Saving Money on Groceries

I am trying to do better at not spending so much at the grocery store so this week I shopped at Wal-Mart. I know some of you may stop reading at this point because you hate Wal-Mart but I have to say I saved money. I love shopping at the Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Harris Teeter too but I bought enough food for 6 dinners, breakfast and everything I needed for the week for  around $139 to $140.00. That is extremely cheap for me. I did also buy some things at the Super G on Saturday last week. I do feed between 3 and 6 people every night so for me that was AWESOME!!!!! I usually spend $225.00 to $250.00. I am not claiming to be one of those coupon clipping, penny pincher’s at all but I did save money. Not saying coupon clippers are bad I just like to buy what I want…… not whats on sale. If the recipe call for it…I buy it.

Last night 5 people ate dinner her and I sent 2 to 3 servings home with Kellie for Michael. Last night I made Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta. Gorgonzola Cheese is an Italian cheese that taste similar to Blue cheese. It is actually Italian Blue Cheese. It adds tons of flavor to any dish!

Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 TBS butter

2 containers baby Bella mushrooms quartered or sliced

3 cups broccoli florets

5 garlic cloves minced

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

¾ cup white wine

1 box whole grain penne pasta cooked as directed on box.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and add butter. Cut chicken breast up into bite size pieces and add to pan. Cook chicken until done on medium heat. Add garlic, mushrooms and broccoli. Saute for about 5 minutes, add cream and wine. Continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Add cooked penna pasta and stir in well. Add Gorgonzola cheese and stir. Serve with bread, oils and a salad.

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I am also making Balsamic Chicken, a gourmet salad and Brats with Pine Nut Pasta. If you want any of these recipes just email me and I will send them to you. Have a great week! LZimmerman7@triad.rr.com  🙂

4 thoughts on “Saving Money on Groceries

  1. If you haven’t been to Aldi, you need to try it. It is from the same company as Trader Joe’s. You will save even MORE. I do the bulk of my grocery shopping at Aldi and then go to Wal-Mart for the rest. Speciality items still require Harris Teeter or our local organic food store. And I totally agree it’s worth saving money to go to these stores. I had a friend turn their nose up at the mention of Aldi…but once they started shopping there, they were sold!

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