With Thanksgiving so early this year, we had a full week afterwards to finish off November.

I spent $92.94 at Star Market on Wednesday on pizza dough, pizza cheese, and oatmeal.  Yes, I bought the entire case of pizza dough.  And, yes, it went straight from the grocery freezer to my own.


On Thursday, I finished out the month of November by spending $98.77 at Stop & Shop.

Then, on Sunday I started December by spending $65.88 at Wegman’s.  A couple notes about that trip.  First, the loaf of bread was free with store coupon.  It’s a new flavor.  I’m not sure if we’ll like it, but at free I was willing to give it a try.  Second, this is far more produce than I usually purchase at Wegman’s as I find their produce department hit or miss both for items and quality.  I did find everything I was looking for.  Hopefully it will all cook up nicely too.  Finally, the gallon of orange juice is for the preschool holiday party this week.

That brought me to a respectable $257.59 for the week.  Note, it overlaps November and December so it won’t all be included below.

November TOTAL: $1,323.59

  • Stop & Shop: $306.20
  • Wegman’s: $273.73
  • BJs: $376.10
  • Other: $367.56
    • Local: $148.57
    • Star Market: $169.72
    • Trader Joe’s: $0
    • Target: $49.27
    • Other: $0

A high month.  Two trips to BJ’s, two trips to Shaw’s plus a food intensive holiday will do that to you.

Meals keep moving along.  Unfortunately with the winter schedule we’re back to more split dinners.  But, fewer people are out late so there’s generally less busyness.

Salmon “Wellington”, green beans


Early: Chicken nuggets, broccoli
Late: Homemade pizza

Macaroni & cheese, green beans

Early: Eggs
Late: Steak, hash browns, spinach salad

Early: Chicken nuggets, broccoli
Late: Homemade pizza

Grilled hot dogs & sausages, baked beans, chips, veggie plate

Tacos, corn, refried beans