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Grocery Spending and Menu-last one in August.

The Spending

The cow that we normally get out milk from has adopted a calf, whose mother rejected him/her (I don’t know much about the calf!). So, the calf is getting most of the milk, the farmer’s family is getting the rest, and our milk came from the grocery store this week.

I spent $38.13 at Aldi and $47.45 at Weis. Unfortunately on that shopping day, I left my grocery lists at home. Surprisingly enough, I remembered almost everything on my list. Somehow, though, I completely forgot to get mozzarella cheese. I don’t know how that happened because I use it every single Friday to make pizza.

So, I made a trek to the local grocery store and bought a pound of mozzarella, 2 pounds of peaches, and a 1.75 quart package of vanilla ice cream (to make root beer floats!) for $7.20.

That makes for a $92.78 total. Yay! That’s under my $100 budget even though I stocked up on chicken breasts, which were on sale for $1.69/lb.

The Food

Here’s my produce (except for the watermelon, which inexplicably ended up in the non-produce picture again!).


The watermelon and everything else.


The Menu

Breakfast: fruit, toast, bagels, and cereal

Lunch: yogurt smoothies, fruit, sandwiches, leftovers, raw carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes

Dinners are as follows. Some of these are repeats from last week…due to my husband’s tonsil problems, we didn’t end up eating some of the planned meals.



  • French Toast
  • OJ


  • Italian Grilled Chicken
  • braided bread
  • green salad


  • Chicken Pasta salad, made with leftover grilled chicken
  • whatever produce needs using by then

Wednesday (This is Joshua’s birthday, so he chose the meal)



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The Frugal Girl » Grocery Spending and Menu: Pre-vacation (and backwards) edition

Saturday 5th of September 2009

[...] at Weis, so my total grocery bill for the week was $101.81.  That’s $1.81 over budget, but I was under by more than that last week, so it’s all [...]


Saturday 29th of August 2009

Hi Frugal Girl, Just a smal comment on the sheets. Something I do is drape my sheets across all the doors in the house. Usually twins work better than fulls or queens. If I hang them in the am they are usually ready to go back on the beds in the evening. Thanks for all you do!

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