When Mom's not doing the shopping, things seem to magically get added to the list - Meal Plans and Grocery Trip for May 15th thru 21st

meal plans, $50 weekly grocery budget,
I was out of town for the weekend and left the shopping up to Jon and Michael.  I did have the list and meal plans figured out before heading out on Friday.  Here's the meal plan I have planned this week:
  1. BBQ pork chops
  2. spaghetti
  3. chicken nuggets
  4. pizza casserole

Jon and Michael ended up doing our grocery routine on Sunday.  Here's the list I had for Walmart.
  • toilet paper  $11.97
  • chicken nuggets  $4.97
  • 2L Pepsi  $1.48
  • mouthwash  $5.97
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
Jon decided to add a few things to the already short list.  He thought that we already had the cheese, but it was actually different kind of cheese.  The amount spent was $25.27.

The list for Wegmans was short as well even with Jon adding to it.  Here's the list he had to work with:
  • pepperoni  $2.39 x 2 = $4.78
  • garlic breadsticks  $2.49
  • lasagna  $6.99
  • potato chips  $2.69 on sale for $1.99
  • chocolate chip cookies  $3.50
  • half gallon whole white milk  $2.29
  • OJ  $2.49
  • gallon lemonade  $2.49
Even with the items added by Jon, the amount spent was $27.70.  We had a carry over of $4.12 from last week which made this week's budget $54.12.  The grand total spent was $52.97.  That made us under budget by $1.15.  Pretty good for Jon and Michael adding stuff to the lists.