Feeding 5 For $100 Per Week: 2nd Week of October 2016

Aldi: $ 57.58

I decided not to get our Halloween candy from Oriental Trading, since the shipping would have added to the total. Aldi had a huge bag of nut-free candy for $7.49 of equivalent size, so I went for that.


Kroger: $70.72

I knew I would be over$100 this week, because the mister needed several bags of coffee, we needed juice boxes for scout snacks, and we were out of Pediasure (one of the kids gets covered at school if they don’t eat lunch, so we have to send a prepared bottle that can stay at school).

There were three huge carts of clearance, and I was happy to see juice boxes on clearance, olive oil half price, Panera coffee on clearance, and some odds and ends. I found tomato sauce for $0.10 (I make my own pizza sauce by adding garlic powder, basil, and oregano), olives, salad dressing, and split peas. There are two snack size bags of Doritos, for yet another school donation. This time it’s to help make treat bags for the local police department. The kindergarten is in charge of bringing small bags of chips.

Why am I not worried? Remember that $38 total from last week?


Weekly total: $128.30

Running total: $166.43

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2 thoughts on “Feeding 5 For $100 Per Week: 2nd Week of October 2016

  • How do you prepare lentils? Care to share?

    • Lentils don’t require any special preparation. You don’t need to soak them like other beans. Pick through to make sure there are no stones,and then cook. Just add twice as much water or stock to cook them as you have lentils, kind of like rice, and cook on the stovetop or slow cooker. A cup of lentils with two cups of stock will cook in about 30-40 minutes on the stovetop.

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