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Crystal’s $80 Grocery Purchasing Journey (+ our menu plan)

As I discussed just lately, we’re making an attempt out the 5-Ingredient Meal Plan Field proper now. We’re doing week 6 this week and we’re actually loving it (see what we’re consuming this coming week whenever you scroll all the way down to the underside of the put up).

I didn’t have that a lot I wanted to purchase this week since we already had some issues readily available from earlier gross sales for a number of the meals this week. So we solely spent a bit over $80. I’ll possible roll over the additional $20 in our funds to subsequent week.

We’re internet hosting a giant commencement occasion this Saturday (we’re paying for it out of a separate funds since Kathrynne selected the menu and we’re anticipating 70+ folks!) and we’ll possible have leftovers from that, so we could also be consuming these for many of subsequent week. We’ll see!

I used to be tremendous excited to get the Greek Goddess yogurt for simply $2.49/tub. It was on sale for $3.49 and I had a mailer coupon for $2/2!

The large packing containers of Cheerios have been marked all the way down to $2.34! And the seltzer water was $1.39 every. We’ll use them for baseball video games. I additionally acquired the path combine and Type bars marked down and we used them for snacks on the baseball match in AL this previous weekend.

Kathrynne is gone all this week on a Senior journey along with her class till Wednesday evening, so we now have one much less teen right here — although she’s not right here for a lot of meals nowadays between work and faculty and different commitments! Right here’s our menu plan:

Breakfasts this week: cereal, baked oatmeal, or oatmeal, fruit/yogurt

Lunches this week (the children shall be consuming some at dwelling and a few out with associates – they pay for their very own meals once they exit with associates since all of them have jobs): snack-y lunches, salads/toast (I’ve lettuce leftover from final week), eggs (I nonetheless have nearly 4 dozen leftover from the final two weeks!), PB&J (I’ve bread within the freezer and PB & Jelly stocked up from offers), leftovers, yogurt (I nonetheless have yogurt tubes from a current deal)

Snacks this week: Pumpkin Bread, Cheerios, Type bars, carrots, apples and PB (I’ve some leftover apples from a deal just a few weeks in the past), eggs, path combine, No Bake Cookies

Dinners this week:

  • Salad with leftover hen, cheese, and laborious boiled eggs (Silas was at a celebration and the ladies had dinner on the Finish of 12 months College Celebration)
  • Dinner out (at baseball match in AL)
  • Fend For Your self Evening (cereal, eggs, frozen pizza)
  • Grilled Double Cheeseburgers (we purchased elements for this final week and by no means used this recipe) + french fries (we had within the freezer from a very long time in the past; they should be used up!) and cantaloupe
  • Hen Parmesan Zucchini Boats with fruit on the aspect + do-it-yourself bread
  • Candy & Savory Baked Hen + pineapple + muffins
  • Garlic Steak & Potato Packets + fruit salad + steamed veggies

All packed up for our baseball match this previous weekend!



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