Meal Plan and Grocery Shopping – August 15

I am so ready for fall! It’s been so hot this week, plus a heavy rainstorm on Wednesday (Aldi shopping day!). That was so irritating to go out in. If it could be fall soon so I could not sweat every day and wear my pretty fall clothes, I’d be so happy.

We’re still waiting to close on our house, the tentative date is the 23rd. I can’t wait!

Found lots of good deals this week, plus it is the beginning of a new work thing that is pretty exciting. More on that in my meal plan down below.

Aldi haul:

  • Chicken tenderloins – $4.36
  • Ground turkey – $3.29
  • Chickpeas – $0.65
  • Lactose free milk – $2.79
  • Diced tomatoes – $0.55
  • Pork sausage – $2.99
  • Grapes – $1.98
  • Meat snack sticks – $2.69
  • Bowtie pasta – $0.99
  • Mushrooms – $1.19
  • Brookie dough ice cream – $1.99
  • Quick oats – $2.39
  • Frozen fruit – $2.09
  • Cereal – $1.29
  • Greek yogurt – $0.65 each
  • Breakfast cookies – $1.99
  • Tub of yogurt – $2.99
  • Blueberries – $1.29
  • Pasta sauce – $1.19

Total for the week (minus chicken, see below): $34.29

Shaw’s haul:

  • Oatmeal cookies – $2.50
  • 4 Regular Power Bars – $1.25 each
  • 1 Protein Plus Power Bar – $2 (I had a rebate for Buy 5 Power Bars Get $3 Back, so spent $4 altogether)
  • Almond flour (see below) – $10.99
  • Fish sauce (see below) – $3.49
  • Free range eggs – $2.50
  • Half gallon of milk – $1.99
  • Orange juice – $3.49
  • Shrimp (see below) – $4.99
  • Corn – $2
  • Spinach – $1
  • Green onions (see below) – $0.99
  • Red pepper – $1
  • Grapes – $2.91 (savings of $6.23 because they were $1.27lb!)
  • Bananas – $1.33
  • 4 Rev Snacks – $1.50 each
  • 2 Deli Snacks – $1.79 each (all 6 snacks had $1 off coupons on them!)
  • I also had a coupon for contact solution that brought it down from $10.99 to $5.99. Not included in total.

Total (minus ‘see below’ ingredients): $26.22!

Total for the week: $60.51

One of my freelance jobs is editing cookbooks. I’ve been doing this for a while now and they’ve asked me to test out some recipes from the books. In exchange for this, my ingredients for those dishes will be reimbursed.  That is why I purchased the chicken, shrimp, almond flour, fish sauce, and green onions, and did not include them in my grocery total.

My Meal Plan:

  • General Tso’s Chicken (from cookbook) – Chicken, almond flour, green onions
  • Honey and Soy Pork with Corn – Had all of the ingredients except the corn.
  • Orzo Skillet – Was on my list for last week and didn’t make it because I did not make chicken stock.
  • Smoked Sausage and Rice – Purchased pork sausage
  • Garlic Style Shrimp (from cookbook) – Shrimp, fish sauce, green onions

 

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