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What I Spent

Let’s see…here’s a small $29.52 trip to Aldi.

groceries Aldi

I also made an unpictured $43.99 trip to Aldi and a $62 trip to Target, where I stocked up on flour and tea and also bought some groceries for dinner that night.

I definitely could have saved more money by buying   some of those Target groceries at Aldi, but it was a day when convenience won out.   Target isn’t insanely expensive, but it is definitely pricier than Aldi (as are most stores, to be honest.)

Still, I’m in at $135.51 for the week, which isn’t too shabby of a start to October.

What We Ate


I grilled some kebabs and made a pot of Jasmine rice.



We had shrimp and ravioli in pink sauce (except for Zoe, who just had ravioli in pink sauce.)

I am completely blanking on what we had with that, even though I’ve sat here for a few minutes thinking about it.   It must not have been very exciting.


I made bacon and cheese quesadillas, and we also had salsa, guacamole (OF COURSE) and fruit.

chicken quesadillas


Sloppy joes.   Plus some fresh fruit.

homemade sloppy joes


I’m planning to make pizza, probably just the regular ol’ kind again!


How about you? What was on your dinner table this week?


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Wednesday 12th of October 2016

I love Aldi! You can save so much more shopping there instead of other places. I read online that some of the products they sell are actually the same name-brand products you would find in other stores, just under a different label. Unfortunately, we don't have any around us where we currently live. :(


Saturday 8th of October 2016

Monday- BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, chips and raw veggies. Tuesday- Chicken pot pie. It turned out so pretty I actually took a picture of it! Wednesday- Brinner: Waffles and sausage links Thursday- Free Birthday burger at Red Robin (Yum!) Friday- Chicken Parmesan over spaghetti with some raw veggies. Our family is more likely to eat a veggie if it is a simple plate of cut up veggies.. easy and quick in my book!


Saturday 8th of October 2016

Kristen, your pictures are beautiful!

We tried out a new, healthy, premade meal delivery. It's certainly not as frugal as cooking, but my hands are about 50% paralyzed at this point. Fortunately, my husband is a terrific cook. When his work eases up a little, will have more home-cooked meals.


Saturday 8th of October 2016

Monday: Free pizza at the gym! Not so great for the workout, but it was free. :) Tuesday: Cheese and Veggie Omelettes. Wed.: Chicken Tenders and Veggies. Thurs.: Cheeseburgers. No sides, but we did eat chips and dip later. ;) Fri.: Pasta with hamburger meat, tomato sauce and lots of onion, garlic and other spices.

I have started to shop mostly at Aldi as well. This week they had the small pieces of dried salami, yum! We added it to our salads we took to work, it was delicious.


Saturday 8th of October 2016

Monday : I had a baby boy! This is my third chiks and I have pre-planned meals like it's my job. I ate dinner in the hospital. My husband went home to help my mother-in-law with our big kids at bedtime. They all had chicken pot pie I had frozen last month.

Tuesday: takeout pizza with a $10 coupon for those eating at home.

Wednesday: first day home from the hospital and we ate a variety of delicious leftovers.

Thursday: Chili with cornbread I froze last month plus apple slices.

Friday: Leftover chili and macaroni and cheese with homemade sauce I froze earlier.


Saturday 8th of October 2016

Wow, congratulations, mama!!


Saturday 8th of October 2016

Oops - third child. :)

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