Thursday, December 09, 2010

Shopping List and menu, 12/09/10

Here's my weekly shopping list in which I use the grocery ads and coupons to feed my family of 6 for under $60 each week. To learn more about how you can save money at the grocery store read my Grocery Shopping 101 series of posts. This list is specific to Puget Sound area stores and sales.

Shopping List
* with in-ad coupon
**at this price when minimum purchase requirements are met. See store ad for details.

Saar's Marketplace
*1 Cucumber .33 ea
*4 Old Orchard frozen concentrate .99/ea
*12 Tillamook yogurt .39/ea
*4 avocados 2/.88
*2 5# boxes satsumas $3.99ea
*3 Martenelli's sparkling cider 3/$5
*6# apples 3#/$1
*4# pears .48/#
*Navel oranges .48/#
*10 29oz cans S&W Pinto Beans .68/ea
1# Roma Tomatoes .99/#
3# seedless grapes .98/#
3# bananas .58/lb

because I didn't want to do any extra shopping this week I also opted to purchase a few non-sale items. A few of those items were necessary for making the Reuben Sandwiches we had on Wednesday to celebrate my brother's birthday.
Non sale items:
1 head cabbage .48/#
1# fresh mushrooms $3.28/#
1 large bunch celery $1.08
5# bag of carrots $2.98
1 bunch cilantro .58
1 large head Romaine lettuce $1.98
1# Tillamook Sliced Swiss
1 jar Farmans Sauerkraut $2.39

Grand Total $60.11
Wow! I don't think I've ever spent this much at Saar's in one shopping trip!

This is what we are going to have on the menu using the groceries I purchased this week and the stockpile in my pantry and freezer from previous weeks and months of $60 shopping lists. Remember that one of my New Year's goals is to serve a meatless meal once a week, and we have three theme nights per week: Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday, and Breakfast for dinner on Sundays.

Wednesday-Reuben Sandwiches (on homemade Rye),  Sweet Potato fries, grapes, birthday cake!

Thursday- Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles, Green Beans, Salad
Friday-Pizza night! Cheese, Pepperoni
Saturday- Macaroni and Cheese
Sunday-Breakfast for dinner! French Toast
Monday- French Chicken in a pot, Roasted Potatoes and Carrots, Caesar Salad
Tuesday-Taco Tuesday! Cheese enchilladas, cilantro/lime rice, pico de gallo

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