Luckily, we live right across the street from a Super-Wal-Mart. I don't really like grocery shopping there because they rarely have any discounts, and their produce is usually inferior for a higher cost than elsewhere, but I'm going to make the best of it! Here's what $25 bought me this week (no picture, because I'm too lazy right now):
Bag of 6 Grapefruits-$2.00
2 lb brown rice-$1.42
3 Ramen packets-$.52
1 can fake Rotel-$.68
1 can Ranch-style Beans-$.58
1 can black beans-$.64
1 box of pasta-$1.16
Half and half (pint)-$1.52
Whole fryer chicken (3.5 lb)-$3.60
Total before taxes: $24.03
I am really having to rely on stuff that is already in the pantry, as a large chunk of this week's budget was spent on staples. I don't know if I like having to decide whether to get peanut butter or mayonnaise this week, or having to choose between getting flour or getting butter and stre-e-e-tching this week's flour. I may end up expanding the budget to $30, but I haven't quite given up on $25 yet. We'll see what happens in the next few weeks.
I'm going to try my hand at making breakfast cookies . We'll see how that goes.
Leftover Italian Chicken
Chili (unused from last week because we were unexpectedly invited to a friend's house to eat. Score!)
Leftover Bread Meal
Busy Day Lo Mein (taken from Newlyweds blog)
Southwestern Bean Dish
This post is brought to you in part by The Grocery Cart Challenge. See you next week!