Learned a big lesson this week - Meal Plan and Grocery Trip for September 7th thru 13th

meal plans, grocery budget of $25.00 a week,
After a long weekend away for a family reunion, we didn't feel like doing our shopping when we got home on Monday.  I decided to do the shopping yesterday after I was sure Michael's first day of school was going well.  I didn't really have a plan before I left, came up with it while I  was at Walmart.  Here's our plans for dinner this week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Eating Out Stoffers Lasagna Hot Dogs Hamburger Helper http://wvugigglebox.blogspot.com/2014/04/pizza-casserole.html Pizza Casserole Eating Out Eating Out

We already had the lasagna, hot dogs, hot dog buns, hamburger, and Hamburger Helper kit.  All I needed to get was some things for lunches and additional items for the Pizza Casserole.  My mom is coming this weekend, that's why I have eating out planned.  I am going to try out some dessert recipes this weekend so look for those in the next week or so.

Here's what I got at Walmart:

Items Prices
birthday card for sil $3.97
loaf of wheat bread $1.74
2 cans of green beans $0.98 x 2 = $1.96
can of corn $0.98
small can of peas $0.78
pizza sauce $0.98
spaghetti sauce $1.98
applesauce $1.98
pear cups $2.00
peach cups $2.00
shredded mozzarella $2.47

I spent $21.50 at Walmart.

Here's what I got at Wegmans:

Items Prices
OJ $2.49
pepperoni $2.39
spaghetti noodles $0.99
elbow noodles $0.99
pop tarts $2.89 on sale for $2.50
cookie $4.44

So, I'm just now noticing that I was charged for 2 OJs, but I only really purchased one. Since I'm just now noticing this, there's probably nothing that can be done. According to the receipt, I spent $16.70.

We had a carry over of $5.81 which made our budget for this week $30.81.  The grand total spent was $38.20.  Went over by $7.39.  I had a feeling that I would go over when I put the cookie in the cart, but I wanted to celebrate Michael's first day of school.  Would have been closer to budget if I had paid attention at the check out and not bought the cookie.  Two more weeks of this $25.00 weekly budget.