more items!


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