I missed last week, so I’ll add that spending in here as well to wrap up September!

What I Spent

My total for the last two weeks was $297.66 which is riiight on target.  Phew.

Week three was a little crazy with the spending, but I made up for it by hardly shopping this week.

September Spending

Week 1: $121

Week 2: $109

Week 3 and 4: $298

Total: $527.66

That puts me at just $131 per week in September, which is quite excellent.  Yay!

What We Ate


Chipotle chicken kebabs. So easy! So tasty! You should so be making these!

chipotle chicken kabobs with cilantro dipping sauce

I had some hamburger buns in the freezer, so I thawed those and broiled them with garlic butter.

And I know we had some sort of produce, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was.  Hmm.

I know I sliced up some cucumbers, but there was something else too.

The world may never know.



Cheese tortellini from Aldi (love that stuff!) topped with tomato sauce.  And then I also steamed some fresh broccoli and topped that with the last of a package of cheddar cheese.


I thawed some ham from the freezer, cooked up some bacon (left from a partially used package), and added cheese, onions, and mushrooms to make panini.

I also made braised cauliflower with white wine and garlic, using a head of cauliflower from Hungry Harvest.

browned cauliflower


I wasn’t feeling too hot (I caught a cold), so I got out some chicken, some naan from the freezer, and a jar of prepared Tikka Masala sauce from Aldi.

Easy, cheap, and quick.


I might make pizza, if I start to feel more like myself.  If not, then we may be frequenting one of our local pizza shops for takeout. ;)


What did you eat this week? And how did you fare with your September grocery budget?

Article originally posted by the frugal girl.

About Tina Rae

I'm Tina Rae Kelly. Come join me on my money savin' adventures but beware: you may find yourself wanting backyard chickens, making freezer meals and dancing along with me to 80's music.

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