Sunday, February 2, 2014

February grocery budget- Week 1

Kaydin and I had a pretty good weekend! Tim was out of town for the weekend so it was just me, her, and the dogs.


Friday we got through a doctor appointment for her and then got pedicures!

Friday night for dinner we headed up to Ames to meet Kati, a friend from high school, for dinner at +39, a new Italian restaurant. Her husband is one of the chefs there and I've been excited to try it since it opened just a few weeks ago in December.


The service was great, atmosphere fun, menu intriguing, and the food delicious. I can't wait to go back for a date night with Tim! I think he'd really love it.


We didn't have too much on the agenda for Saturday and Sunday besides a trip to the grocery store, bookstore, and making guacamole for the Super Bowl. Tim attends the same meeting most years so is gone the weekend of Super Bowl right up until about kickoff so we don't plan a big menu or make any other plans. The last couple years, though, guacamole is a staple.


A lazy Saturday morning called for a cinnamon roll breakfast. 


I swear every weekend Tim is out of town in the winters, it snows! And that leaves me to shovel the driveway on my own. He refuses to get a snowblower because a shovel does a better job and it's a workout. I don't argue, sometimes shoveling is kind of fun! As long as it doesn't take forever and isn't a heavy, packed snow. A quick 40 minutes and the driveway was cleared and we were on our way to the bookstore.


 Groceries- Week 1




Aldi
avocados
limes
red onions
cilantro
mushrooms
mini peppers
cucumbers
grape tomatoes
sweet potatoes
turkey pepperoni
turkey sausage
half and half
milk
take n bake pizza
Snickers- to make Snickers chex mix sometime this month

Trader Joe's
Fries
frozen corn
choc covered potato chips

Hy-Vee not pictured
Clif bars
Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips- 2 bags
organic toaster pastries- 2 boxes

Total= $53

A little high for just a few days into the month, but I won't have to buy more groceries for at least another week and a half. 


And my impulse/treat buy for the week were these chocolate covered potato chips. So good! 

Weekly Meal Plan
Pizza and guacamole with chips
Sausage and Tortellini Soup with kale
Homemade cream of mushroom soup