$350 Per Month — Grocery Cost This Week 11: Dragnet Edition

I’d like to remind everyone that Project Hope can again benefit even more from your donations during the Feinstein Challenge.  Remember to contribute food donations in March and April!

“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.

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