Even with meat prices up, we still stayed within our weekly budget! - Meal Plan and Grocery Trip October 10th - 16th

Last week we bought more chicken and then this week it was time for the ground beef.  With meat prices constantly increasing, it's no surprise that we weren't able to get more food.  Here's our rather small list of meals for dinner this week:

  1. Sloppy Joes (not going homemade, but click here if you would like to make them homemade)
  2. BBQ Pork Chops
  3. Shake-n-Bake Chicken
We did our Walmart shopping late Sunday night.  Here's the list that we had to work with:
  • gallon of distilled water  $0.88
  • Manwich  $1.00
  • hamburger buns  $1.28
  • BBQ sauce  $3.48
  • green beans  $0.98 x 2 = $1.96
  • corn  $0.98
  • stuffing  $1.00
The total that we spent was $10.84.  I was glad that we didn't spend too much because I knew we would need as much money for our Wegmans trip.

With Monday being a holiday, Jon was off from work so I went to Wegmans while Michael was taking his nap.  I had a really small list, but was a little on the hungry side.  It really is true that you shouldn't go grocery shopping hungry.
  • ground hamburger family pack  $18.76
  • pork chops  $4.09
  • gallon of chocolate milk  $3.99
  • pretzel twist  $2.60
  • cheddar cheese dipping sauce  $0.99
  • bananas  $1.47
Yeah, I bought some items that were not on my list.  I love to go grocery shopping on my own because I can get in and out rather quickly, but I don't have Jon with me giving me those looks of "I don't think you should be getting that."  I thought that I was good and then I went to the check out and the total came out to be $32.60.

Our grand total spent was $43.44.  I thought that I had actually gone over our weekly budget of $50, but am rather surprised that we were under by $6.56!  I did get $0.25 for the bananas through Checkout 51 and have uploaded the Walmart receipt to the savings catcher app.

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