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Grocery Cart Challenge and Weekly Menu for Aug 16-22

Posted by Holly Nelson on Friday, August 14, 2009 Under: Grocery Cart Challenge Friday
 ***I am now combining the Grocery Cart Challenge and the Weekly Menu. That way you can see what I purchased at the store and compare to what I'm making for breakfast , lunch, and dinner for that week! ***

 Some of you may be wondering why I never have meats on my grocery list, yet it's on my menu. Here's why. My parents raise cattle for beef. They raise very healthy beef, so that is where I get my meat. We have a very good supply in our freezer. Google organic farms in your area. Take a family trip to see the farm. And consider buying a cow or half a cow for beef. It is a much healthier alternative. If you do not care about organic or healthy and want meat cheap; you can buy meat at Aldi very cheap. Or buy a huge roll of ground beef on sale at any store, separate into 1 pound bags and freeze.

I could've done better again this week. I could have homemade my pizza crusts and a few other things, but I decided to go for the easy way. Fridays are our "Pizza Night". I make a different kind of pizza every Friday. This Friday we were not sure of we were going to be busy, so I went for the pre-made kind.

Also, you will notice that I had a free coupon. I am part of a website called Vocal Point. I voice my opinion about products, and in return they send me coupons and free samples of products. 
                                       
                   Grocery Cart Challenge



Wal-Mart:
pie shell (2)                         - 1.68
pizza crust (2)                     -4.32
donuts(3)                            - 1.50   ~ didn't make it home in time for the picture!
vanilla yougurt(32 oz)           - 1.82
Ranch dressing                   - 4.77
apple cider vinegar               - .92
cheese slices                     - 2.50
maple extract                     - 3.48
colgate                              - 1.94         - I see on my receipt now that they over charged me!
chocolate milk(6pk)            - 3.12
sliced almonds                     -.92
play-do                             - 1.68
pool shock                        - 5.97
notebook paper(4 pks)        - 3.00
Rice Krispies                    - 3.98 (w/ coupon~ FREE!!!!)
Coupon - one box of any Rice Krispies FREE!!
Total                              =41.05



OOPS! I forgot a bag!
Aldi:
hoagie rolls                         -1.69
bread (2)                             -1.58
celery(24 ct)                          .99
potatoes                             - 2.99
fruit snacks(24 pk)               - 1.99   (for volunteer school snack)
milk (2)                               - 4.78
fudge bars                           - 1.99
OJ                                      - 1.79
red grapes                           - 1.98
strawberries(4 @ .99)           - 3.96
gala apples                         - 2.99
egg noodles                          - .99
1 lb turkey                           - 2.99
romaine hearts                     - 1.99
baby carrots                          - .99
pinto beans                         - 1.45
bananas                               - .72
blueberries                          - 1.29
flour tortillas(2@ .99))           - 1.98
bacon                                 - 1.99
dz eggs                                - .49
choc.chips                          - 1.69
brown sugar                        - 1.24
broccolli                             - 1.49
choc. syrup                        - 1.24
block of ched. cheese         - 1.29
coc. pudding                        - .49
lemonade                             - .89
swtnd cond milk                  - 1.39
Total-                              $55.36 
 


Total-                      $96.41
  
 
                         Weekly Menu
Breakfast:
S~ banana Bread, fruit
M~ bacon,egg, and cheese sandwiches
T~ cereal, fruit
W~ oatmeal, fruit
T~ Pecan Pie muffins, fruit
F~ waffles, fruit 
S~ cereal

Lunch:
S~ chicken salad, fresh veggies, cheese and crackers
M~ chicken salad, carrots, yogurt, apple slices
T~ bean and cheese burritos, strawberries, salad
W~ egg salad, celery w/ ranch, grapes, cheese chunks
T~ LO chicken, broc w/ ranch, yogurt, apples slices
F~ turkey(w/ cheese and lettuce) roll-up, pickles, carrots, yogurt, strawberries
S~ left overs

Dinner:
 S~ hash, beans and cornbread, fried okra, mac and cheese, ice cream for dessert

M~ meatball stroganoff, mashed pots, peas
T~ bean and cheese burritos (quick for soccer)

W~ fried chicken, mac and cheese, corn on cob
T~ spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
F~ steak, baked pot,  steamed broc and cauliflower
S~ Tomato Pie 


Snacks and Desserts:
  • banana bread
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • jell-o with cool whip
  • lemon loaf
  • ice cream
  • pecan pie muffins
  • cheese and crackers
 
 

