Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grocery Grab Wednesday - Thursday Edition

This post is a day late because I was just too tired to blog last night.  I went to bed early and got a solid 9 hours of sleep, so now I feel much better!  It's a good thing I am well rested, because I have lots of cooking to do this week!  

Lately, I've been thinking that we should eat at home 7 nights a week (instead of allowing for 1 dinner out per week).  Eating out as a family of 4 costs a lot.  And, honestly, going out to eat with a 4 year old and a 2 year old isn't very relaxing.  When we go out to eat, I end up stressed out about keeping my children entertained, getting them to eat their meals, and keeping them quiet and seated so they don't disturb other patrons.  I actually enjoy eating at home as a family more than going out as a family.  So why not plan 1 extra meal per week and save myself the stress (and money)?!  This week, I've planned for 7 dinners at home.

Here's what I bought this week:

groceries from Sprouts
Grocery Haul from Sprouts

Sprouts
Cantaloupe - $1.50 (on sale)
1 Tomato - $0.16 (on sale)
2 lb Cotton Candy Grapes - $3.99 (on sale)
2 Gala Apples (.83 lb) - $0.40 (on sale)
1 Bulb Garlic - $0.34
3 Granny Smith Apples (1.12 lb) - $0.54 (on sale)
1 Green Bell Peppers - $0.96 (on sale)
Green Leaf Lettuce - $0.98 (on sale)
2 Limes - $0.40
4 Yellow Bananas (1.37 lb) - $0.95
2 Yellow Onions (1.38 lb) - $0.66 (on sale)
Sprouts Organic Canned Tomatoes (large can) - $1.99
Sprouts Salsa - $2.79
2 Packages of Organic Whole Wheat Pasta - $2.99 (BOGO)
Greek Gods Plain Greek Yogurt - $3.49 (on sale)
Lilly Sour Cream - $1.99 (on sale)
Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbles - $2.24
Mozzarella - $3.59
Mozzarella - $3.53
rBST-Free Colby Jack - $2.79 (on sale)
No Nitrate Sliced Turkey Breast - 3.59 (on sale)
Wisconsin Provolone - $2.40 (on sale)
Candy Corn - $3.69
Organic Ground Beef (1.25 lb) - $6.04 (manager's special)
2 Hot Italian Pork Sausages - $2.24 (manager's special)
Chicken Breast Tenders - $3.08 (on sale)
Whole Cut Up Chicken - $3.08 (manager's special)
12 6" Flour Tortillas - $1.79
Honey Oat Bran Bread - $3.29 (on sale)
Whole Grain Hamburger Buns - $2.99
Frozen Berry Medley - $2.99
BYO Bag Credits - $0.15 Savings!

Royal Crest Dairy
2 Gallons of 1.5% Milk (Local, Hormone-Free) - $8.98
1 Dozen Eggs (Local, Hormone-Free) - 2.29
Pint Half and Half (Local, Hormone-Free) - $1.99

Total = $84.72

Here are the dinners I am planning for this week:

Dinner #1 - Sloppy Joes with leftover skillet potatoes

Dinner #2 - Roasted chicken pieces with veggies from the fridge/pantry (celery, carrots, onion, potatoes)

Dinner #3 - Homemade pizzas and salad: 1 cheese pizza and 1 sausage/peppers/onions pizza

Dinner #4 - Pizza leftovers or sausages (from the freezer) and salad

Dinner #5 - Salsa Chicken with black beans

Dinner #6 - Pasta (homemade tomato sauce with noodles) and salad or frozen veggies


I always give the kids a serving of fruit with their dinners.  We plan to have cereal, oatmeal, or homemade pancakes/waffles for breakfasts.  For lunch, we usually have sandwiches, dinner leftovers or yogurt parfaits.

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