Did you join me last week when I announced my wonderful spending freeze? This series first appeared on my blog Batavia’s Best Bargains. This week of my spending freeze I just share our shopping trip but as time goes on, I learn many things! So keep coming back on Fridays!
Quick recap we have $25 a week to spend. All the reason why is here. I have to say with my 22 day meal plan this second week was not so bad at all. It’s the week after I’m feeling a bit hesitant about. I want to add that for snacks I am baking away. Muffins, Cookies, smoothies you name it, I’m trying it!
Here’s what I bought for this week:
1 5 lb. bag of Flour $1.39– I have been buying King Arthur Flour at BJ’s 10 lbs. for $6.99 but Gold Medal was super cheap at Tops and I knew this moment was coming.So since I’m off my King Arthur Flour I went the Aldi route. I have to say my bread does not rise as nice with this flour but it’s temporary!
1 3lb. bag of Gala Apples $2.89
1 lb. of Butter Quarters $2.69
NY Sharp Cheddar Cheese 8 oz. $1.79
Bananas $0.39/lb. $1.29
1 -14 pack of Trident Chewing Gum $7.99( My husband insisted on this, he said without his beer and Tim Horton’s for now we can’t take away his gum at work! And well it’s a great price at BJs anyways!)
1- Gallon of Blue Diamond Almond Milk $3.99
Animal crackers $4.99
Walmart: ( Sorry no image)
1 Gallon of Whole Milk $2.19( This I think we may run out of!)
Total Spent for the Week: $30.22
I will submit for $0.25 cash back on my bananas purchase with Checkout 51 app here and be $5 over budget! But I blame it on the chewing gum!
Here is our dinner menu for the week. For the beginning of this menu and how I started it head here. For Breakfast it will be eggs, pancakes, cereal. Lunch, Chicken Nuggets, Sandwiches and Smoothies.
- Baked French Toast
- Chilli with cornbread( use venison)
- Venison Stroganoff
- Chicken Thighs with Sauteed Green Beans( Stocked up when they were $0.79/lb for thighs at Tops)
- Chicken Noodle Soup- use leftover chicken thigh meat
- Homemade Pizza
- Venison Sausage Soup
Are you on a spending Freeze?! What tips do you have to share?
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