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Menu Plan and Grocery Spending (week 2 of cash only)

This week, I did actually manage to go shopping on Thursday, instead of putting it off until I absolutely couldn’t go not go anymore (like I did the last two weeks!). My husband had a day off on Thursday, and we all went shopping together.


Did you see something in there, behind the ham?


Dark chocolate covered marshmallow pumpkins were on post-Halloween clearance, and my husband insisted that I buy some (I’m easily persuaded when it comes to marshmallow confections!).

At Aldi, we spent $65.93, and at Weis, we spent $37.92. That makes for a total of $103.85, which is $3.85 above my weekly average goal.

However, I only spent $64.62 last week (woo!), aaaaand I will be getting $5 back from a rebate (for the crackers I purchased). So, everything is hunky-dory with my grocery budget. I have $231.53 of my $400 grocery budget left for November, and I just have to make that last for two weeks.


  • Pizza, of some sort. I’m not sure what kind…I will poll my family in order to decide.



  • Shrimp Taco Salad (a green salad)
  • potato rolls



  • Tandoori Chicken (I STILL haven’t tried the recipe! )
  • whatever bread and produce needs to be used by then



  • I have a bunch of leftovers frozen that are not enough individually to feed the six of us…so we’ll all be having different things for dinner.

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The Frugal Girl » Grocery Shopping and Menu Plan | Cash Only, Week 3

Saturday 21st of November 2009

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Wednesday 18th of November 2009

Thanks so much for sharing. I think you would enjoy my blog as well. It looks like we're living similar experiments!


Wednesday 18th of November 2009

Oooh, maybe I need to MOVE there. lol


Tuesday 17th of November 2009

BTW.... marshmallow confections seem to be a New Zealand specialty. They seemed to be everywhere and in everything! You should go sometime. ;-)


Sunday 15th of November 2009

Jinger, that recipe was not at all the same as Fuddrucker's buns. The husband and I had a date last night and went to Fudd's, so now I have a better idea of what I'm trying to replicate.

Amy, hello! I didn't know you read my blog! Good to see you.

Maria, Oregon Chai is the stuff I bought on vacation....SO good! I do have a mix we've been using, and I'll try to get that posted this week.

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