Saturday, January 31, 2009

$20.00 menu Plan 2/1-2/7

S: Pot Roast in crockpot, root veggies
M: Quesadillas, beans, rice, chips
T: BBQ chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, salad
W: Goulash, broccoli, french bread
Th: Pizza, breadsticks, salad
F: L/O
S: Steak, baked potato, mixed veggies, salad

Shopping list

Bread Flour-6.99
tortillas chips-3.09
3 lbs bananas-1.32
4 lbs apples-1.00
3 ears of corn-1.00
2 lbs tomatoes-1.00
2-3 potatoes-1.00
1 lb flap steak-3.99
1 1/2 lb ny steak-4.49 ?

TOTAL 25.87

if I have extra money-
nuts for a trail mix

I know I am a little over budget again this week, but my doctor says I need more iron in my diet. I tried an iron supplement, and had an allergic reaction to it, so I am going to have to get my iron the old fashioned way!

Also, the bread flour is pretty pricey. However, I was looking back in my post, and the last time I bought bread flour was 3/4/08! 10 MONTHS AGO!!! So theoretically, this 25 lb bag will actually cost me .69 cents this month, or .17 cents this WEEK! At that cost it is worth it for me to buy it in bulk once a year. With that figured in, one could argue that my actual total this week is 19.05 instead of 25.87

Saturday, January 24, 2009

$20.00 menu Plan 1/25-1/31

S: Spaghetti, Salad, French Bread
M: Baked Chicken Taquitos, Rice, Refried beans
T: Sloppy Joes, Corn, Roasted Potatoes or French Fries
W: Lasagna, Salad, Bread
Th: Pizza, bread, salad
S: Chinese something?, steamed rice, egg rolls

I went to a mexican market this week. I have seen their sales ads in the past, but assumed that the quality of the produce would be poor! Boy was I wrong! I was able to get tomatoes 3lbs for $1 and oranges 6 lbs for $1! I feel like such a fool that I have been missing out all this time on such a great deal! This will be on my regular rotation of stores from now on!

I also took advantage of a Walgreens deal last week and got 6 jars of Ragu sauce and 2 jars of Peanut Butter for $1.92 total. This will add nicely to my stockpile!

Grocery List:
5 tomatoes-.75 cents actual-.53
6 oranges-.60 cents actual-.75
refried beans-$1.00
1 white onion-.50 actual for 3-.80
Green leaf lettuce-.99 actual -.79
bulk can of corn-$3.00
4 lbs bananas-$1.79
25 lb bread flour-$7.00
Buns-$1.50 actual-1.50
grapes-$1.69 actual 1.69
2 lbs carrots-$2.00 actual 2.00
5 boxes frosted flakes (from raincheck-.29 cents each)-$1.45
Cottage Cheese $1.50-1.44
TOTAL $15.14

If extra money...
Carne Asada -2.40
green pepper
Tater Tots
Cream of Mushroom Soup -2.16 4 cans
corn tortillas 1.49
miracle whip 3.98

sweet n sour sauce (for 2 dinners)-$2.57
grape jelly-1.54
sm can of corn-.68
Kosher Salt-1.78
Frozen Fries-2.28

TOTAL TO DATE-$29.83 eek! I guess flour will have to wait until next week!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Huggies diapers STEAL!!!

I don't shop Rite Aid much, but when I saw a post on Money Saving Mom on this deal, I couldn't resist!

2 jumbo packs of Huggies-9.99 each
2 tubs of wipes-3.49 each

use $5 off $25 purchase printable coupon
use 2 1.50 coupon from 1/11 Smartsource insert ( there are 2 coupons in this paper)
use .50 off 1 tub wipes ( or 2 if you bought 2 papers)

(Note: if you don't have this Sunday's Times, you can usually still purchase Sunday's paper until the following Saturday at one of those Newspaper/Magazine shops. In Santa Clarita there is one on Bouquet and Valencia, in the KMart shopping center)

Pay $18.46 + tax

Submit for a single check rebate at ( this is really really easy!!!!)
get back 4.00 check, and a $10.00 Rite Aid Gift card!

Final cost....$4.46

But wait....if you have reciepts for 5 or more packages of qualifying purchases through the caregivers marketplace you get back .75 cents for each pack of diapers you buy!!!!! This additional saving brings you down to


Monday, January 5, 2009

Totinos Pizza rolls

These are really popular in our house!

$1/1 off totino pizza rolls printable

Quick tip... Firefox doesn't always print these off, so try Internet Explorer instead.

Friday, January 2, 2009

$20.00 menu Plan 1/4 - 1/10

S: Goulash, french bread, salad
M: Tater tot Casserole, veggies, french bread
T: chicken, broccoli, roasted potatoes
W: Spaghetti, bread, salad
Th: Pizza, bread, salad
S: Lasagna, bread, salad

We still have lots of meats stockpiled in the freezer, and somehow we have 7 lbs of Cuties, 4 lbs of bananas, and 2 dzn eggs left from last week. Also, I am still working on some Steamers Frozen veggies that I got for free with a coupon from WalMart. So here is our list...

Grocery List:

Elbow Macaroni noodles-1.00
Tater tots-1.50
mozzarella cheese-4.00
cottage cheese-1.00
spaghetti sauce-1.50
gal of milk-2.59