Hello, my frugal foodies! How is your week so far?
I’m on day 5 after oral surgery and still pretty sore. I’ve managed to lose 5 pounds, but there have to be more pleasant ways to do that! I’ve been really limited in what I can eat, but trying to stay creative and upbeat. I’m thankful for smoothies, soups and my Vitamix! You will be seeing more recipes of these soon, as I’m making a lot of them. I’m also trying to catch up on putting up recipes. I’ve made so much stuff lately and taken pictures of everything, but just haven’t felt good enough to sit down and finish editing them. Soon!
This week’s meals are fairly simple: soups, pastas, smoothies, drinks of many kinds. We still have snacks and cake leftover from the birthday weekend, and next weekend have a wedding to go to. That should be interesting on a lot of fronts. We’ve never taken the little guys to one. Hopefully everyone (myself included) will be on our best behavior! No promises though! 🙂
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Peanut Butter Cup Cacao
Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie
Easy Chia Pudding
Pineapple Mint Smoothie
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
Homemade Yogurt in the crockpot (this turned out really good!)
Kim’s Five Way Chili
Kim’s Easy Homemade Pizza
I did really well at Kroger this week! I stopped in to check out clearances and was surprised to find whole milk marked down to $1.79 ea. I still have a lot, so I “only” picked up 4 gallons! They also had a lot of good looking produce on clearance, including a huge bag of hatch chilies, ripe roma tomatoes, and some huge avocados. I’m thinking I may be adding some stuffed chilies, fresh salsa and guacamole to the menu!
My Aldi trip was a bit more expensive. I grabbed a number of high priced items that I don’t normally get- walnuts for making lots and lots of pesto (recipe coming this week!) and some wine! With the pain I’ve been in lately, I’d definitely put that under the “needs”, not “wants” list! Most of the rest was filling in the gaps. I stocked up more than I planned last week, so we’re pretty good on things right now.
4 gallons of milk @ 1.79/ea
5 bags of clearanced produce @ $1/ea
3 cans Hunts Tomato Sauce @ $1/ea
Generic Rice Krispies 1.79
Generic Cheerios 1.69
Whole grain pasta .89
Whole Grain White Bread .99
Split Top Wheat Bread .89
French Fries 1.69
2 lbs ground turkey @ 1.89 ea
1 lb gluten free fusilli 1.39
1 lb gluten free penne 1.39
1 lb bag shredded mozzerella 2.99
1 lb bag shredded cheddar 2.99
1 lb premium bacon 2.99
2 pkgs cream cheese @ .99 ea
1 bag sliced pepperoni 1.99
1 lb honey ham lunch slices 3.29
2.85 lbs bananas @ .44 ea
1 jug cranberry pomegranate juice 1.89
5 lb bag of all purpose flour 1.49
1 can onion baked beans 1.39
1 bag flat leaf spinach 1.79
1 bag tortilla chips 2.39
1 bag gala apples 1.99
1 lb walnuts 7.49
1 bag lemons .99
1 bag semi sweet morsels 1.79
Hope you’re on the mend – start of the school year is always rough. Doesn’t seem to matter how prepared you and your student(s) are!
If your garden is like mine, you’re still knee deep in tomatoes, wishing they would slow down. But soon we’ll be yearning for our garden tomatoes, I refuse to buy, much less eat, what passes for tomatoes at the grocery store during our winter months!
Thanks, Selena! Took a while, but I’m back!