June 6, 2014

Grocery Shopping

My goal for grocery shopping is to spend as little as possible.  I've decided to try to start shopping every other week to keep out of the stores.  I can't control myself around a good deal.  I might need to run to Acme next week for some produce though.

I spent $143 at Aldi today.  We have so much food our cupboards are overflowing.

I did give in and buy some of the marked down items:

  • large cans of baked beans marked down to $.99.  I bought 5.  I figure 3 will be used at the girls' birthday party if they are still around by August.
  • Lemon Bar kit and Raspberry Bar kit $1.49 each.  Easy to make and my step dad loves lemon bars.  We usually have some type of get together for Father's day with my step dad and father in law, usually a cook out at our house.  So these bars will make an easy dessert.
  • Sauerkraut marked down to $.49 per can.  I bought 6.
Here are the meals I plan to make with all the food I bought today:
  • Blueberry pancakes (Making large batch to freeze some)
  • Hamburgers
  • Pizzas (I'm going to make one with a cauliflower crust, we'll see if I can get the hubs and girls to try it)
  • Whole Chickens in the crock pot (lots for leftovers and freeze some meat for later, plus chicken broth)
  • Black Bean Soup
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs (from the freezer)
  • Keilbasa, black beans and rice (crap... I forgot the rice)
  • Cheesy Hamburger Casserole
  • Honey Garlic Pork Chops
  • Baked Chicken Breasts
  • Large Batch of Sloppy Joe's to freeze some (plan to have leftovers)
  • Leftovers, leftovers, leftovers.
Some of the recipes are new.  I'll post them if they turn out good.


  1. You got some great deals! And your menu sounds delicious! :)

  2. A cauliflower crust sounds interesting for the pizza. I like the menu!!