As discussed previously (see post from Sept 13, 2014), it became clear that I wasn’t going to succeed right now going to BJs only once a month.  So, its been three weeks and I went back again yesterday.  This time I thought I’d include a picture of what I bought along with an update on how we did using up what we bought the previous two times.  Note I left the milk out of the picture, as 12 gallons would have overwhelmed it.


Those of you with sharp eyes will notice that I bought a bunch of pre-sliced apples.  While I would normally buy whole apples (and my kids prefer to eat them that way), we’re providing soccer snacks soon.  I’ve learned over the years that I prefer to buy separate packages vs spending my time cutting them up only to throw out a bunch of apples everyone’s handled at the end.  This way each kid gets clean apples (soccer hands can be dirty) and I get useable leftovers if any don’t get eaten.

Previous BJs purchases in Sept & Oct (covers 6 weeks):
Entirely gone:
10 gallons 1% milk
10 gallons whole milk
6 lbs frozen shrimp
3 lbs bacon
1 package (4) green peppers
3 lbs (6) sweet potatoes
1 package (2 loaves) whole wheat bread
1 package (16) hot dog buns
3 cartons of chicken broth
3 flats (96 cans) Coke

In process (with amount remaining):
5 packages (110) Babybel cheeses – part of 1 package
4 lbs butter – 3 lbs
6 dozen XL eggs – 3 dozen
2 packages (really 6 since they come in 3pks) chicken cutlets – 4 packs
8 lbs boneless/skinless chicken thighs – 1/3
5 lbs thin sliced chicken – half
4 lbs ground turkey – 1/3
4.5 lbs ground beef – 2/3
10 lbs carrots – roughly 2 pounds
2 lbs (6) lemons – half
2 cases (16 cans) mandarin oranges – part of 1 case
1 package (36) flour tortillas – a few
1 container chili powder – this was going to last a while
1 container brown gravy mix – this was going to last a while too
2 bottles BBQ sauce – 1 bottle
1 package of 2 salsa/1 queso – one jar of salsa
2 containers of peanut butter – 1 container
2 bottles grape juice – 1 bottle
2 flats (48 cans) pineapple juice – roughly half a flat

Not yet started (maybe should have delayed purchase):
3 lbs Kosher salt
3 lbs honey
72 oz chocolate chips -> we were out and the coupon was expiring
36 Hershey bars -> for Halloween but purchased with expiring coupon