Thursday, November 21, 2019

Grocery Shopping Update ( Gah!) and Menu Plans

Last Week's Menu
BOGO Pies for Thanksgiving 
  • Tuesday  Take out Pizza
  • Wednesday  Chili with Rice and Cornbread 
  • Thursday  Breakfast for dinner
  •  Friday  Drive Thru (daughter buys) Theme Park night
  • Saturday  Grilled pork chops mac and cheese broccoli   Fish and Tater Tots
  • Sunday  Chicken and dumplings     Pork chops Mac and cheese peas
  • Monday Mashed Potatoes Meatloaf
This Week's Menu


  • Tuesday   Grilled Chicken - Large Salad - Slices of French Bread
  • Wednesday Fish and Tater Tots
  • Thursday  Spaghetti Salad and Cuban Bread
  • Friday Maybe a Theme Park night so sandwiches?
  • Saturday  Grilled Chicken - Salad
  • Sunday  Grilled Salmon, Broccoli 
  • Monday  Breakfast for dinner

 A little more shopping, don't cha know!

11/19 Publix $21.42  Saved $14.81 with BOGO's ad Store Coupons. IBotta - saved $3.20 Progress

11/20 Aldi $85.95 What the heck?  I just noticed I was charged an extra time for Christmas cut out cookies, and I really need to STOP buying paper plates, and plastic cups.  We have a dishwasher...so that would save about $20 a month.

Grocery Shopping To Date:  589.71 (includes dog food, cat food, litter, pee pads)


Tracking the grocery spending for this month has been eye-opening... and the month is not yet over.  But, It has been MONTHS since I have tracked any of my household spending.  I would just wing it.  I think since I have been more diligent financially, I felt the pressure to "stock-up" on specials to try to save money. 

It's a re-learning experience for me, but I am embracing it.



4 comments:

  1. When you buy st sale prices, bogo, or specials, eventually all food you eat is cheaper than a weekly buy of what you need. But, then cutting back on the amount spent is the result of only buying special prices. I do it all the time and announce to my friend how little things cost. Of course, things like milk and bananas cannot be bought ahead of time.

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    1. I am looking forward to when the spending to save settles down and it will... eventually. And it is fun to announce to all how little you did pay!

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  2. Pinto beans and cornbread for me tonight and I could not be more thrilled. I LOVE BEANS!

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