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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekly grocery and menu plan

This week was very successful as far as me staying withing my $40 a week grocery budget. I had a lot of great coupons this week, so I only had to spend $25! I would've spent $37, but I had $12 in coupons! Even with coupons, $25 is still pretty exceptional for me. Another frugal success I had today was I got coupons from the Sunday paper for free! They were left on a table at a Dunkin Doughnuts, so I took the ones I wanted and didn't have to pay the $1.75 for the paper. Dunkin Doughnuts has this awesome deal where you take a survey online and get a free doughnut. I was in there cashing in my receipts to get 3 free doughnuts for my kids. All in all, it was definitely a frugal day! Now for my weekly menu plan.
For breakfast we will have: Oatmeal, eggs, grits, smoothies and cold cereal. For lunch we will have: Sandwiches, leftovers, cold cereal and apples. Now for my dinner menu!

Crock pot chili with rice and cheddar cheese
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Avocado tomato sandwiches with fries
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Chicken noodle soup
Homemade biscuits
Bean and cheese burritos
Vegetable stir fry with Asian sauce
Bean soup with ham
Homemade beer bread rolls


Grammy Quilter said...

If you have an Aldi's store near you---my Sunday paper's flyer says they will have eggs for 45c a dozen beginning Thursday. Can't steal them any cheaper than that! BTW, keep up the good work----you're doing great!
The Grammy Quilter

Mary said...

I like breakfast foods like eggs and pancakes for lunch and dinner, too. Beans and potatoes are always good choices because they are cheap and good for you. Most people like potatoes, and there are so many ways to prepare them.