Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grocery Shopping 8/25/10

I haven't fully discussed with with Daniel yet, but it is so much easier to shop with a $40 budget, and I'm thinking that with Daniel's raise and all the overtime he's getting lately, we might leave it there for now. We can always lower it if we need to.

I do want to add that last week I didn't go shopping at all. I didn't want to go, there weren't any amazing deals I couldn't do without, and we didn't absolutely need anything. However, I had been waiting for such an opportunity so we could restock our beef supply. Daniel has a (free to us) membership at BJ's through his work, and they have the best price on ground beef... so... one evening when Daniel was finished working, and was close to BJ's, I asked him to stop and get some meat. So last week's groceries were:

13.5lbs of lean ground beef
3 lbs of lean ground turkey

Total OOP: $40.47

This week's groceries:
(2) 1lb. pasta - $1.00 ea.
(2) 5lb. flour - $1.34 ea.
1/2 gal. milk - $1.79
10 lb. potatoes - $3.99
3lb. onions - $2.98
Soy Sauce - $1.09
Margarine - $.99
Butter - $2.08
(2) Shamrock Chocolate Milk - FREE!
(2) Chicken Breasts - $1.79/lb.
(2) Sausage - $1.49 ea (Manager's Special)
2 lbs Carrots - $2.19
Celery - $1.00
1 lb. Lunchmeat - $3.99
18 ct. Eggs - $1.67
12 ct. Eggs - FREE!
4.95 lbs. Bananas - $.44/lb.
Avocado - $1.00
General Tso's Chicken Seasoning packet - $.99
Total OOP: $40.47

I did use a coupon for $1.50 off $7 meat purchase coupon, and a FREE doz. eggs coupon that I got in the mail from Kroger (yippee, I finally got coupons from them!).

I'm so excited to have beef on hand (from last week). I feel like a king, walking down to the freezer and having several lbs. of hamburger, and not feeling like I need to ration it out and make it last. I think if I can get it to work out, about once a month we'll skip the regular groceries and stockpile meat.
This post has been brought to you by 2 sleepy heads who just ate ice cream... and then everything was funny because Daniel kept saying stuff that was just... funny. At least to 2 sleepy people who'd just had ice cream. I'm rambling.... Goodnight!


Candi said... [Reply to comment]

Great shopping trip! We have a little hole-in-the-wall grocery store that has great prices on meat and produce. When all else fails, I try to get there to pick up the ground beef at $1.59/lb, it can't be beat!

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE having a meat stockpile! It so rarely happens for us....usually only after we've bought a whole chicken and portioned it into freezer bags. Other than that, I think the last time we had a serious meat surplus was when Simone was born over a year ago! People brought us so many meals, we were able to use our regular grocery money to buy meat.