I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).
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Remember the Chorizo I bought recently that I said I wasn’t sure what to do with since I’d never purchased it before? Well, you all gave me LOTS of great ideas! And I ended up making Breakfast Burritos with it.
I used the eggs that I had gotten marked down and scrambled with the Chorizo.
Then I topped them with cheese.
And I rolled them up in the tortillas that I got last week for $0.49! I love it when I come up with creative ideas that are made pretty much entirely with ingredients that I’ve gotten on a great deal!
I had some extra burritos, so I froze them for quick lunches for Jesse. I thought the burritos were so-so, the kids weren’t really into them, but Jesse loved them!
Saturday Kroger Shopping Trip — $13.45
- Club Soda — $0.69
- Salad blend — marked down to $1.79
- Fage yogurt — marked down to $0.49 each, got $0.75 Ibotta rebate per cup
- Bubly Sparkling Water — on sale for $1.99 when you purchase 4 participating items, used $2/2 peelie coupons, plus submitted for $1/2 Ibotta rebate
- Chocolate Birthday Cake (for Silas’ Birthday) — $5
- Total with tax: $13.45
Silas turned 9 this past week and he came up with a really creative idea for an inexpensive birthday party.
He invited a few of his friends to come to Home Depot to their free Kid’s Workshop on Saturday morning. (This was 100% his idea!)
The kids loved it and they had a fun project they had made (windmill planters) to bring home. Then they came back to our house for lunch and cake (that I got at Kroger for $5!) and playing together.
I also took Silas out to Baskin-Robbins for a birthday treat (you can get a FREE scoop on your birthday!) for our traditional mother-child Birthday Date that all the kids look forward to!
This Week’s Super Simple Menu Plan
This menu is subject to change a little if I find some great deals or markdowns! ?
Cereal, Oatmeal, Eggs, Fruit, Toast
Leftovers, Chorizo Breakfast Burritos (for Jesse)
Leftovers, Salad (for me)
Monday — Meatballs, Roasted Broccoli, Oranges
Tuesday — Sausage/Peppers/Onions in the Crockpot, Brown Rice, Rolls
Wednesday — Waffles, Bacon, Fruit
Thursday — Baked Ziti, Peas, Fruit
Friday — Dinner Out
Saturday — French Toast, Sausage, Fruit
Sunday — Snack-y Dinner (fend for yourself — cereal, popcorn, etc.)
Total spent so far this week: $13.45
Total left to spend: $56.55
Cash back so far: $0.25 from Ibotta for submitting my receipt, $1.50 from Ibotta for buy 2 cups of Fage yogurt, and $1 from Ibotta for buying Bubly, and $0.25 from Checkout 51 for buying Tortilla Chips last week.