This past weekend we were out of town for a wedding, so when we got home, we didn’t really have much in the fridge. Although we were pretty exhausted, we decided to do some light grocery shopping, just to have something to eat for dinner, as well as have some food for the week.
This is everything we got from Trader Joe’s:
Frozen Belgian Waffles
Frozen Blueberry Waffles
Orange Peach Mango Juice
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Whole Wheat Bread with Honey
Pesto Tomato Linguine
Champs Elysees Salad Mix (2)
Frozen Fusilli with Vegetables and Pesto (2)
Whipped Cream Cheese
Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Oven Roasted Turkey
All of this will get us through the week, in combination of what we already had at home. I’ll include a breakdown of this week’s meals so you can get an idea of how everything will get used.
For dinner yesterday (Sunday) night, we had one bag of the salad with the mozzarella sticks. We were going to eat the frozen linguine, but ended up falling asleep before making it.
As for the rest of the week, our meals should look something like this:
Monday – Bolognese type pasta* with side salad
Tuesday – Tamales*
Wednesday – Chicken legs* with honey glazed carrots and red potatoes
Thursday – Tuna* wraps
Friday – Leftovers/Whatever
*I used this to note what ingredients we already had at the house. We had all the protein for the week in the freezer, so luckily I didn’t have to buy any of that, aside from the tuna in the pantry. I made tamales a while ago, and they’ve been in the freezer, so we’ll just heat up those. And the pasta I have, I made a couple weeks ago, so we just have to defrost and heat it up!
The other groceries are just meant to be for breakfast/lunch. Bagels, waffles, and eggs for breakfast; frozen meals and sandwich stuff for lunches. And then the pineapple for a snack.
That’s what our grocery haul for this week looked like! It was $54 for two people, which isn’t terrible, but more than what I would have liked to spend. I’ll include the receipt below so you can see the breakdown of our grocery prices.
We’re still trying to figure out our grocery stuff slowly, and trying not to buy more than what we need so it doesn’t go bad before we can eat it.