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My Top’s Grocery Haul

I did a Top’s grocery haul this week. I made a list over this past weekend using the sales flyer. I must have been hungry when I made it because I ended up crossing off half of the list before I went to the store. The items really weren’t needed.

Hubby wanted a snack for this coming weekend while he watches the championship basketball games. Top’s had a deal where you could get a bag of Lay’s chips for $ .99 with a Monopoly token that I had. I also picked him up some sour cream to make onion dip. I have plenty of dried onion soup mix in my basement stockpile from a $1.00 deal at Walmart months ago. I also picked him up 4 -12 packs of Diet Coke that are not pictured.

The stuffing mixes and gravy mixes are for when I eventually cook the big turkey. I can’t eat them so this will make it easier to just make a little for Hubby when I cook it and to make more with leftovers. Most of the cooked turkey I will be freezing for future meals. 

I have been taking the time to give myself a weekly manicure and ran out of polish remover. 

Strawberries, eggs, and the reduced fat cheddar cheese were all on sale. Now that I can add some fruit back in to my diet on Phase 2, you can’t have enough strawberries.

I wanted to make a big pot of homemade spaghetti sauce(most processed spaghetti sauce has sugar in it) this week for Hubby. Hence that is why I bought diced tomatoes. I had none left in my stockpile.

He has been so patient cooking his own meals so I decided to make him his favorite, spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight. I can have a couple of meatballs in the sauce and some veggies. No spaghetti for this lady. I have a question for those of you who eat healthy. What do you serve spaghetti sauce on? I hate whole wheat pasta. I would love to put it on spaghetti squash but I can’t find one in my stores. 

The bacon is for our family Sunday breakfast this coming weekend. 

I purchased some
sliced mozzarella for caprese salad and some shredded Mexican cheeses
for Hubby’s Tostito snacks that he makes. 

That was it. Even though Hubby is eating some snacks and a little bit different than me, he is still losing some weight which I am happy about. 

My total for this Top’s haul was $ 51.46. So now I have $479.54 left in my April grocery budget. 

Hubby and I are going to take it easy today and binge watch some movies. It is looking like this weekend may be warm, in the 50’s and 60’s, so perhaps we can get outside and enjoy it.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I will be back next week.  

17 replies on “My Top’s Grocery Haul”

Hi AD, this is Chris. Do you have to avoid all pasta, or could you just portion it out? That is what I do. My other suggestion might be to make "noodles" out of zucchini or another vegetable. I believe there are frozen ones available now that you could try and see if you like. Or maybe see if there is a gluten free variety available in another section of your grocery store like the natural foods?

I haven't tried them yet but you can find Zoodles in the freezer section at the grocery store. They are spiralized zucchini. There are also lots of web site that tell you how to make your own.

Hi AD, this is Olga. So glad you are feeling better and back to blogging! I use regular green zucchini in place of pasta for many things (cut in half, scoop out the flesh, and fill with pasta sauce, meat balls, taco meat, or anything you want), top with a little cheese (if it is allowed on your diet) and it is delicious! I also have used thin slices of zucchini in place of lasagna noodles! I will be honest, that I do end us adding a bit of garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to the zucchini to make it taste better, but I do enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

Hi Lynne,

Thanks. My problem is that I can't find it in any of the stores here. But someone just told me that I can probably get it at Wegmans. Yeah!

Two options we've tried for noodle replacements. I like zucchini that I use a vegetable peeler on. Think pappardelle style width/length. The other option we like is cauliflower rice. We put the cauliflower through the food processor, and heat up a bit with olive oil, salt & pepper.

Hi Hawaii Planner,

Perhaps I will look at getting on of those spiralizers. I happen to have a bag of cauliflower rice in my freezer. I happened to pick it up on a whim before I had my surgery. I never thought about using it for suace and meatballs. Thanks so much. I am going to use it for dinner tonight. Thanks for the recipe on how to cook it.

Good for you, I am still trying to stick to a $50.00 a week grocery budget. Today it will be chicken enchiladas, and tomorrow beef broccoli. I just use what I have available.

You are doing terrific my friend. I could do $200. a week if I didn't need so much produce and didn't use it to eat out. I am trying the $500. for a few months and see how it works.

I find that the zoodles get to mushy and like to cut into thin strips or long matchstick type pieces and then the sauce. The spiralizers take quite a bit of time to make IMO. I get ALDI frozen riced cauliflower with herbs and cook in skillet in a little butter and garlic power and add either frozen spinach or kale and mushrooms if I have them and then put sauce over the mixture. Lasts me about three meals and very good! I have a spaghetti squash on the counter to use next week. Not sure what I will do ith it or how I want to prepare it do dinner….other than spaghetti sauce.

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