For better or worse, I was at a grocery store just about every day this week. Not super efficient. Despite this the weekly total came in at $265.33, which is pretty good. I didn’t make up for last week, but stayed on par this week. There’s a lot of produce too, which is what I need to use the items from the freezer.
On Tuesday I spent $64.16 at Shaw’s. This was my monthly trip for oatmeal, pizza dough, and pizza cheese. But, while there I discovered that they were having an unadvertised sale that brought Russet potatoes under $0.20/lb so I bought 30 pounds of those also.
On Wednesday I spent $83.54 at Stop & Shop. There was quite a bit on sale that was useful for us and it was a double gas points week. Yes, I’m working through what is in the freezer, but the roast was 50% off. I don’t have a bottom round in the freezer and this is a good price. Plus we haven’t had beef stew yet this winter and I have lots of potatoes, carrots, and onions to use.
I spent $45.90 at Wegman’s on Thursday. The primary purpose was diapers, which I had misjudged our usage of. The salad (center) was free and I picked up a couple other items that, combined with what we already had at home, can complete our meal plan through this Friday.
On Saturday I had to go someplace very near a BJ’s so I stopped in there for milk plus a few items that the other BJ’s had been out of on last week’s trip. Hopefully this will be it for another month as it came to $60.44.
Finally, on Sunday I had an errand that took me near a Stop & Shop so I stopped in for a few items that were on sale. I’ll probably visit Stop & Shop again later in the week for more blueberries and cheese (that this store was out of yesterday). I spent $11.29. With a coupon the pasta was $0.44/box. The blueberries were buy one, get one free.
So how did we use all of this?
Chili, corn bread
Early: Chicken nuggets, broccoli
Late: Homemade pizza
Braised pork, mashed potatoes, carrots
Early: Hot dogs, carrot sticks & cucumber slices
Late: Welsh rarebit
Late: Homemade pizza
Beef stew, oatmeal bread, carrot sticks
Lemon chicken, pan fried potatoes, broccoli