Sunday, August 14, 2016

Menu Plan Monday: 08/15/2016

This week Joe and I are preparing for our yearly week at the beach with Howard.  I am so excited I can barely contain myself - good food, pool time, sight-seeing, shopping, and the weather is suppose to be FaBuLoUs!  Along with all the prepping and packing, I also have to work most of the week, run extra errands, do laundry for work, and the normal clean the house and do the laundry stuff still has to get done.  So, needless to say, the crock-pot is going to be working hard this week.   
Here's what's cookin' at the Rogers' house this week...
  • Breakfasts: Fruit, and Luna Bars for Me; Pop-Tarts for Joe; Turkey Sausage Links, Mini Muffins, Fruit, and/or Fruit and Grain Bars for Howard 
  • Lunches: Egg Salad/Tomato and Bacon Sandwiches, Leftovers, Chips, Veggie Dippers with Ranch, Soup, and/or Fruit for Joe and I.  Howard will have Turkey Sausage links, Cheese Slices, Mac and Cheese cups, and/or PB Waffles, and Fruit.
  • Dinners:
    • Sunday - Leftover Meatloaf, Pasta Salad, and Garden Salad
    • Monday - Take-out while running Errands
    • Tuesday - Crock-pot Tomato Gravy, Rice
    • Wednesday - Crock-pot Chicken Fajita, Mexican Rice
    • Thursday - Mac and Cheese, Hot Dogs
    • Friday - Leftovers/Snacky Dinner (it's just me and Howard, Joe is away)
    • Saturday - Homemade Pizza
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Weekly Spending Report: 08/07-13/2016

This week I spent more than I normally like to, but with spending so little last week, and the meat sales that were going on this week, I just couldn't help myself.  Since I bought extra meat, I decided to go ahead and do a little freezer-cooking.  I ended up making some taco meat, a meatloaf, and some fajita meal kits.  Another chunk of the spending went to vitamins and Benefiber, both of which I hate buying.  They aren't really needs, but also aren't wants, and they are things that you know that if you don't buy, you will feel crummy, so you buy them.  It's a vicious cycle.  Any way - the grocery budget is why we're here - so, take a peeker below to see the deals I snagged this week...
  • Tuesday's CVS Trip: $15.56 oop, Earned $1.49 ECB's (Gummies)
  • Tuesday's ALDI Trip: $38.26 oop
  • Tuesday's Baugher's Trip: $6.78 oop
  • Tuesday's Giant Trip: $54.73 oop, Earned $0.50 Saving Star Rebate (Annie's Mac and Cheese)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $7.42 oop
  • Saturday's CVS Trip: $17.28 oop, Earned $12.75 ECB's ($12 Benefiber, $0.75 Reese's) 
Total OOP: $140.03
Total Earned: $14.74
Total Remaining for August: $233.74

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