Friday, October 24, 2014

Shopping List - Week of October 26 - November 1

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING

HEB (Tuesday):
Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Nasal strips - $6.88

TOTAL - $10.44

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
2 green peppers @ 2/1.25 - $1.25
5 cans tomato sauce @ .20 each - $1.00
Bacon pieces @ .99lb - $2.91
Ground beef @ 1.79lb (marked down) - $4.39
1 tomato @ .99lb - $.50

TOTAL - $10.84

KROGER (Thursday):
6 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.16
12 pack diet soda @ 2.39 (minus 10% discount) - $2.15
Peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61
2 8-ounce shredded cheddar @ 1.99 each (minus 10% discount) - $3.58
5 8-ounce cream cheese @ 1.00 each (minus 10% discount) - $4.50
Maybelline liner pencils @ 2.62 (minus $2.00 coupon) - $.62
2 pork sausage @ 3.00 each (minus 10% discount) - $5.40
Rubber gloves @ 1.19 (minus 10% discount) - $1.07

TOTAL - $21.41

WALMART (Thursday):
Coffee - $2.98
Decaf - $3.48
Thai red curry paste - $2.42

TOTAL - $8.88

ALDI (Thursday):
8 ounce Swiss cheese - $1.89
8 ounce colby jack cheese - $1.89
2 Dozen eggs @ .99 - $1.98

TOTAL - $5.76

HEB (Thursday):
2 ice cream @ buy 1/get one free - $4.48 (still 1/2 gallon, by the way)
3 permanent markers - $1.49

TOTAL - $6.09

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE WEEK - $63.42 (over budget by $3.42)

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING
 

The bacon pieces were the best deal this week. I'd never seen it sold that way before so I was taking a chance that it would be good bacon. I could smell the smoky aroma through the wrapping which was a good sign. As soon as I got home I fried up a few pieces to taste and it's wonderful bacon. I divided it up into 1/4 pound portions and put it in the freezer to use in recipes.

I know that I said that I wouldn't buy more ground beef until I'd used some of what I have in my freezer stash but I made an exception this week. Food Town had one package marked down and I was planning to make burgers anyway. So, rather than thawing some meat for the burgers, I went ahead and used the fresh stuff. Burgers are always nicer made fresh rather than with frozen meat.

The decaf that I buy for Jerry from Walmart has gone up quite a bit since the last time I bought it so I think I'm going to start buying it at Aldi. It was $2.78 at Walmart for a very long time (years) and now they want $3.48. Both the regular and decaf coffee are cheaper than Walmart's prices at Aldi, at least at the moment. Of course it's always a gamble and the next time I need to buy coffee for Jerry, I'll likely find that Aldi has raised their price. We shall see.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday's Shopping


My computer is in the shop for repairs so I'm using my husband's computer. I'll post my shopping list for this week after I get my computer back. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014




I got a super deal on those bacon pieces. I'll tell you about them when I post my shopping list for the week. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Menu for the week of 10/19 thru 10/25

PORK & BELL PEPPER STIR-FRY

SUNDAY:
Leftover Tijuana Quiche
Leftover Burger Scramble Florentine
Leftover Mushroom Chicken & Sausage Casserole


MONDAY:
Tuna Muffins & Tartar Sauce 
TUESDAY:
Leftovers

WEDNESDAY:
Eggplant Lasagna (if I can get eggplant on sale)
Burgers & Baked Beans
Ham Quiche

THURSDAY:
Pork & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

FRIDAY:
Leftovers
Pound Cake

SATURDAY:
Sloppy Dog Casserole (new recipe)

POUND CAKE
 

I'm still hoping to find a good price on eggplant. I bought the whole milk mozzarella to make Eggplant Lasagna and now I just need the eggplant. The best price I've seen lately is $1.00 each and I'm hoping to get them 2/$1.00. If they don't go on sale soon, I may just go ahead and pay a buck each for two of them.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shopping List - Week of October 12 - October 18

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING

HEB (Tuesday):
12-pack diet soda - $2.25
Coconut curry powder (bulk spices) - $.21
Ground allspice (bulk spices) - .59

TOTAL - $3.24

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
Jalapenos @ .79lb - $.94
Onions @ .39lb - $.76
Roma tomatoes @ .89lb - $.41
Garlic @ 1.99lb - $.58
Ham pieces @ 1.99lb - $3.86

TOTAL - $6.55

KROGER (Thursday):
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.52
Pork & beans @ .59 (minus 10% discount) - $.53
Coconut @ 1.25 (minus 10% discount) - $1.12
American cheese @ 3.88 (minus 10% discount) - $3.49
Chicken thighs @ .99lb - $5.30
Ice cream @ 2.69 (minus 10% discount) - $2.42
Frozen cauliflower @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
Mustard seed @ .99 (minus 10% discount) - $.89 (half price sale on spices this week)

TOTAL - $17.17

WALMART (Thursday):
Q-tips - $1.94
Black card stock - $3.97
Refill size shower spray - $3.67

TOTAL - $10.37

SPROUTS (Thursday):
Boneless chicken thighs @ 1.88lb - $3.82

TOTAL - $3.82

ALDI (Thursday):
8 ounce Colby cheese - $1.99
8 ounce colby jack cheese - $1.99
Dozen eggs - $1.19
2 x 8 ounce cremini mushrooms @ .69 each - $1.38
Cream cheese - $1.29
Pork sausage - $2.89

TOTAL - $10.73

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE WEEK - $51.88

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING

I came in $8.12 under budget this week even though I ended up buying some things that I hadn't planned for. I bought the large refill size of the shower spray and had only planned to buy the regular size. I wasn't planning to buy the mustard seed but I couldn't pass it up for the price. Kroger has most of their brand of spices 50% off this week. I use that whenever I make pickles and that's nearly every week lately. The bone-in chicken thighs were 30-cents more than I was planning to spend but that was as close as I could get to $5.00. Also, the chicken from Sprouts was slightly more than I'd estimated too. Oh, and I got two containers of mushrooms at Aldi and I was only planning to buy one. I'm going to use them when I make my Mushroom Chicken and Sausage Casserole on Sunday. Hopefully they'll stay fresh until then.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Menu for the week of 10/12 thru 10/18

HOUSTON CHICKEN

SUNDAY:
Leftover Swiss Onion Quiche
Leftover Deep Dish Pizza
Houston Chicken

MONDAY:
Burger Scramble Florentine

TUESDAY:
Leftovers

WEDNESDAY:
Eggplant Lasagna (if I can get eggplant on sale)
Leftovers
Tijuana Quiche

THURSDAY:
Chandran's Chicken Curry

FRIDAY:
Leftovers

SATURDAY:
Leftovers
Tuna Muffins & Tartar Sauce

The Houston Chicken got moved ahead to next week because we have too many other leftovers to use up this week. I wasn't able to get a good price on eggplant this week so I'll try again for next week.


CHANDRAN'S CHICKEN CURRY

TUNA MUFFINS