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This Week’s Grocery Haul Plus

I just came home from getting a haircut so I decided to do this week’s grocery haul. I have been trying to efficiently do what needs to be done because we have been very busy and will be very busy for the next two weeks.

My shopping this week was at Aldi’s for some things I will need in the next few months.

The almonds were needed for a recipe this week. I found something new which is this 90 second cauliflower rice. That will be handy in the next week or so. I got some more 90 second rice for Hubby too. The mushrooms are to replace the ones I used. I use them in my omelets once in a while. Hubby likes the dried cranberries in his chicken salads.

I desperately needed dairy. Hence the creamer, 2 dozen eggs that were already in the fridge when I took the picture, sour cream and vanilla yogurt.

The applesauce, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and cornstarch are staples in my kitchen pantry. The picnic pack of condiments were marked down so those were a good purchase.

The baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and cornstarch were needed staples especially for baking for the holidays. The cookies were a treat for Hubby. The cranberry sauce is to go with a small turkey that I will be cooking soon. I opened a new plastic wrap up yesterday so this is to replace it. Lastly the macadamia nuts are for my treat.

This is my receipt. I spent $ 57.70.

Hubby’s birthday was this past weekend so we celebrated with my son and West with a nice breakfast  along with a birthday cake that I made. I planned a nice dinner of filet mignon and baked potatoes for his dinner. We were going to have broccoli with it but Hubby said don’t bother because it was already enough food. So we counted the chives as our vegetable spice. He loved it and so did I. We grilled 4 filet mignons and made 4 potatoes in the air fryer so we had the same dinner last night. Bonus!

Also, look what I recently found. They only had one but you can bet, I grabbed them. My stores have not had them in two months or more. 

I will try my best to push out a couple of more posts this week but don’t panic if you don’t see any. We are well. This is always an extremely busy time of year for us plus we are trying to fit in some extra appointments that we hadn’t planned on. 

I hope you all have a great day and a good week.

Did you get any or are planning on purchasing any good deals this week? If so, please share with all of us.  

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Grocery Haul for this Week

The grocery ads were pretty sad this week as far as sale items go. So I made a trip to Aldi’s for some needed and not so needed things.

We needed some fresh mushrooms, yogurt, and the peppers for some meals this week. Whatever peppers we don’t use, I will slice and freeze for stir fries and pizza. It has been a long time since I had purchased spinach. I love it in my omelets and along with romaine in salads. I was almost out of the cream cheeses and use them in snacks on my diet. Hubby loves strawberry cream cheese on the bagels that I picked up for him. We always need creamer. The Skinny Pop is my guilty pleasure. The oats, applesauce and hand soap are stockpile items. The soap was so cheap. 

The triple candle was an impulse item. It is sugar cookie. I gave up burning candles when my grandchildren were born and went to the battery operated candles. But when I saw this and the price, I wanted it. My grandchildren are old enough now not to go near it. Hubby and I burned it almost all day yesterday. The entire house smelled wonderful.

Hubby loves rice. Since I rarely eat rice, I picked up these easy microwaveable rices. He is happy with them and it saves me time when I am pressed for it. That does not say that I won’t make rice. These are just handy once in a while.

The bread was needed for turkey BLT’s last night. I froze the rest of it. The Hawaiian rolls are needed for sliders this week. I am even going to have one. The rolls are small. The mashed potatoes are easy and a stockpile item. The macadamia’s are for my stockpile of them. It is a low carb nut that I can have once in a while. 

Here is my receipt for $ 56.96. The candle gets included in my grocery budget because it is a small household item that I purchased at a grocery store. Small little household items like this usually are included in my grocery budget. I will be picking up 2 Scotties tissues at Dollar Tree today. There was a coupon in the inserts for them yesterday. I have to go pick up a prescription at the drug store too.

Hubby and I took the weekend off and except for my grocery shopping we were just lazy. We watched the Bills game which we won. So that is two in a row. We spent some time in the yard just enjoying the cool weather. However, we did have to turn the heat on in the house. We have had cold nights and Hubby can’t take the cold. The house had gotten down to 64. We enjoyed grilled lamb chops and BLT’s for dinners.

I hope you all had a great weekend.  

