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Groceries – January 26


I’ve not been too happy with my grocery savings.  I used $7 in coupons this week, but I haven’t found items on sale that match my coupons, thus preventing my from buying in bulk, on sale, with multiple coupons, which is my goal.  I know that I need to be patient about these sales…

I also need to keep in mind that we’re now eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner from home every day, with the exception of eating 1-2 meals out on weekends.  That means that we will require more groceries and that we’ll run out of them faster.  I just need to remember how much we’re saving from not going out to restaurants so much!  Still, I am starting to crave sushi again…

This week, I stocked up on frozen chicken, shrimp, and fish.  There was also a better price on a family size (as opposed to reg. size) of pork chops, so I bought more than I needed for my recipe.  I’ll probably freeze the extra pieces for another week.  I don’t anticipate buying as much meat, poultry, or seafood for a while.  I’ll only need to buy beef or pork roasts.

Groceries for the week of January 26 (with $7 in coupons):

  • Frozen Ciabatta Loaf 2.79
  • Frozen Blueberries 3.49
  • Frozen seasoned peas & mushrooms 1.89 (and coupon)
  • Refrigerated crescent rolls 1.69 (I’m ticked, because a coupon came out in this Sunday’s paper, yet I shopped the day before!)
  • Grands biscuits 1.17 x 3 (and coupons)
  • Frozen waffle fries 1.79
  • 4 cups HEB Shredded cheese 4.69 (I had coupons for Kraft 4 cup pkg, but HEB did not carry that size.)
  • Frozen Breaded Tilapia 5.99 x 3 (on sale at store, plus 3.99 store coupon when buy 3)
  • 4 lbs Frozen chicken breasts 7.96
  • 1 lb Frozen, peeled shrimp 7.99
  • 1 slice bacon .50 (to cook with green beans – Yum!)
  • Frozen flounder fillets 5.99
  • 1 lb Ground beef 3.19 x 2
  • Boneless pork chops 8.90
  • 24 oz cottage cheese 3.49 (and coupon)
  • Cool Whip Can 2.00 (and coupon)
  • Sliced mushrooms 1.99
  • Orange juice 1.43
  • Instant chocolate pudding box .39
  • Paprika 2.59
  • Hot chocolate boxes 2.34 x 2 (with coupon)
  • 1 gallon milk 3.89
  • Baking mix 1.92
  • 1 Tomato .36
  • 1 Cucumber .88
  • Bananas 1.00
  • Washed Lettuce 3.79

Total = $97 (Yikes!)

For more grocery buys, go to The Grocery Cart Challenge.

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Groceries – January 19


This week, we stocked up.  Boy, did we stock up.  We went to Costco and Wal-Mart.  I had a list, but I forgot frozen chicken breasts.  Plus, I couldn’t find a few other items I needed at a good price, so I’ll hit HEB later in the week.

Click here to see my menu for this week.


  • 2 boxes Grape Nuts
  • Jet Dry
  • Cascade
  • Personal Items
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Canned Stew


  • Frozen cauliflower
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Totino’s pizzas
  • Ice cream
  • Spaghetti-O’s
  • Canned green beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Salad dressing (used $2 in coupons; had another, but it didn’t get scanned)
  • Flour
  • Bananas
  • Clementines
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Turkey Sausage

For more grocery buys, go to The Grocery Cart Challenge.

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Groceries – January 12

groceries-jan-10 Last week, I had to make several small trips to the store for cottage cheese, Mac & Cheese, lettuce, etc.  I’m hoping that I’ll only need small trips for lettuce and bananas this week.

Click here to see how I’ll be using these groceries for this week’s meals.

This week, I only purchased foods for our meals.  I did not do any food storage buying.  I did not buy any treats or sushi.

  • 3 Totinos’s Pizzas
  • Milk
  • 3 Yogurt Cups
  • 1 Pint Egg Product
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 Pound Deli Turkey
  • 6 Slices Deli Cheese
  • 1 Beef Roast
  • Thick-Cut Pork Chops
  • Cooking Spray
  • 5 Pounds Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • 2 Containers Strawberries (on sale)

Total = $56

For more grocery lists, see The Grocery Cart Challenge.

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It surprised me how short my grocery list was this week, especially considering how much food I plan to prepare this week.  Click here to see my menu.

Here’s a rundown of what I purchased:

  • Sushi $5 – I wish I could have it for every meal!  Yum!

Food Storage $15 –

  • water
  • bread crumbs
  • lemon juice

Everything Else $22 –

  • Tylenol
  • carrots
  • frozen, breaded fish
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 steak
  • 1 pork roast
  • grated parmesan cheese

I saved $1.75 with coupons.

Total = $43

I now have my 2 weeks of water stored up (28 gallons).  Yeah!


Beef Roast Recipe (from Reynold’s cookbook):

Shake 1/4 c flour in a large oven bag.  Add 1 can stewed Italian tomatoes, 1 packet onion soup mix, and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Combine in the bag.  Add a 3 pound rump roast to the bag and get it coated in the sauce.  Add 4 quartered potatoes and 4 carrots (2 in long).  Cook at 325 for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until 160 degrees.

For more ideas, go to The Grocery Cart Challenge.

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Groceries – January 1

Borrowing the idea from The Grocery Cart Challenge, I’ve decided to photograph and post information about my grocery shopping trip.  I won’t post the price of every item, but I’ll give a general run down.  This should help me to be more mindful of my spending.  I stuck to my grocery list much more than normal today.


Here’s the rundown:

Sushi $5 – This was a treat.  I’ve been craving sushi since I last had some before Christmas!

Food Storage $10 – oats and cream of chicken soup

Here’s the rest:

  • frozen veggies
  • potatoes
  • apples
  • bananas
  • yeast
  • onion powder
  • baking mix
  • eggs
  • milk
  • ham steak

Total = $44

Click here to see how I’ll use these items in my menu this week.

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