Well, I wasn’t any better this past week on taking pictures of our dinner. But I did keep track of what we ate:
Salads with bits of turkey, lettuce, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, black olives and avocado – 2 dinners
Taco salad – 1 dinner
Hamburgers with tomato, onion and lettuce =1 dinner
Salmon and a tossed salad – 1 dinner
Salmon and Broccoli – 1 dinner
Diced turkey salad – 1 dinner
Breakfasts and lunches were the usual.
I shopped at Aldi’s, Top’s, Walmart, and Dash’s this past week. I also shopped at Consumer’s Beverage and the Wine and Liquor Outlet. While I was doing those, I picked up Hubby’s prescriptions at the drugstore and went to the bank for our September cash. I spent a fortune this week stocking up. Hubby is cooking dinner for our friends next week. So he had a list of items he needed to do that. The shopping took me two days. One shopping day was in town and the other was in another town about 45 minutes from us. Yes, it is worth the hour and half drive when they have such good deals plus it is only about 20 minutes from our bank.
Lemon Juice – $ 2.39
Dill Pickles – $ 1.35
Spinach – $ 1.39
Parsley – $ .95
Olives – $ .79
Yeast – $ .89
Gruyere Cheese – $ 2.99
Tortilla Rounds – $ .89
1% Milk – $ 1.29
Total $ 12.93
2 – 2ltr. Pepsi – $ 2.50 for both
Thin Man No Pressure Beer – $ 13.99
Thin Man Burning Money Beer – $11.99
Total $ 31.36(incl. deposits and tax)
Wine and Liquor Outlet:
Captain Morgan’s Rum – $ 26.95
Moscato – $ 7.67
Total – $37.39
Cantaloupe $ 1.28
4 Oscar Mayer Bacon – $19.98 for all
2 Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese – $4.99 for both
2 SF Cool Whip – $ 1.99 each
3 Shaved Beef Steak – $ 7.99 each
4 Weck Rolls – $ 3.00 for all
2 G Hughes BBQ Sauce – $ 3.49 each
1 Rotisserie Chicken – $ 4.99
1 Hellman’s Mayonaise – $ 1.24
6 lbs. of Onions – $ 7.98
5 Beef Consomme – $ 9.95
2 Beefsteak tomatoes – $ 2.57
24 pack of Diet Coke – $ 4.99
Total – $ 96.65
2 Linguine – $ 1.00 each
1 Capers – $1.89
Total – $ 3.89
2 Thick Cut Boneless Strip Steaks @ $ 7.99 a lb. =
1 Zucchini – $ .88 a lb. = $ .82
7 pkgs. of Boneless Chicken Breasts @ $ 1.68 a lb. =
2 pkgs. of Ground Chicken @ $ 2.29 a lb. = $ 5.11
8 pkgs. of Ground Chuck @ $ 2.99 a lb. = $ 25.78
3 cans of Duncan Hines Frosting – $ 5.00 for all
Total was $ 83.21.
The total for two days worth of grocery shopping, beer, and liquor was $ 265.43. I still have lots of money saved up in my grocery budget for a big shop around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Hubby and I will share an end of the season grilled strip steak on Labor Day. Hubby is making French onion soup and lemon chicken piccata with linguine when our friends come for dinner. I am making homemade French bread( for the soup) and SF pudding with SF cool whip for dessert. Hubby won a contest years ago for his soup and his lemon chicken piccata is outstanding. Our friends wanted to try both dishes so Hubby has decided to do both of them.
Dash’s has the best meats. They are tender and flavorful. So when I saw the sale on the ground chuck and the chicken, I knew I had to make the trip. Their chicken has no fluid added to it which we like.
No one in my area makes ground chuck anymore. So I stocked for the winter. Some nights we substitute the ground chicken in our taco salads.
Yesterday I shopped for so long that I was beat. So I picked up the rotisserie chicken. I do that when I can buy it cheaper than buying one and cooking it. At $ 4.99, it was a no brainer.
Did you make anything special for dinner last week? Did you get any good stock up deals?