This week is our first official full week back in homeschooling, so I tried to stay home as much as possible to help us adjust to a new schedule. My husband is a teacher and has the summers off – which we LOVE, but it is really hard to stick to a consistent summer schedule with Daddy home.
This makes transitioning back to a regular routine in the fall a little more challenging! I chose to stick to a simple menu and focus on using what we already had in the freezer and pantry. I am also hoping to clean up some of the not-so-great eating habits (like too much sugar and processed foods) we fell into over the summer.
1 large bag Brussel Sprouts, reduced – $2.00
1 huge box of assorted Fresh Vegetables, reduced (included Cabbage, Red and Green Peppers, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash) – $5.00
I had my husband do some price-matching at Walmart this week, since it is 1/2 mile from our house and very convenient. The regular prices on the brown rice, potatoes and romaine are all cheaper at Aldi, but since they aren’t listed in their sales flyer, I couldn’t price-match those. Aldi is a good 15 minutes from my house, so I only make the drive there when I am buying more than a few items.
4 ears of corn ($0.25/each) – $1.00
5 avocados ($0.49/each – price-matched Aldi) – $2.45
1 16-oz bag Brown Rice – $1.28
1 15-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $5.68
5 dozen Eggs ($0.99/each – price-matched Harris Teeter) – $4.95
Red Seedless Grapes ($0.99/lb – price-matched Harris Teeter) – $2.54
1 gallon Milk (price-matched Harris Teeter) – $2.97
3-ct package Romaine Lettuce – $2.98
Weekly Total for all Groceries: $30.85
Weekly Menu Plan
Cereal x 2, Oatmeal x 2, Smoothies and Hard Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelettes, French Toast and Scrambled Eggs
Stir Fry Veggies/Salmon over Brown Rice, Baked Potato Bar, Leftovers x 2, “Snack” Lunch x 2 (plate of cut up fresh veggies and fruits, cheese slices), Build-Your-Own-Salad Bar
Stuffed Baked Peppers (using ground venison), Corn on the Cob, Cucumber Slices, Grapes
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls, Apple Slices, Homemade Freezer Biscuits
Dinner at a Friend’s House
Homemade Protein Bars (for me – I am training for a half marathon next month plus nursing a 6-month old, so trying to focus on lots of healthy fats, carbs and protein!), Homemade Popcorn, Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (for the rest of the family)