What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 5 of 52

I bought a lot of groceries in week five but also got some really great deals!

The store had a sale on split chicken breasts and fresh chicken wings for $1.49/lb! Have you seen the price of chicken wings lately in a restaurant?? Each package of wings had 8 full wings in it so that’s 16 flats/drums and I got two packs for around $3 each! I also picked up two packs of the split breasts and each contained four breasts. Egg prices are steadily falling, thank goodness. I picked up an 18 pack for $5.99 and this week I see another store has a dozen eggs for $2.89 and butter 2 for $6 so I will be stocking up, especially with Lent baking season starting in a couple of weeks.

Total spent in week 5- $136.80

The beginning of the week was good in the meal department. We had of course chicken wings on Sunday while we watched the Chiefs game for which I thought my husband was going to have a stroke watching. (He’s a diehard Chiefs fan). Monday we had just two of those huge split chicken breasts stuffed and with veggies on the side for the three of us. That’s how big they were! Then pepper steak with mash potatoes on Tuesday. Wednesday was cereal/leftover night because I didn’t feel like cooking. But Thursday, Friday and Saturday we had take out because we were working so hard all of those nights down at church getting ready for the thrift sale we had there on Saturday. It’s amazing how fast our bodies react to bad food because by Saturday my stomach was not happy! Don’t worry I got back on track for Sunday.

These chicken breasts were just opened up with a cut along the bone and stuffed with stuffing mix. I seasoned up the veggies, added a bouillon cube and a small amount of water and baked covered for 1-1/2 hours in a 350 degree oven.
This doesn’t look the greatest but it really is yummy. I used a cheap cut of steak and cook in a crock pot or Dutch oven with sweet bell peppers, garlic, a little olive oil, water and a again a bouillon cube till tender.

Total spent this week $136.80

Total for February $136.80
Grand total for the year $403.46

Tell me what YOU ate this last week? Are prices starting to fall where you live?

See you next week! -MM


Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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