My goal was to get all of my advance Thanksgiving shopping done last week so I could avoid the grocery store this coming week.  (The turkey is at the farm stand.)  I won’t be able to avoid it entirely as we’ll be out of milk, but I got most of it done.  And, even with that spending was fairly light.

On Tuesday, I went to the farm stand to order the turkeys.  While there I spent $6.90 on two pears and a pint of strawberries.  It’s not strawberry season by any means, but the younger children with me wanted them.


Thursday was my pre-Thanksgiving trip to Wegman’s.  It turned out to be a pretty even division between everyday stuff and Thanksgiving-specific items.  It came to $58.65.

I spent $74.16 at Stop & Shop on Saturday.  Unfortunately we were in need of grape juice, Cracklin Oat Bran, and chicken nuggets, none of which were on sale.  Apparently, I failed to take a picture, but on sale were shredded cheese, puff pastry, and granola bars.  That brought the total for the week to an entirely acceptable $139.71.

Meals are still in a busy slog, but we’re getting better.

Chicken pot pie, green beans

Early: Chicken nuggets, broccoli
Late: Homemade pizza

Early: Leftover chicken pot pie, green beans
Late: Homemade macaroni & cheese

Meatball subs, deviled eggs, carrot sticks, chips

Early: Eggs
Late: Homemade pizza

Early: Chicken nuggets, spinach salad
Late: Homemade pizza

Stovetop lemon chicken, brown rice, spinach salad