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Grocery Shopping and Menu Plan | Cash Only, Week 3


(I don’t normally buy this many crackers, but they were on sale, I had coupons, and I also have a $10 rebate to send in. So, I bought extra now, which means I won’t have to buy some in future weeks.)

This is my spending breakdown for the week:

Local store-$19.44 (these purchases are not pictured and include a big chuck roast)


I have a little over $116 left in my envelope to cover this coming week’s shopping trip, so that is awesome. I’d say the odds of me spending all of that are pretty low, especially since I have a big chuck roast in the freezer, a pound of crab meat (we will probably get two dinners out of that splurg-ey puchase), and plenty of cereal (Chex were on an awesome sale last week…I got 6 boxes for less than $6).

Breakfast this week will be yogurt, oatmeal, muffins, cold cereal, and maybe some granola if I manage to find the time to make it.

Lunches will be yogurt smoothies or yogurt, bread/sandwiches, fruit, and leftovers when necessary.

And dinners are as follows:




  • Grilled Hamburgers
  • another Fuddrucker’s buns experiment
  • potato chips
  • grilled vegetables


  • Calzones
  • green salad


  • Baked Potato Soup
  • cheese bread
  • whatever veggies need to be used by then


  • We’ll be having our Thanksgiving meal with my family, and all I have to bring are basic dinner rolls. Easy peasy.


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Monday 1st of August 2011

Great shopping. I have a very strict budget myself of $60.00 a week to feed 5 people and diapers. I have been doing really well lately.


Monday 23rd of November 2009

so I browse the list of meals and see this: another Fuddrucker's buns experiment Ok. I was just emailing hubby this morning "what I wouldn't do for a fuddruckers burger today" ... you going to keep us posted on the results ... perhaps this will be a Wednsday baking item??? :) Please? :)

elizabeth carmen

Monday 23rd of November 2009

Random, but I love that you used the phrase "easy peasy." That's a classic in my vocabulary but quite underused by too many people! Can't wait to hear how the Fuddrucker's experiment goes.


Sunday 22nd of November 2009

I'm still amazed at all that food you get!!!

Your menu sounds great :-)

Frugal Liz

Saturday 21st of November 2009

WilliamB, If you see two old people, a young woman wearing a long, hippie dress and a colonial bonnet, and 3 little girls, wave hi to us!

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