I think I was out of town more than I was home this week. Between basketball games and appointments, I traveled 5 out of the last 8 days. I am a wee bit tired. Thankfully, we were still able to eat fairly well thanks to how easy it is to grab and pack fruits and vegetables for the road.
With all my comings and goings, how did I have time to actually go grocery shopping four times this week? It was a little crazy, but also kind of necessary. There were amazing sale prices to be had, plus – my family eats tons and tons of food. I’ve found that if I put out the fruit – the people will eat it. Pounds and pounds of it, I tell you. #lifewithteenageboys
Here’s a little grocery run-down of my week. And by the way, we also eat meat, grains, and dairy – I just get them from our food co-op or local sources in bulk, so rarely take pictures of those. Next time I get a big meat order, I’ll snap a shot of all the frozen packages, since I know you’re dying to see them.
On Monday, we were out of almost all fresh fruits and veggies. I went to our local grocery store, which is just a few blocks away. I took advantage of their sale price on cream cheese (Pumpkin Cheesecake, here I come), plus picked up some fresh produce to get us through for a few days. I found a fun deal while I was there which gave me a FREE bag of clementines with my $25 purchase. Sweet!!!
See that fresh coconut up there? My 12 year old was with me and was very interested in trying it. This week, I’ll be assigning him the task of learning how to crack that open and use the insides. :)
Tuesday I went to Walmart to try my hand at price matching. I got avocados for just 29¢ each, honey crisp apples for 99¢ per pound, and pomegranates for 49¢ each. I made Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip when I got home, and the entire bag of honey crisp apples disappeared. #toldyoutheycaneat
On Wednesday, the boys and I were in Lincoln for appointments. This also happened to be the grand opening day of a new Aldi store a few blocks from our appointments. All five of us walked the very busy aisles grabbing butter for only $1.89/pound, sweet potatoes for 33¢/pound, and many more goodies for very low prices. What a fun shopping trip! I won’t be able to go to Aldi often, but I will continue to use their prices on produce for price matching at our local Walmart.
By Friday, we were already out of mixed greens, pears, clementines, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I decided to run to our local store for deli meat and cheese for our basketball travels, so picked up more fruit and greens while I was there.
Now here’s hoping I can stay out of the store for several days and instead work with all the deliciousness we have on hand. Hope you don’t get tired of my grocery store pictures. You like looking at pictures of food, right?!
Here’s what our menu choices will look like for this week:
- Eggnog Muffins
- Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
- Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Hashbrowns
- Homemade Instant Oatmeal
- Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
- Scrambled Egg Sandwiches
- Quick Mix Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
- Healthier Cheese Dip
- Creamy Mac and Cheese
- Homemade Summer Sausage with Cheese and Crackers
- Potato Soup
- Snowflake Quesadillas
- Italian Roast Wraps
- Popcorn Chicken
- Taco Quesadillas
- Teriyaki Chicken and Veggies
- Cheeseburger Soup
- Pizza Boats
- Easy Noodle Stir Fry
- Fiesta Chicken
Fruit and Veggie Side Dishes (I serve 1-4 with each meal)
- Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Mixed Greens
- Fresh Pineapple
- Green Beans
- Spicy Avocado Dip
- Sweet Peppers
I’m so thankful for all the wonderful options! I’m also thankful I get to stay home most of this week. I like home best. :)
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