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Grocery Report/Menu Plan | Last one for May!

On Saturdays, I share my menu plan for the upcoming week along with a photo of my groceries and a tally of my spending. My goal is to spend $100/week for our food, toiletries, and cleaning products. I’m currently in the midst of trying to buy more local, sustainably-produced food while sticking to my budget. Can it be done? I don’t know, but I’m going to try, and I’ll share what I learn as I go along.

This week, I shopped at Weis and Aldi…I couldn’t go to the farmer’s market on Saturday, and the blog reader I buy my eggs from is on vacation in Europe until July (his chickens have gone on vacation too, so to speak…they’re staying with a friend until the owner returns!). So, for the next few weeks my eggs will be coming from Aldi instead.

I spent $55.42 at Aldi and $60.14 at Weis. Soo, my total is $115.56, $15.56 over budget. That can be attributed to the fact that I stock up on chicken breasts, though, so I don’t feel too bad about that.

Breakfasts this week will be comprised of yogurt, muffins, fruit,toast, scrambled eggs, and homemade granola (I finally made some!). Lunches will be homemade yogurt, yogurt smoothies, fruit, sandwiches, and leftovers as necessary.

And here’s what we’ll be eating at dinnertime:



  • French Toast
  • scrambled eggs
  • OJ


  • Grilled Bratwurst
  • fruit salad
  • chips and dip
  • root beer floats



  • Shrimp Taco Salad
  • Challah


  • Bacon and Cheese Quesadillas
  • fruit salad
  • raw veggies


  • Grilled Chicken
  • English Muffins
  • green salad

I might be back tomorrow with a short post here, depending on how my day goes today (I can promise, though, that there will be a post on The Frugal Girl 365 tomorrow), but if not, have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you here on Monday!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter my Quiznos gift card giveaway (it closes at 9:30 EST today) and my Tropicana $50 Visa gift card giveaway (it closes at midnight tomorrow night).

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Wednesday 2nd of June 2010

I'm new to your blog and I really enjoy reading it. Just a quick question- I notice there are stuffed toys in all the grocery pictures. What's the story behing that? Just curious. I think it's cute.


Saturday 29th of May 2010

haha love all the little legs in the background!


Saturday 29th of May 2010

Hi Kristin,

I'm a new reader, and I really enjoy your blog. I just wanted to let you know that lately I've been getting warnings from my antivirus software that your webpage is trying to install some type of malware on my computer when I visit your blog. This malware is probably hidden in one of the ads (or other content) you have on your page, or sometimes they're even in the blog posting software (they may have gotten broken into). Anyway, just wanted to let you know.

I look forward to reading your blog every morning!

Regards, Vanesa


Saturday 29th of May 2010

I'm working on it! I think it's a BlogHer ad issue, and I've sent them an email. Many apologies!


Saturday 29th of May 2010

OH NO. Are those Zuzu pets on the groceries? I work at a daycare and yesterday I accidentally got a hamster stuck on a child's head. I thought it was off and stuck it on her head and the wheels started turning. So her hair got tangled up into it. We got most of it out but had to cut just a teeny bit off.

I'm probably more traumatized than she is.

Frugal Liz

Saturday 29th of May 2010

My homemade tortillas always turn out too thick! They are pretty tasty, though.:P I can't go grocery shopping until TUESDAY, because May is a long month.:( Luckily, I bought a ton of corn on sale at Publix, and my cucumber and zuchinni plants have been producing, so we're not stuck just eating canned and frozen stuff.!

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