In : Grocery Cart Challenge Friday 



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About Me


Holly Nelson "Let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a quiet and gentle sprirt, which is precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:4 - "An excellent wife,who can find? Her worth is far above jewels." Proverbs 31:10 ~~ I am a stay-at-home-mom(SAHM) married to the love of my life, Jeff Nelson. We have six wonderful boys. Ryan(15), Seth(13), Ian(10), Noah(7), Luke(5), and Jack(2). We live in Tennessee on 4 acres. I grew up the first few years of my life on a dairy farm in Missouri and loved country living. I was saved at a young age by the grace of God and shed blood of Jesus during that time of simple country living. That part of my life is very dear to me. God taught me many things as a baby Christian that I can still think about today. Then we moved to Memphis when I was in the 5th grade. I learned to love the city life, too. It was a completely different way of life. My whole family still lives in Missouri, still does a little farming and simple country living. When Jeff, the kids, and I moved from the city to the country, I incorporated my city life with my country background. My mom laughs at me when I cut my grass on my John Deere tractor while drinking my Starbucks Mocha and wearing my fancy sunglasses. And when I am shampooing my carpet in my high-heeled black boots. I just love those boots! But I would love to share about how I got to be the way I am today, The Victoriously Organized Woman! I used to work as a supervisor at bank for years. I had to dress up everyday. After the birth of our second child we decide I should be a SAHM. One of the best decision I've ever made. But I made a bad decision, too. I hardly ever dressed up anymore. I hardly ever wore make-up. After about a year I looked in the mirror and said, "OH MY! Jeff has to come home to this!?!" He is so wonderful he said he liked me that way, "natural". Well , I realized that I didn't. It made me feel bad about myself. I felt disorganized, tired and stressed and a little "rough" looking. I felt I just couldn't get it all done. At this time I was diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. I wasn't able to do certains things. Like mop the floor of my completely hardwood floor home that I was obsessed about keeping clean. The doctor told me I couldn't have salt, caffeine, or stress! "What?! Are you kidding!?" So , then I decided to change my routine,thought pattern, and cooking. I began to get up early, shower and dress, put on make up. Always being ready to leave whenever I needed to. I established routines that helped me eliminate extra cleaning and stresses. I was able to make more time for myself and make more time for my family. And the family had more time for each other. I made more time for God and others. This made me feel better about myself. I am so happy about how this changed my life I want to share it with everyone.

Grocery Cart Challenge and Weekly Menu for Aug 16-22

Posted by Holly Nelson on Friday, August 14, 2009 Under: Grocery Cart Challenge Friday
 ***I am now combining the Grocery Cart Challenge and the Weekly Menu. That way you can see what I purchased at the store and compare to what I'm making for breakfast , lunch, and dinner for that week! ***

 Some of you may be wondering why I never have meats on my grocery list, yet it's on my menu. Here's why. My parents raise cattle for beef. They raise very healthy beef, so that is where I get my meat. We have a very good supply in our freezer. Google organic farms in your area. Take a family trip to see the farm. And consider buying a cow or half a cow for beef. It is a much healthier alternative. If you do not care about organic or healthy and want meat cheap; you can buy meat at Aldi very cheap. Or buy a huge roll of ground beef on sale at any store, separate into 1 pound bags and freeze.

I could've done better again this week. I could have homemade my pizza crusts and a few other things, but I decided to go for the easy way. Fridays are our "Pizza Night". I make a different kind of pizza every Friday. This Friday we were not sure of we were going to be busy, so I went for the pre-made kind.

Also, you will notice that I had a free coupon. I am part of a website called Vocal Point. I voice my opinion about products, and in return they send me coupons and free samples of products. 
                                       
                   Grocery Cart Challenge



Wal-Mart:
pie shell (2)                         - 1.68
pizza crust (2)                     -4.32
donuts(3)                            - 1.50   ~ didn't make it home in time for the picture!
vanilla yougurt(32 oz)           - 1.82
Ranch dressing                   - 4.77
apple cider vinegar               - .92
cheese slices                     - 2.50
maple extract                     - 3.48
colgate                              - 1.94         - I see on my receipt now that they over charged me!
chocolate milk(6pk)            - 3.12
sliced almonds                     -.92
play-do                             - 1.68
pool shock                        - 5.97
notebook paper(4 pks)        - 3.00
Rice Krispies                    - 3.98 (w/ coupon~ FREE!!!!)
Coupon - one box of any Rice Krispies FREE!!
Total                              =41.05



OOPS! I forgot a bag!
Aldi:
hoagie rolls                         -1.69
bread (2)                             -1.58
celery(24 ct)                          .99
potatoes                             - 2.99
fruit snacks(24 pk)               - 1.99   (for volunteer school snack)
milk (2)                               - 4.78
fudge bars                           - 1.99
OJ                                      - 1.79
red grapes                           - 1.98
strawberries(4 @ .99)           - 3.96
gala apples                         - 2.99
egg noodles                          - .99
1 lb turkey                           - 2.99
romaine hearts                     - 1.99
baby carrots                          - .99
pinto beans                         - 1.45
bananas                               - .72
blueberries                          - 1.29
flour tortillas(2@ .99))           - 1.98
bacon                                 - 1.99
dz eggs                                - .49
choc.chips                          - 1.69
brown sugar                        - 1.24
broccolli                             - 1.49
choc. syrup                        - 1.24
block of ched. cheese         - 1.29
coc. pudding                        - .49
lemonade                             - .89
swtnd cond milk                  - 1.39
Total-                              $55.36 
 


Total-                      $96.41
  
 
                         Weekly Menu
Breakfast:
S~ banana Bread, fruit
M~ bacon,egg, and cheese sandwiches
T~ cereal, fruit
W~ oatmeal, fruit
T~ Pecan Pie muffins, fruit
F~ waffles, fruit 
S~ cereal

Lunch:
S~ chicken salad, fresh veggies, cheese and crackers
M~ chicken salad, carrots, yogurt, apple slices
T~ bean and cheese burritos, strawberries, salad
W~ egg salad, celery w/ ranch, grapes, cheese chunks
T~ LO chicken, broc w/ ranch, yogurt, apples slices
F~ turkey(w/ cheese and lettuce) roll-up, pickles, carrots, yogurt, strawberries
S~ left overs

Dinner:
 S~ hash, beans and cornbread, fried okra, mac and cheese, ice cream for dessert

M~ meatball stroganoff, mashed pots, peas
T~ bean and cheese burritos (quick for soccer)

W~ fried chicken, mac and cheese, corn on cob
T~ spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
F~ steak, baked pot,  steamed broc and cauliflower
S~ Tomato Pie 


Snacks and Desserts:
  • banana bread
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • jell-o with cool whip
  • lemon loaf
  • ice cream
  • pecan pie muffins
  • cheese and crackers
 
 

In : Grocery Cart Challenge Friday 



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