I did the grocery shopping for the week after having looked through my pantry and freezer to see what we had on hand and having made a menu for the week. I spent $68.16 not counting the pet food. Not too bad for a week's worth of groceries.
I have been trying to stock up on non-perishable food items, toiletry items, and the few cleaning supplies we do use a little at a time. This week I was able to buy four 48 oz. bottles of LouAna vegetable oil for $1.48 each with a raincheck I asked for last week. That alone saved me $7.24 because the regular price is $3.29 each. Maxwell house coffee was also on sale for $5.99 a canister....I saved $4.70 there. In all I saved $34.01 with my reward card and a $5 off $55 or more coupon.
Meals this week will be:
~ Pork chops, rice & gravy, green beans, homemade biscuits
~ Black-eye peas with cornbread
~ Tostadas with homemade refried beans
~ Spaghetti, corn, and homemade garlic sticks
~ Chili and cheese with crackers
~ Homemade red beans and rice with diced sausage
Breakfasts will be homemade muffins or pancakes with fruit.
Lunches are leftovers or sandwiches.
Desserts are home-baked treats such as cocoa, cookies, brownies and cakes all made from scratch.
Nothing says love like home-cookin'!