A little catching up...

I started this "challenge" two weeks ago, so I'm going to go over those two weeks now. I can't believe the money I've saved already! We used to spend approximately $100 - $150 A WEEK! we're saving an average of % per week now!

I always go shopping on Saturdays, so my weeks will be Sunday to Saturday.

Week of  Feb. 15, 2009
I shopped at Wal*Mart, which always had good deals for groceries. I spent a total of 36.43!!

Meatless Monday: Breaded Fish Sandwiches and oven fries
Shopping List & Price Paid:
Frozen Fish Fillets:              3.98
Burger buns:                        1.18
Frozen french fries:              2.28
Tartar sauce:                        1.38
Total for meal:                     8.82

Make fish fillets as directed; put tartar sauce on buns and enjoy!

I’m not a big fish fan, and I had only had tartar sauce once before. But surprisingly, these were quite good. I got herb and garlic fillets, and they were great with the tartar sauce.

Tuesday: Quesadillas with leftover brisket from Sunday, spinach salad
Shopping list and price paid:
Flour tortillas:                  1.78
Shredded cheese:            2.12
Organic baby spinach:     2.50
I already had salad dressing, dried cranberries and croutons
Total for meal:                6.40

Put cheese and brisket between flour tortillas and pan fry until cheese melts.

I made a total of four quesadillas, but they were all different variations. In one I did the recipe above, in another I did that but added Pico de gallo to it, in another I did just cheese and pico de gallo and the last one was just cheese. So we had a nice platter of different quesadillas to choose from. It was fantastic!

Wednesday: Broiled Turkey Sausages and steamed potatoes
Shopping list and price paid:
Turkey sausages:          2.98
Honey mustard:            1.50
I already had potatoes.
Total for meal:              4.48

Coat turkey sausages in mustard, put under broiler for a few minutes.

This was such an easy meal, and also tasty. The turkey sausage I purchased had cheese inside of it which added an extra flavor, and it was good.

Thursday: Baked Ziti and Spinach Salad
Shopping list and price paid:
Ziti;                                1.00
Shredded Parmesan:     2.48
Pasta sauce:                   1.33
Left over cheese from Tuesday
Left over Spinach salad from Tuesday (They’re pretty big packages)
Total for meal:              4.88

This meal was quite good. I did add some El Pato sauce which made it a little spicy, and it was fantastic!
Cost for El Pato:         0.46

Friday: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Shopping list and price paid:
Ham - lunch meat -      2.50
Sliced cheese:              2.98  (You can find this cheaper, I just like Velveeta)
Bread:                         1.23
Total for meal:             6.71

Just a standard grilled cheese sandwiches.

We weren’t particularly interested in Eggs in Tomato Sauce, so we opted to order pizza this night!

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