I went grocery shopping on Sunday morning - hopefully I planned well enough that I got enough to get us through this week. I spent $66, which is pretty low, but I had kind of stocked up the week before. That total included using a store coupon from the weekly flier for .79 tuna (limit 3). I also wanted to get the .79 tomato soup on coupon, but they were sold out. I also bought 3 donuts from the bakery case. They have the biggest, freshest donuts. Usually they are sold out whenever I am shopping there, but they had 2 maple bars (DH's fav) left and I got a chocolate covered bar for myself. As I was checking out there were 3 little Girl Scouts tucked in the corner of the store next to where I was checking out. I asked how much per box ($4, unless I wanted the S'mores -they were $5...because they have more ingredients, I was told by one cute girl). I got $10 cash back from my grocery payment and bought 2 boxes for $8. I usually never buy these cookies, but hey - it's small town and gotta support those kiddo's...and who doesn't like Girl Scout cookies? In the past, usually someone brought boxes into the office, so I'd get my fix that way.
I also splurged and bought myself a half gallon of organic milk. I love the creamier taste of it, so will have some in between drinking regular (ie cheaper) milk. That $66 total also included a 12 pack of Mtn Dew. I hate paying their $6 price (I have never seen it on sale at this store, ever), but we are down to less than 2 packs (from our big stock up from Walmart last month) and I wanted to make sure we didn't run out and I'd have to make another trip to the store this week. Mtn. Dew is like DH's coffee. He drinks 2-3 cans a day (ugh!). I have a half work day this coming Friday, so I think I will make a city trip and stock up on pop, water, steaks and chicken breasts. I just do not like the steaks and chicken we have tried at the town grocery store. Too thick.
The dinner plans for the week are:
Last night: Bertolli chicken and red potato marsala skillet meal. DH loves this meal and it's easy to make. I'll add some crescent rolls and some applesauce.
the rest of the week:
Eggs and bacon
Tuna Casserole - (I can freeze half for another time)
I get so tired of trying to plan dinners. I'd probably love those fresh pre-made meal kits they have now via various mail order companies, but no way would I pay the cost of them. I saw some crockpot meals advertised on Omaha Steaks and they were like $20 per meal. Ridiculous.