Or is is Groceries and Menu? I can't remember... hopefully I'll get this thing to post "right" the first time and we'll have success!!
Dishwasher Gel, SB*: $2.88
Shaving Cream**: $1.28
6 boxes jar lids: $8.46
2 OJ: $2.84
2lb. carrots: $1.66
3lb. onions: $1.88
doz. eggs: $1.63
2 Dr. Pepper, 2 Pepsi, 1 Cherry Pepsi: $11.00 ($.18/can!!!!)
Total (eek!): $32.74
*SB - Store Brand
Sigh, I went over budget (by $7.74) for the first time in several weeks. Bummer.
I could blame the jar lids - I was only going to get 4 boxes, then decided to up it to 6 to be sure I had enough, and who knows when WalMart won't have them anymore this "season"?? Or I could blame the "buy 4 for $11, get the 5th one free" sale on Pepsi products. I wouldn't have done it if Pepsi and Dr. P weren't on my list this week anyway, and that, my dear, is a whole $.07 savings per can!!!! That is $.84 savings a case. And I guess I won't have to buy it for awhile, too, so that's a "plus".
Oh, on the **shaving cream. I had 2 coupons for 2 different brands of shaving cream. I compared both of them, and the "off-brand" was STILL cheaper per oz! So couponers beware of those gimmicks!
It was very tempting to gaze upon the goodies in the aisles of WalMart. Oreos, *DROOL*, Chips Ahoy, *DROOL*, chips, nuts, *drool* some more. But I STUCK TO MY LIST and made myself go down only the aisles that I needed to. It probably didn't help that I was starting to get hungry for lunch - which I promptly came home and ate!
I was a little leery of buying the store-brand dishwasher gel. The "but it might not work as well or get the dishes clean" voice in me kept trying to sway my decision, but I had to go with the less expensive and hope for the best. And if it DOES, in fact, work just as well, then I can keep on saving a few $$ on future purchases of the stuff!
Ok, enough rambling. I have a list a mile and several hours long that I need to get done today (including canning MORE peaches!! :) ), so I need to punch in my menu plan for this week. I didn't give it as careful thought and attention as I wanted to, our Saturday was busy and yesterday - well, no spare time there. I did carry over 2 meals from last week that we ended up not using.
Smoked Turkey Thighs, Corn on the Cob
Meatball Stroganoff, Broccoli
Leftover Tuna Noodle Casserole, green beans
Pork Roast w/ Raspberry sauce and a side of some kind
Pork BBQ (with leftover pork roast), a side
Deep Sea Chicken (Chicken/Rice casserole)
Snack - don't need to bake one this week, still have cookies and muffins in the freezer :)
(I just did the "spellcheck", and Oreos came up highlighted! How can they not have Oreos in their dictionary!!??)