Monday, August 15, 2016

$50 Grocery Challenge: Spent $44.28

I bought the following groceries this week:

 .96  Bacon from the salad bar
 .62  Broccoli crowns
 .50  Green pepper
1.98  Potatoes, two 5 lb. bags at 99 cents each
 .81  Oat bran in bulk
1.68  Pepperoni for Pizza bread
3.06  Parmesan Cheese
1.69 Milk
 .94  Bananas
2.74  Feta Cheese
1.89  Jumbo eggs
 .62  Mushrooms
1.15  Roma tomatoes
3.64  Lean ground beef
1.50  English cucumber
1.99 Avocado
1.50 Croutons, 2 packages
6.90  10 packages of pasta on sale
 .97  Munster cheese
1.94 Two packages of shredded cheese on sale
2.90  10 cartons of Yoplait yogurt store coupon plus manufacturer's coupon
4.99 Chicken

Total:  $44.28

Menu for the Week

This week we will be having the following:

Tuna Potato Casserole
Pizza Bread
Shepherd's Pie
Chicken and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes
Zucchini Bites
Breakfast dinner:  Pancakes, Hash Browns, Eggs with Bacon Bits and Cheese
Broccoli Cheese Soup with Macaroni Grill Bread (clone recipe)
Lots of salads

Other baking:

Zucchini bread
Cherry Crisp
Whole Wheat Oat Bran Bread

This week I am having easy meals since I have most of the ingredients on hand.  By doing this, I was able to stock up on pasta and a few other items.  As you can tell by my menu, I still have a lot of zucchini to use in recipes.  I also have some homemade cheery pie filling from last summer that has been in the freezer and needs to be used.  We have a lot of green beans, so we will be having Shepherd's pie.  I will use the Costco chicken for salads and for one of our meals.  I will freeze the rest of it in small bags to use in the future.  What a great bargain!  A cooked chicken for only $4.99.  If I buy a lemon, I can also make some hummus and have it with homemade pita bread.