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Monday: Shrimp Fried Rice with Bok Choy (making this chicken recipe with shrimp instead, omitting mushrooms, and using leftover cooked rice from last week)
Tuesday: Maple-Orange Chicken, salad with orange sections and walnuts
Wednesday: dinner at church
Thursday: Sloppy Joes, salad (made homemade French rolls for the sloppy joes–I am Miss Domestic!) (This recipe says it serves 12 with 3/4 lb. meat…must be an appetizer recipe, but we will have it as a main course with leftovers for lunch)
Friday: Pioneer Woman’s Ranch Chicken, Hashbrown Casserole
Saturday: Salsa and Black Bean Soup (using leftover turkey from freezer instead of chicken, no mushrooms); grilled cheese sandwiches
Sunday: calzone (homemade dough, tomato sauce, sausage, mozzarella)
I spent $40.29 on groceries before tax. (Looking at my receipt I saw they charged me the wrong price for my orange. That woulda put me under! LOL.) Here’s what I got:
small can tomato paste
large can tomato sauce
small box PopTarts (the only thing Mr. V will eat for breakfast)
FiberOne granola bars (on sale and coupon)
1 green pepper
16 oz. lite sour cream
1 pkg. Smithfield bacon (coupon, plus it was 1/2 off. Woohoo!)
pkg. frozen corn
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
12 pack of Diet Vanilla Pepsi
1 pkg. sliced ColbyJack cheese
1/2 gallon of milk
2 Michelina light frozen meals (coupon)
1 lb. sausage
20-count frozen shrimp ring
2 lbs. ground beef (only need one for this week, but nice to have an extra on hand)
1 navel orange
1 jar salsa
I had a coupon for getting $1.00 off for buying the Tennessee Price sausage plus ground beef as well.
At Publix, I got a package of 88 Huggies for $12.50 by stacking a manufacturer’s and store coupon. There, I also picked up the penny item, a big roll of paper towels.
It takes me awhile to sit and sift through coupons and store ads, but I am already amazed at how much money I can save just by planning our meals around the sales. And we can still eat nice, somewhat healthy food!