Grocery Savings Challenge: Week 5

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I can’t wait for the Farmer’s Market to open in May; local produce for better prices! But until then, I am left to wander the produce aisle at the grocery store (our former CSA box was just too much for us two).  I have been really craving strawberries and soon the many stands along the side of the road will be open as well.

But enough dreaming about the upcoming months (oh my goodness we will have baby in less than 3!), here is this week’s plan.

The Stores and their Deals
The Meal Plan
The Grocery List
The Final Cost

The Stores and their Deals

Raley’s has a couple meat coupons out, their chicken legs and thighs are $.99 a pound and their pork sirloin chops are buy one get one free. Safeway has their “Extreme Value Packs” of pork on sale as well. I will have to compare which one is cheaper. Safeway has Danon Greek Yogurt (can’t get enough of strawberry Greek yogurt lately) on sale too.

This week, we are buying our chicken in bulk. My father-in-law works for a big chicken company and can get us 40 lbs of frozen skinless and boneless chicken breasts for $50 bucks; that’s $1.25 a pound. Safeway has their bags of frozen chicken, and on sale it is still $1.99 a pound, so it’s a considerable amount of savings.

The Meal Plan

Be forewarned, this week is probably going to have a lot of chicken in it. And I still don’t care much for seafood.

  • Saturday: Eating at in-laws house
  • Sunday: Taco Salad
  • Monday: Lemon pepper chicken and veggies
  • Tuesday: Sirloin steaks and veggies
  • Wednesday: Creamy pork chops in crock pot + veggies
  • Thursday: Beef chili 
  • Friday: More crab cakes

The Grocery List

  • Chicken (not counting it in the regular grocery bill, but will add it to the actual meal costs)
  •  2 lbs Hamburger
  • Pork Sirloin chops
  • Crab
  • Sirloin steaks
  • Avocado (have one leftover from last week)
  • Greens (have leftover from last week)
  • Tomato
  • Onion (have leftover from last week)
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Red Pepper
  • Lemons
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Cream of mushroom soup (have some leftover)
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (have some leftover)
  • Brown rice flour (have some in pantry)

Other items:

  • Eggs
  • Fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Linquica
  • Milk
  • Half and half
  • Butter

The Final Cost:

I bought everything at Raley’s, except I bought yogurt at Safeway.

With coupons I printed off online, we got $5 off their all-natural brand of beef (had to spend $15), and pork sirloin chops and roast were buy one get one free, so we have a free pork sirloin roast for next week.

Dinner lunch totals: $47.77 (not including the bulk chicken)
Snacks, breakfast, and other items: $35.42



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