It’s that time of the month again where I go to the grocery stores and end up with carts so full of food that they fill the cashiers hearts with dread and wish I had gone to the next aisle. Ok, that’s dramatic, but I do get a lot of food! And I hope the cashiers don’t hate me, because that would be sad. Anyway, earlier this week I sat down, prepared our monthly menu, reviewed any household items we might need, and wrote out my list.
I was so excited for this trip because it was going to be a kid free shopping day. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kiddos, but their idea of a good time does not include visiting a hundred stores and buying food. It’s the most boring thing on the planet when you’re a kid and, unfortunately, they let me hear about it…loudly, and with lots of crying over things like not letting my 2 year old knock things off the shelf or walk. She and I know good and well she’s going to run off and wreak mayhem. So my sweet in-laws came down to babysit the kids while I whisked off to do my business…the shopping business, not the other business…gross.
Let’s get back to the point here. This is my meal plan for the month of May:
- Pecan Crusted Chicken* (Better Homes and Garden magazine)
- Basil Chicken Hash
- Panda Express Copycat Black Pepper Chicken
- 20 Minute Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup
- Gumbo* (freezer)
- Beef Taco Pie* (Better Homes and Garden magazine)
- Unstuffed Cabbage Soup*
- Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole
- Crockpot Barbacoa Brisket (Cooking Light magazine, March 2016 issue)
- Grilled Steak*
- Crockpot BBQ Pork Butt*
- Blackened Salmon*
- Baked Tilapia
- Buffalo Quinoa Burgers (Cooking Light magazine, March 2016 issue)
Grocery Bill: $238.63
And here’s a sneaky peaky of my haul! Putting it all up is super fun! *insert sarcasm*
I had a major score at Aldi’s. They had a $10 off coupon if you spent $50 or more! That’s just crazy pants! I did the other half of my shopping at Wal-Mart for all the things that I couldn’t get at Aldi’s.
I do still run to the store about once a week for fresh fruits and vegetables as we need them, so the above price isn’t final. When I bought all the veggies and fruit I needed for my recipes, inevitably, a few things went bad. So this is what I’ve done to remedy that problem. I’m not really sure why I didn’t do it sooner, because I hate to waste things! I love to have a constant supply of fresh snack items for us as a healthy alternative.
Hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it was helpful! Stay tuned for some new recipes in the upcoming weeks. Have a blessed day!
*I either couldn’t link you directly to the source of the recipe, I haven’t cooked it yet, or I’ve cooked it before and have not blogged about it yet. Sometimes I’m trying new recipes and I don’t blog them at all if I don’t like it, so if you see something here that I haven’t blogged about by the end of the month then I was not impressed with it 🙂