“Just the facts, Ma’am.” That’s how my grocery shopping was this week. Simple, precise, and bo-ring. With so much other drama going on at Chez CT, I guess that’s what we needed to create some balance. Here’s what our grocery budget got us this week:
Aldi: Skim milk was still 2.33/gallon on March 15. We found 2-liter cola for .59, and we thought we’d give that a try. Lots of produce: oranges 1.48, bananas .44/#, red apples 2.99, red potatoes .99, pears .99. Juice 1.79, salsa 1.49, chips .99, lots of carb-y snacks for the guys. 100% whole wheat bread 1.89, and sliced Swiss just 1.99. Total for food $32.45.
WalMart: Made a quick pit stop for cheese for grilled cheese dinner (who ate all the cheese?). Also got some day-old donuts to keep the guys at work on my side. Not that they’re not. Total for food $2.78.
Bag N Save: Something seems fishy — pollock for 1.79/#, however, is awesome, and my freezer now has packages for five dinners. Total for food $11.94.
Total this week: $47.17, which puts my monthly total just for food at $154.38, and it’s already the 18th. This is good, because I still haven’t stocked up for our foreign visitor, who arrives in just a few days.
What I’ve got for the coming weeks: Makings for Crock Pot roast, tacos, bbq chicken, fish, and lots of soup (because it wasn’t a long, cold winter).
To see how I put these provisions together into menu plans, check out my Menu Plan Monday posts each week.