How I Saved this Week:
- I stumbled on this markdown at Giant on a whole turkey. We’re a little tired of turkey, but it was marked to .63/lb. I couldn’t pass it up, since I paid .79/lb before Thanksgiving. I roasted the turkey as soon as I got home from the store. We’ll eat some for sandwiches this week, but I’ll put the rest in the freezer along with the stock that I made from the bones.
- Did you know you can freeze flour? I bought two bags for $1.49 of unbleached flour. I’ll store in the freezer until I need it. Every year at this time, I stock up enough to last me until next year.
This Week’s Dinners:
Every week, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Our current monthly budget for my family of 4 is $500.
Sunday: We went to our favorite local sub shop with some extended family.
Monday: Crock pot Pesto Chicken Thighs, rice, steamed veggies.
Tuesday: We had leftover chicken with pesto sauce from Monday night so I put on top of thin spaghetti.
Wednesday: Turkey Tacos, fruit. That’s with ground turkey, not Thanksgiving turkey.
Thursday: Turkey Noodle Soup using the leftover turkey from a few weeks ago.
Saturday: Leftovers. We’re swimming in leftovers.
This Week’s Breakfasts, Lunches, & Snacks:
This week’s breakfasts included eggs & toast and oatmeal. Lunches and snacks included ham & cheese sandwiches, leftover pasta, apples, oranges, pretzels, cheese sticks, yogurt sticks, and popcorn.