Saturday, March 13, 2010

SHOPPING... what better thing to do in the rain?

Get ready to rock ... we think you might need two stores again this week, but really - you're saving so much money by using a discount store like Aldi, it's OK to grab the items on the list from somewhere else... but just don't buy a milllion extras, or the mission is blown (but, if you wanna buy 2 or 3 cans of cannelini beans or the diced chilis, it's probably a safe bet that both of these items will be back in the shopping list in the next 2-3 weeks!). 

So, let's rock...

Aisle One - Baking/etc.
Worchestershire Sauce (2 Tbsp) 1.99
Prepared yellow mustard (1 Tbsp).69
1 jar Roasted Red Peppers $1.19
1 16 oz can Evaporated Skim (or Lowfat) milk .75

1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese $2.29
sour cream (1/2 cup).89

(2 nights) linguine .99
1 can diced tomatoes.59
1 can tomato soup .49
brown rice (NOT instant, the real stuff!) 1.99
taco seasoning.34
corn tortillas (do not substitute flour).31
diced green chilis (tiny tiny can) .79
Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup)$2.29

Carrots.49 (definitely a St. Patricks day Deal!)
Celery $1.19
3 lemons.89
1 lime.29
onion (2) $.69 (definitely a St. Patricks day Deal!)
Fresh Salsa (or jarred if preferred $1.99
Potatoes $.89 (for 5 lbs of red potatoes - definitely a St. Patricks day Deal!)
3 Roma tomatoes$1.99
Fresh Basil (preferred, try to splurge if you can)$1.99
Multi colored peppers - red preferred 2.99

Corned Beef  (a good size one, we're making another dish with it next week). $6.05
1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef - 90% lean or better 3.23, $2.49 if you subbed turkey

Vegetable Normandy (or veggie of choice)$1.19
2 lbs Chicken Breast (not tenders) $4.00
1 lb Mahi Mahi$4.99
1 bag frozen peas.99

hamburger buns (the cheap ones).49
white wine - for cooking $2.29
1 box chicken broth 1.29
2 Chicken Boullion cubes
Capers (don't worry, we'll actually use them next week too!) 1.99
Cannelini Beans .63 (at Jewel)

So there you have it - we're obviously planning a corned beef & cabbage dinner - which will be an unknown adventure to both of us... but we'll give you our best, as always!  Need I remind you to check your pantry first?  Nah, I think you know the drill... happy shopping - happy savings!

$57.02 seriously!!  Aldi rocks!  (and Jewel had some good sales too, corned beef for $1.68 per pound - and thanks for putting my cannelini beans on sale at $.63 per can - we got three cans!)

1 comment:

  1. OK, looking over the grocerylist, there is a decent amount of items I have to purchase, but eyeballing the list, we will be under $70.00, I am certain of that. Just back from back to back Basketball games(we won both, and are officially undefeated going into the finals) and getting ready to head to Aldi. Day ligt savings day Yea!!! We lost an hour, but gained so, so much more. We survived another Chicago winter!