Sunday, September 14, 2008

2 week menu and groceries

I am trying to be frugal with our grocery budget, since we are doing Financial Peace. Some friends expressed interest in how I managed the amount for this 2 week period (that is how often we get paid), so I thought I would share it. It's kind of lengthy.

Here is our supper menu for the next 2 weeks. I already had most of the meat. Breakfast will be cereal, waffles, muffins, cinnamon rolls, pop tarts and hot cereal (whatever is in the cabinet). Lunches will be sandwiches, soups and leftovers. We will repeat some meals, but no one here seems to mind that. Keep in mind that we already had most of the meat in the freezer. We will be using deer (I pay $35 - $55 per dear depending on the size. A small dear is usually about 2 Wal-Mart bags full of meat and a larger one will be 3 or so.), ham that my Mom bought on sale and gave to us and chicken that I bought when it was on sale and put it in the freezer. I usually pay about $.99 lb. For split chicken breasts. The veggies are probably already in our freezer, but I will be going to Southern Family Market to buy frozen vegetables 10 for $10.00 and buy one get one free salads for around $3.50.

Spaghetti
Baked potatoes w/ cheese and sour cream
Sloppy Joes with potato wedges
Chicken n dumplings
Grilled deer tenderloin, salad and homemade bread
Country fried steak, Mashed potatoes and black eyed peas
Ham and veggies
Tacos
Stroganoff (Hamburger Helper)
Baked potatoes with sour cream, cheese and chili
Spaghetti
Chicken sandwiches and potato wedges
Chicken n dumplings (possibly with veggies)
Ham and veggies

Below is my grocery list for this two weeks. I bought all of this at Wal-Mart and price matched some of it. So, if you see another grocery stores name, I got Wal-Mart to give me their price :
Milk 2 @ 3.38 each Kroger = 6.76
Frozen Biscuits 2.98
Progresso Soup 2@ 1.50 = 3.00 - .50 coupon = 2.50
Chex Mix .99 Walgreens with .50 off coupon, total 0.49
Nature Valley Granolas 2 @ 1.98 – 1.00 coupons= 2.96
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 1.58-.30 coupon = 1.28
Martha White muffins x2@ .84 -.50 coupon= 1.18
Pure life water 12 pack 2.50-1.00 coupon= 1.50
Soft & hard taco shells (2 separate packs) 1.16+1.66-1.00 coupon = 1.82
Hormel Complete Meal ( santa fe chicken and rice)2.00 - .75 coupon=1.25
Dinty Moore stew 2 @ 1.42 = 2.84 – 1.00 coupon = 1.84
2 Knorr rice(Mushroom & Broccoli & Cheese Rice)2@ .98= 1.96-.60 coupon= 1.36
Zatarains 2 boxes of red beans and rice 2 x 1.36 = 2.72 - .75 coupon= 1.97
Eggs 1 ½ dozen 2.38
Bread 2 loaves 2 x .84 = 1.68
Hamburger buns 2 packs 2x 1.13= 2.26
Sloppy Joe Sauce 0.86
Frozen Potato Wedges 1.93
Spaghetti Sauce 2 jars 2 x 1.00= 2.00
Large Pack Spaghetti Noodles 1.32
Head of Lettuce 1.28
Cheddar Cheese 2.46
Stroganoff 2 boxes .96 x 2 = 1.92
Malto Meals Cereal (like honey nut cheerios) 4.48
Frozen Waffles 1.16
Pop tarts 1.74
Sour Cream 16 oz. 1.58
Banquet Frozen Chicken Patties 3.98
Snack crackers :cheese 0.97
Peanut butter 0.97
Tomatoes Piggly Wiggly 1.67 lbs x .99 per lb. = 1.65
Sweet Onions Piggly Wiggly 1.64 lbs x .59 per lb. = 0.97
Sweet Potatoes Piggly Wiggly 2.65 lbs x .69 per lb. = 1.83
Hazelnut coffee beans 3.68
2 Gogurt Jolts 2.28 each -1.00 coupon = 4.56
Tea bags 2 boxes 1.00 each = 2.00
Boxed Chicken Broth 1.48
1 lb. Sliced smoked ham 3.98-.50 coupon = 3.48
Chicken noodle soup 2 x .58 = 1.16
Pringles 1.00
Borden cheese slices 2.50
Sour Cream and onion chips 1.79
Butterball turkey Cajun lunchmeat (8 oz.) 2.98 -1.00 coupon = 1.98
Potatoes 5 lbs. 4.47

Subtotal 93.41
Tax @ 8 % 7.47 Total 100.88

If I didn't note a brand name then I probably bought the store brand. I hope this wasn’t too confusing and maybe someone will find it helpful. Maybe we could give each other inexpensive (somewhat healthy) meal ideas.

Added : It looks like it didn't transfer in list form, so if you want me to send it as a word document leave me a comment with your email address and I will email it to you.

1 comment:

The Arnold Family said...

hillbilly housewife has some good info too.