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Tuesday: Zatarain’s jambalaya with smoked sausage, cornbread
Wednesday: dinner at church–ranch chicken
Thursday: leftover ziti
Friday: Crab Cakes, sweet potato fries, salad
Saturday: pork tenderloin with shallot-cider sauce, broccoli, brown rice
Lunches: sandwiches, soup, leftovers, oranges, Chex Mix
I feel a little like I have failed the Internets. I spent over $60 this week. But, the cupboards were bare. We did a little stocking up (Pop-tarts were a great deal and my hubby eats on every day, we bought the $4 bag with 14 oranges instead of 3 oranges for $1.50). I bought pork tenderloin, which is still a little pricey for me, even on sale. But, you know, I didn’t do a big shopping trip last week. I did spend about $25 on some frozen veggies, laundry detergent, and stuff for supper club. But when I started this $40 thing, I did not intend for it to include household items or supper club stuff. So, really, let’s just justify by saying I spent some of our grocery money from last week. Even Money Saving Mom lets herself do that!
Before tax, I spent $38.16 at Kroger. There is a mysterious thing labelled “cantaloupe” on my receipt which I am super confused about, as we neither wanted cantaloupe nor brought any home. Can’t figure out if it’s something else or if we accidentally paid for the person behind us? Anyway, here’s what we got at Kroger:
Big bag of Chex Mix ($1 coupon + .60 cellfire coupon)
crab cakes (1/2 off)
whole grain bread (.55 coupon)
sweet potato fries (1.00 on manager’s special)
1/2 gallon milk
Hormel natural ham (manufacturer’s coupon + Kroger’s coupon)
2 boxes Kroger pop-tarts
Kroger coleslaw (manager’s special, .50)
2 15-oz. cans tomato sauce
frozen apple juice
(We also got 8 rolls of Cottonelle for .50 with manufacturer’s coupon, doubled by Kroger, plus Cellfire coupon)
I spent 16.89 at Publix and got:
3 heads broccoli
1.5 lbs. Italian sausage
2 boxes Ronzoni ziti
Progresso beef broth
28-oz. can Progresso diced tomatoes
2 cans Progresso soup (all Progresso was on sale, plus Publix coupon for $1/4)
Sargento shredded mozzarella
Sargento shredded Parmesean (Sargento on sale 2/$4, plus .75 peelie coupon, plus .40 coupon doubled)
Zatarain’s jambalaya mix
Publix tortilla chips (penny item! yum!)
So that’s really just $55.05 before tax if I don’t count our household goods and the aluminum pans I bought to take food to friends. Not too bad considering I didn’t shop last week!
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