Aldi-Only Challenge Week 3: $47.52

I keep waiting for a week with a huge bill, but apparently we are still eating out quite a bit since I went back to work full time. I also have been trying to use up some freezer items. Here's what I purchased this week:
  • Whole wheat bread $1.29
  • Grapes $1.58
  • Tortilla chips $1.19
  • Frozen Broccoli $.99
  • Frozen Peas $.99
  • Wheat Thin - type crackers $1.25
  • Fit and Active frozen meals (2) $1.98
  • Cottage cheese $2.29
  • Bananas $1.09
  • Orange juice $2.39
  • Diapers $4.99
  • Lasagna Noodles $1.49
  • Retractable Dog Leash $5.99 (awesome find! Half the price of a comparable one at Walmart)
  • Rising Crust Pizza $3.29
  • Premium Coffee (2) $9.98
  • Whole milk $3.00
  • Tax $3.84
Total $47.52

Dinner Plan for the Week:

Saturday: Turkey Burgers and Baked Potatoes
Sunday: Out to Eat (with Carolyn!)
Monday: Chili in the Crockpot (made ahead)
Tuesday: Vegetarian Lasagna and Broccoli
Thursday: Out with Grandma
Friday: Frozen Pizza and side salad

Tip for keeping your bill down: Set an amount you want to stick to and make tally marks as you go rounding to the nearest dollar. If you are approaching your limit with still a lot of items to go, look and see what you can live without this week, and put it back! Don't forget to leave room for tax.

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