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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What I Bought - Aldi

This week's grocery shopping trip was more exciting than normal - and not in the fun way!

We were supposed to get snow Wednesday morning, so I planned to put off shopping and scrounge for a day or two. But then we awoke to....(drum roll)... nothing! So I threw on some clothes, grabbed the baby, and headed out...and then:

The van door wouldn't open.

I had to everything over to the hubby's car.

It started to spit freezing rain right as we arrived at the grocery store.

I, along with half the town, shopped at mach speed trying to beat the brunt of the storm.

We were pelted with MUCH freezing rain on the way out. Baby Wilder thought freezing rain on his little, bare head was basically the worst thing to ever happen to him.

Sigh. At least we have everything we need to feed us for the week!

What I Bought:

Bagged salad - $1.99
Iceberg Lettuce - $0.89
(2) Sausage Links - $1.09
(2) Refrigerated Pie Crusts - $0.59 (Not on the list but awesome sale price! They freeze great!)
Pepperjack cheese slices - $1.99
Provolone cheese slices - $1.99
Coffee Creamer - $2.19 (aka - nectar of the gods)
Parmesan cheese wedge - $3.99
Salami - $2.99
Deli Ham - $2.49
Cinnamon Rolls - $1.69
4lb Sugar - $1.45
Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - $3.99 (Impulse buy, but it's delicious!)
AP Flour - $1.25
Multigrain Bread - $1.79
Pancake Syrup - $1.59
Avocado - $0.49
Green Onions - $0.99
K-Cups - $4.79
Cinnamon Bagels - $1.69
Beef Jerky - $5.89
Zucchini - $1.29
Fire Roasted Tomatoes - $0.89
Enchilada Sauce - $1.79
Tomato Sauce - $0.25
Banana Peppers - $1.49
Salt & Pepper Kettle Chips - $0.89 (another cheap, delicious impulse!)
Toaster Pastries - $1.99
Diced Green Chilies - $0.65
Caesar Dressing - $1.29
Horseradish Sauce - $0.99
Spicy Mustard - $0.99
Heavy Whipping Cream - $1.89

Total with tax: $67.00

All in all, a pretty successful trip!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Menu Plan

I'm working on moving my shopping day to Wednesday instead of Monday, so this week's plan includes 10 days worth of meals.

Breakfasts: Eggs, Sausage, Toast; Bagels; Muffins; Yogurt, Fruit, and Granola Parfaits; Cereal; Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches: Leftovers; Sandwiches & Chips or Fruit/Veggies; Chicken Salad; Soup


Monday - Italian Wedding Soup
Tuesday - Vegetable Lo Mein, Egg Rolls
Wednesday - Caesar Pork Chops, Cheesy Broccoli Pasta, Roasted  Brussels Sprouts
Thursday - Stromboli, Salad
Friday - Asian Lettuce Wraps
Saturday - Chili, Corn Muffins
Sunday - Chicken Lazone, Salad, Steamed Veggie
Monday - Oven Smoked Brisket, Loaded Potatoes, Zucchini Parmesan Rounds
Tuesday - Chicken Enchilada Soup

I've included some new recipes, as well as some old stand-bys. Can't wait to eat all this deliciousness!

(Part of Menu Plan Monday by Org Junkie)