Sunday, January 22, 2012
We're preparing to go to Colorado in two weeks for my aunt's memorial service, and with that unexpected expense, we've REALLY got to be stretching every penny. I really have not had great success with coupons over the last several weeks, but this week was finally an exception. I only hit Hy Vee with my $45. I came out around $50 after tax, but I also got an almost $3 refund on an overage from last week. I saved about $12 with manufacturer coupons, and I also used a few store coupons for a total of another $10 or so. THAT is a success for me. Usually I stick much heavier to buying loss leaders, but I was very thankful to be able to do both this week. I also did a lot of filling in the gaps with simple items (black beans, cream cheese, bananas, tortillas) to make use of some of the things we already have in our pantry.
Here is our meal plan for the week,
Saturday - 100% whole wheat bagel thins / leftover pizza from last week / stuffed shells and salad
Sunday - graham crackers and fruit / easy enchiladas and our favorite bean dip / Pei Wei as a special surprise from Daddy
Monday - blueberries and yogurt / PBJ and apples / egg in the hole
Tuesday - Banana cheerios / brown bag lunches / slow cooker black beans and rice
Wednesday - bananas and yogurt / brown bag lunches / tortellini soup
Thursday - Peanut Butter cheerios / brown bag lunches / homemade hashbrowns and eggs
Friday - bagel thins / brown bag lunches / dinner out at my husband's work banquet
We will be snacking on trail mix, crackers and cream cheese, pumpkin cranberry muffins and various other snacks.
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