Um, yeah. Remember how I said I was shooting for $100/wk this month? That’s going to have to be an average, because somehow I opened my big mouth and, “Let’s have a cookout!” popped out. I couldn’t help it. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I wanted to make it special for family and friends. So we did stuffed steaks on the grill (a childhood favorite or mine), plus brats, hot dogs, chips, sweet corn, watermelon and a berry trifle.
The cookout was delicious but exhausting. So, leftovers it is! I also took a lot of pictures and will try to get more recipes up asap!
I’m only trying two new recipes this week. I will try to go back through the previous weeks and make notes on the ones I’ve tried. Most of them come out good. Occasionally I have a dud. I’ll update this list once I try the broccoli soup and the smoothie. I know it’s summer, but I’m craving broccoli cheese soup and some sourdough bread!
The holidays deals were amazing this week and the stores were PACKED. I found some great markdowns and sales, and splurged for our 4th of July cookout. That sent the budget out of whack a bit. Mainly that was steak, chips, angelfood cake, and toilet paper. At Kroger I found pineapples marked down to 2/$1, Breeze apples for .49/lb and bags of tomatoes and eggplant for .99 each. Needless to say, I stocked up!
Can you say apple noodles, pineapple mint smoothies and fresh salsa forever? I was pretty stoked.
Aldi had sweet corn for .10 ea, berries for .99 a carton, and B1G1F porkchops.