Sunday, February 7, 2016

Giant shopping trip and menu plan 2/7/16

        Okay this was a good haul for 2 weeks worth of groceries ( I know I will more then likely need to get another gallon of milk within that time and have leftover in my budget to use for that). So I decided while everyone is at home watching the Super bowl, I would enjoy the quietness of an empty grocery store and do my shopping. Bliss pure bliss! So my budget was $139.52 for 2 weeks.

This is what I got:

Loaf of Italian bread- $1.69
Container of Biscuits-$ 1.49
Sour cream- $1.19
Strawberry Yogurt-$2.49
Pie crusts- $2.19
Minute maid OJ- $2.89 ( had 75 cent coupon that doubled)
Butter- $3.29 (YIKES)
Shredded Cheddar cheese- $1.88
Shredded Mozzerella cheese- $1.88
Milk- $3.19
Texas toast garlic bread- $2.69 ( had a 50 cent coupon that doubled)
Frozen sweet corn-$1.25
Frozen sweet corn- $1.25
Frozen lima beans- $1.25
Charmin toilet paper- $8.29 ( had 50 cent coupon that doubled)
Glad kitchen bags- $7.59 (1.00 off coupon) ( some nice person left a coupon with these)
Tide pods- $4.99 ( had a $2.00 off coupon)
Vanilla pudding mix-$0.65
Chocolate pudding mix- $ 0.65
Motts Fruit snacks - $1.99 ( had a 50 cent coupon that doubled)
Brown gravy mix- $0.59
Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix-$1.69 ( had a 50 cent coupon that doubled)
Ortega taco shells-$ 1.99
Onion soup mix-$ 0.89
Lipton noodles-$1.00
Lipton noodles-$1.00
Giant pizza sauce- $ 1.00
Chicken gravy-$ 1.19
Sliced mushrooms ( canned)- $1.19
Pineapple chunks ( canned)-$ 0.99
French dressing- $ 1.67
Mustard-$ 0.89
Mayo- $3.49
Sugar-$ 4.89
Maxwell House Hazelnut-$2.49 ( had a $1.00 off coupon)
Wheat thins-$1.88 ( with coupon from flyer)
Pretzel rods- $1.99
Long grain white rice- $1.50
Cape cod waffle cut, Cape Cod BBQ, Cape Cod Original chips- $6.00 ( sale buy 3/$6, they are originally $3.79 each)
Hillshire Snacking salami tray-$2.99 (had a $0.75 off coupon that doubled) ( I will admit as I am typing this up I am enjoying this and it is awesome!)
Ham Slice -$ 11.17
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast- $10.29 ( we do have whole chickens of ours frozen but this is for a quick meal , instead of having to thaw and cook an entire bird)
80% ground beef -$18.23 (6.33 lbs.)
Large bag baby carrots-$1.99

Before Savings: $149.03
After Savings: $123.31 (tax included) **Yay**

Left in Budget for February: $155.76

Menu Plan For the next 2 weeks: There are a few from my Pinterest recipe boards

Quiche( bacon and cheese), toast
Garlic butter shrimp ( Tom and I), boys chicken, rice , veg.
Pizza pull aparts, pizza sauce, cut up raw veggies
Pulled pork(from freezer) sandwiches, veg., apple slices
Stuffed french bread, veg, canned peaches
Spaghetti, veg.
Slow cooker Salisbury steak. ,mashed potatoes, veg.
Ham and Pineapple , rice, veg.
Pancakes, bacon
Ranch chicken, noodles, veg.
Baked Oatmeal, Blueberries (from freezer), biscuits
Tacos, toppings, veg.
Hot dogs, tator tots, veg.
Baked Chicken, gravy , alfredo noodles, veg.

 Did you find any good deals at your stores? I would love to hear about it!
Have a wonderful week!


Friday, February 5, 2016

January food budget total

Okay so this is a little late getting up. January's budget, ugh, well I did go over around $50-70. With the large snow storm that hit us. I did not factor that in that coming and everyone being home! I t really did in our pantry. We were seriously bare bones. So I had to get some essentials to stock it up again.

But February is a new month! So we have another month to keep it at or below budget! Yay!! I did notice I didn't do a full menu plan for January. I find that it really does help me stay on budget, if I have a menu plan written out. Do you find this as well?

So I have spend some in February already. I bought some Clorox wipes, cereals, milk and napkins. ( I am missing something in there but that's okay).  Sorry no picture or shopping list!

Shopping trips to Darrenkamps and Weis: $ 45.62 ( Is it just me or are things getting more and more expensive!)

Total: $45.62

Left in February Budget: $304.38

How are your budgets doing? Did you overspend too? Did you go under!? I would love to hear about it!