I like the alliteration of “Menu Monday” but in real life, I plan my menus on Saturday. So here is the happy medium: a menu post on Sunday evening, just in time for the new week.
Menu March 19-25
Saturday—Steak, mashed potatoes, corn (a special treat for us)
Monday—spaghetti w/ meat sauce, salad
Tuesday—homemade pizza (supreme, baby!)
Wednesday—breakfast bake, fruit salad
Thursday—Baked potato soup, yeast rolls
Friday—grilled pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, salad
Grocery shopping was great this week! I am stretching our meats out (l pound of sausage to cover the spaghetti sauce and pizza. And actually, sausage was on sale at Kroger this week, 2 for $5!!! Score!); the baked potato soup only uses half a pound of bacon (my free pack I got at the 2 for 1 sale last week); and the breakfast bake will use the other pound of sausage.
I only spent $110 at the grocery store today, with $37 worth of savings with my Kroger card and a few coupons (saved $4.50/coupons). I wanted to get a pork loin but they were about $16 each (OUCH!) but pork chops were on sale–I got a bulk pack of chops for $8.16 that were originally over $16!!! YEA!
We did splurge on Saturday with the steaks so we could try out our new grill! We have been wanting a new grill for about 4 years (our old one had to be held up with a rock under one of the legs and is super tiny). Lowes was having a sale and we had a bit of extra money this month due to our tax refund. So now we have a beautiful new grill!
Overall, our groceries came to $130 for this week, including the steaks, and a few extra special splurges such as Cheetos (boys’ request), rice crispy treat ingredients, and mini chocolate chips to make my special Banana chocolate chip muffins