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August 24: Low Spend Month Grocery Challenge and a Junk Grocery Haul

We had bacon and over easy eggs for breakfast this morning.

Today was a day of relaxing and playing games with West. Hubby mowed the lawn and I did some more laundry.

Dinner was ramen noodles for West and Hubby. I had some cottage cheese and tomatoes.

I did some grocery shopping yesterday. I think it will be last shop of the month for me.

I went to Top’s to do a few deals. One of which gave me a free rotisserie chicken because I purchased 10 boxes of on sale Pasta Roni for my basement stockpile.  West wanted peanut butter M&M’s. He says they are so much better than Reese’s pieces. Three cans of chicken breast because we love chicken salad for lunch sometimes so I rotate these through my stockpile.

Hubby likes vienna sausage so these are my first two cans in a very long time to put in my pantry.  I decided to try these flatout wraps since they are low calorie and low carb and they were B1G1F.  

The cookies and ice creams were all on sale with coupons available too. They will get eaten by Hubby and West. I found West’s hot dogs which are Ball Park Beef. I could not believe how expensive ($5.99) they were. The yogurts were all free with printable coupons and a digital Top’s coupon.

The bread was needed for grilled cheese sandwiches this week.The SteakUmms were on sale and make an easy meat with eggs in the morning. The bacon was on sale with a Top’s coupon and the eggs were $.99 a dozen.   

The total came to $ 59.09 which leaves me $ 11.12 left in
my grocery budget for the rest of the month. That will be used for milk or something else that I might need. 

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July 1st Grocery Savings

Yesterday, I had a haircut appointment. So on the way home I stopped at Aldi’s to see if they had any of their Wednesday sale chicken left. Those Wednesday items go quickly in my store.

They did so I was able to purchase 2 large packages of bone-in chicken breasts. They were $.99 a lb. which is comparable to $1.99 per lb. for boneless. I have not seen the $.99 a lb. price in a few years in my area. I love bone-in breasts because because I can make soup from the bones and meat left on the bone. I could not resist this price and we had just enough room in the freezer for what we needed to freeze. 

The breasts were enormous so this is what I did with them. I deboned them all leaving a bit of meat on each bone. I put 4 breast bones in each bag and froze them to make 2 pots of soup which will make at least 3 – 4 meals for each of us. I will boil the bones and then take the meat off to put in the soup. Then I will add some chicken base if needed depending on how rich the broth is, diced carrots and celery, rice and seasonings and let it cook a couple of hours in the crock pot on the patio.

I put 5 of the breasts in a ziploc for a cookout we are having on Friday evening. We have at least 4 people for the cookout and possibly 5. West is coming to spend the day with Alexa and my daughter in law will be arriving that day. I don’t know if West is being picked up before or after we eat.

I will marinate them in our homemade BBQ sauce overnight tonight. Hubby will cook them on the grill on Friday. I will cut them in half so that people can eat what they want. This will make our cookout meal and we most likely will have leftovers for Saturday night for the 2 of us. We will put those leftovers on a salad.

The other three breasts I froze separately. Hubby and I share a breast for a meal because these are so big. 

So these chicken breasts will make a meal for 5, 4 meals for 2 of us, and 3-4  soup meals for 2 of us. I spent $ 12.27 for these 2 packages of chicken. If the chicken makes 19 servings, it is $ .645 per serving. If it makes 21 servings, it is $ .584 per serving. You can’t get much cheaper than this for meat servings. 

At Aldi’s, I also picked up a bag of yellow onions for $ 1.89 and a 2 lb. bag of carrots for $ 1.29. They were the best prices in the area. 

We have been eating our dinners outside on the patio this week. Now that our maple tree and patio tree have grown, we have great shade out there. We have all been loving this and getting some fresh air at the same time. 

Did you get any good deals this week?

My total for this shop was $ 15.45. We were out of fresh onions because I chopped the soft ones and put them in the freezer to put in soups and casseroles. I needed the carrots to make a carrot cake.

I started this month with $500. in my grocery budget so I now have $ 484.55 left for July.

Dinner last night was hot dogs on rolls, your choice of canned chili, onions, ketchup, mustard and relish to top them and steamed broccoli for a side. Dessert was fresh sliced strawberries and raspberries with SF Cool Whip. All items were from my stockpile.