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Grocery Shopping and Menu Plan. It’s August!

(I’m going to do my spending report first. You know, to take a walk on the wild side. 😉 )

I made a trek to Costco this week. Usually this wreaks terrible havoc on my grocery budget, but I came out almost ok this time.

Here’s the breakdown:

I had $29.93 left from the last two week’s grocery budgets going into this, so I actually had $129.93 to spend.

I spent $70.59 at Costco, and completely forgot to take a picture. I bought vanilla, cinnamon, pistachios, a box of cereal, pecans, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner, and some hand soap.

At Aldi, I spent $43.40, and then at Weis, I spent $23.56.

All of that ads up to $137.56. But, because of my savings from the prior weeks, I ended up at only $7.62 over my $100/week budget. I’m pretty pleased with that considering that I stocked up on a lot of stuff at Costco, and I’m quite sure I can make that up when I go shopping next week.

Here are the photos of my groceries, minus the Costco purchases. Those of you that are new might be wondering why in the world there are stuffed animals (specifically a spider!) in my pictures. A while back, Joshua put the spider in the picture to be silly, and it just took off from there. Most weeks, some or all of the kids remember to throw a few animals in there before I snap the photo.

This week, they went a little overboard.


This is my produce. I’m not having to buy a lot in the way of veggies right now because I’m getting quite a few from other people’s gardens. So, I mostly just have to buy fruit.


Breakfast and lunches will be as usual…granola, cereal, toast, yogurt, and fruit at breakfast, and yogurt smoothies, bread, fruit, veggies, and leftovers at lunch (not all at the same time for either meal, mind you).

Saturday(I’m not going to be here for dinner. I’m going to my aunt’s house, along with my sister, to watch 5 straight hours of Pride and Prejudice with my cousins and aunt. Yay! My family will still need to eat, so here’s what I’m leaving for them).

  • Shrimp Pasta Salad
  • Cheese Bagels
  • fresh cherries


  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Orange Juice


  • Taco Salad in Tortilla Bowls
  • fresh peaches


  • Wraps made with grilled chicken, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and varied salad dressings (which depend upon the preferences of each diner)


  • Roast Beef Panini sandwiches
  • Spinach Salad


  • Mandarin Chicken Salad
  • whatever bread happens to need using!


  • Grilled Pizza
  • green salad
  • root beer

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The Frugal Girl » Grocery Spending and Menu Plan-Week 2 of August

Saturday 8th of August 2009

[...] puts me at only $75.13 for the week…yay!  I was $7.62 over last week, though, so once I add that in, my real total for this week is $82.75.  That’s still $17.25 [...]


Monday 3rd of August 2009

Snoopy! Great to see your kids know about Peanuts. After reading The Gospel of Peanuts (it's a book which uses Peanuts strips to teach Biblical truths and Christian philosophy) and noticing the Christian overtone in many of the earlier strips before Schultz went the other way.

Meal planning at my place has been difficult since we lost the oven and it is too expensive to fix. We can still cook on the range but until we replace the whole stove, we're limited in what we can make at home.


Sunday 2nd of August 2009

I'm guessing you watched the A & E Pride and Prejudice w/Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. This is the only DVD I actually own. Sounds like fun to watch it w/other fans!


Saturday 1st of August 2009

I don't have children...and I enjoy looking for the spider!! Joshua gets very creative with his placement. Makes things fun :-) And, the treat this time...some cute little feet :-)


Saturday 1st of August 2009

My daughter is a big fan of stuffed animal peeps, and we enjoy looking for them in your photos!

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