Meal Plan for this Week

I spent $83.30 for this week's groceries. Some of the things that I bought for this week are for our vacation next week.

The Cheerios were $1.50 each after the sale and coupon at Hannaford. Whole chicken was on sale for $.77/lb. I bought an extra chicken that I will cook in the crockpot, take the meat off the bone and take with us on our vacation. We've heard that meat is expensive there, so we will take some meat with us in order to save a little bit of money.

One of my children used their "choose a cereal" Christmas coupon and chose the Krave cereal. I used a $1.00 off 1 coupon that I purchased with reward points at Since we have a busy week, I bought spaghetti sauce and macaroni and cheese. The boys were especially happy to have macaroni and cheese since it is a rare treat. I also bought the applesauce cups for our trip.

This cereal was on sale at Food City for $2.50 and with a $.75 coupon (that was doubled) I paid just $1.00 each!

I also bought 3 loaves of bread for $3.09 at the bread store.

Since we will be leaving for our vacation on Friday, this week's menu plan is a short one. I will be planning our meals and grocery shopping while we are away and I'm hoping to share how we did with meal planning and grocery shopping when we return. I am really excited to see how prices compare in a different part of the country.

Here's our meal plan for this week:


Homemade Instant Oatmeal with frozen blueberries
Homemade Granola


Monday: Dinner out with my mom
Skillet Cheeseburger Macaroni
Sweet Potato Chili, broccoli
Pizza with Overnight Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (from the freezer)
Friday: Dinner on the road!

Check back in two weeks to find out more about our trip and how we were able to save money.