Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Week 5 Grocery List with Prices!

This week I shopped at Maceys for most everything and Sunflower Farmers Market (as noted by SF).

Ingredients for Week 5 Dinners

I need to purchase:

broccoli (SF .45 lbs @ .88/lb = $.40)
cauliflower(.3 lbs @ 1.49/lb = $.45)
5 potatoes (SF I bought a 10 lb bag for $2.00)
1 lb baby carrots (SF $.87)
1 tomato ($.53)
green salad (SF Romaine lettuce $.88)
1 bunch asparagus (SF $1.03)
1 green pepper ($1.19)
1 pkg Provolone slices ($2.69)
milk (1 gallon = $1.98)
sour cream ($.88)
2 loaves French bread ($1.76)
3 to 4 lbs chicken breasts (3.14 lbs @ 1.48/lb = $4.65)
3 lbs beef roast (2.6 lbs @ 1.88/lb = $4.89)
small jar basil pesto ($7.29- Does anyone know where to find this cheaper?)
1 can pineapple ($.88)

This week I spent $32.37 on our six dinners.

The breakdown is approximately as follows:
Pesto Chicken, Garlic Bread, Broccoli, Cauliflower- $12.38
Meatball Sandwiches, Carrots, Seasoned Fries- $3.18
Swiss Chicken, Green Salad, Peas- $4.11
Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Asparagus- $6.21
Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice, Green Salad, Asparagus- $4.51
Beef Stroganoff, Steamed Carrots, Peas- $1.32

From my pantry:
Parmesan cheese
Swiss cheese slices
30 frozen meatballs (or I'll make my own-- we'll see)
1 lb ground beef
frozen peas
Pepperidge Farm stuffing (blue bag)
egg noodles
Dijon mustard (optional)
soy sauce
brown gravy mix
2 pkg Lipton onion soup mix
garlic powder
chili powder
onion powder
parsley flakes
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
olive oil
vegetable oil
brown sugar

I stocked up on these deals, too.
more boneless skinless chicken breasts to freeze (7.24 lbs @ 1.48/lb = $10.72)
If you got that coupon booklet in the mail, make sure to use the
$3/1 meat super saver pack; that would make this chicken an incredible
4 pkg Don Julio flour tortillas to freeze (4 at $.88 each = $3.52)
4 pkg Pict Sweet frozen vegetables (4 at $.88 each = $3.52)
4 Mini Wheats (online coupon here) (4 at $2.34 with two $1.50/2 coupons =$6.36, or $1.59 each)
fruits and veggies for breakfast and lunch


MommyD said...

It might just be cheaper to make your own pesto, I didn't see basil in the produce section. It might be a while before it's in season again, but you should be able to find it somewhere?... I couldn't stomach so much for the pesto though. Here is the recipe from
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
4 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh basil
2 tablespoons pinenuts, or walnuts, or sunflower seeds
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Rachelle said...

Thanks, MommyD!

Yes, I was expecting somewhere in the $3 -$4 range for the pesto. It was a bit of a shock, but I knew we could handle it this week so I just went ahead with my plan.

I know you can find bunches of fresh basil at Sunflower Farmers Market for about $1.79, which would make this much cheaper. I also saw this week they started selling basil plants for $3.99 or so. I always plant basil in the summer and I find it a worthwhile investment.

I will certainly plan a lighter, cheaper menu next week to account for this week's heavy, expensive meals!

Creative Stirrings said...

Thanks for the great price and volume break down! Great job and keep it up!