Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Walmart Grocery Shopping and Menu Plan

Okay, I've been really behind in the blogging world. I totally skipped last week's grocery shopping/menu plan post. But have no fear...here's this week's grocery shopping trip to Walmart and my weekly Menu Plan.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE price-matching? I'm kind of addicted. I just went grocery shopping today, but when the new flyers come in the mailbox today and tomorrow, I'll be scouring through them to find my deals for next week.

Here are some of the great price-matching deals I got at Walmart today. (Price-matching is when you bring in a flyer from another local store and Walmart honors that store's price over it's own! If you're confused or have a question, leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer it:)

1. Cucumbers- 3/$.99 (These were $.68 each at Walmart today. I saved $1.05 on one item!)
2. Tomatoes- 3 lbs./$.99 (These were $1.50/lb. at Walmart today, so I saved $3.51!)
3. Cantaloupe- $.99 each (I can't remember what Walmart's price was on this item :)
4. Romaine Lettuce- $.99 each (These were $1.68. I bought 2, so I saved $1.38!)
5. Baby Carrots- $.99/lb. (I can't remember what Walmart's price was on this item :)
6. Broccoli- $.99/bunch (These were $1.38, so I saved $.39.)
7. Red Delicious Apples- $.99/lb. (These were $1.60/lb., so I saved $.61/lb.)
8. Avocados- 4/$1 (These were 2/$1 and I got 4, so I saved $1.)

So, the price-matching deals were exceptional today! I used flyers from Sack-n-Save, Kroger, Terry's, Super Plaza, and Fiesta.

I was quite concerned when I began my trip today. Clay and I are committed to eating more healthy, so I planned our menu based on this fact rather than on what was on sale and what I had coupons for. The Lord blessed our fervency in this area and I walked out the store with all the groceries in the above picture (including an outfit for Jude and sippy cups for Noah) and only spent $56!!! I am thanking the Lord continuously for His great provision!

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Menu Plan
Breakfasts:
Tuesday- Eggs and Toast
Wednesday- Blueberry, Yogurt Parfaits
Friday- Oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon
Saturday- Cold cereal and Milk
Sunday- Breakfast Burritos (egg and whole-wheat tortillas) and Salsa
Monday- Oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon
Lunches:
Tuesday- Clay and Robin- Smart Ones (frozen dinner)
Noah- cheese, crackers, oranges, and apple sauce
Wednesday- tuna wrap/leftovers
Thursday- Canned Soup and Salad
Friday- Clay and Robin- Smart Ones
Noah- peanut butter sandwich, apples, and pudding
Saturday- Leftover Mexican Casserole and Baby Carrots
Sunday- Leftover Gumbo
Monday- Leftover Cornmeal Chicken and 4-cheese Mashed Potatoes
Dinners:
Tuesday- Chicken Tortilla Soup and Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (I got
the dressing for $.39 today! I had a coupon for $1 off any Ken's Dressing. Walmart's
price was $1.39, so I only paid 39 cents!!)
Wednesday- Cheesy Manicotti and Corn
Thursday- Clay and Noah- leftover Cheesy Manicotti
Robin- bring 2 boxes Texas Toast to Gladney Center for Adoption meal
Friday- Mexican Casserole and Tortilla chips with Salsa
Saturday- Gumbo, potato salad, and crackers (We're having friends over and Clay is making a
wonderful Louisiana treat! It's quite a treat b/c it tends to be pricey and loaded with
things that aren't good for you :)
Sunday- Crispy Cornmeal Chicken (Page 151 from Cooking Light: Low Cal/Low Fat), 4-
cheese Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans
Monday- Country Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and Mustard Greens

1 comment:

melissa said...

Robin- do you by any chance still have your ads? I am going grocery shopping today and didn't have any?