Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 39 - $76.84

We were on a cruise ship most of Week 39 with all food provided.  We had a few granola bars and some baby food pouches we'd packed for days off the ship, but otherwise the cruise line provided.

We got home in the week hours Sunday and I made it to the store Sunday night for some basics.  But of course found a mountain of other deals I couldn't resist.

I spent $76.84 on the food pictured: a head of romaine, a gallon of organic milk, 7 -6packs of Hershey bars on clearance for $1.79 each (so $0.30 per chocolate bar with expiration date next summer), 2 organic cucumbers, 2 containers of dried cranberries on clearance for $1.99 each, 5 clearance packages of linguica sausage, a 3# bag of clementines, a box of organic lettuce, 2 creamers, 2 boxes of cereal, 2 loaves of bread, 4 organic apples, 3 lemons, a 10 pound sack of potatoes, a 1 pound package of lunchmeat, and a clearance box of Skinny Cow candy. Not pictured: $3.99 box of a dozen clearance donuts.  Not too bad. 

Week 39 Total: $76.84
2016 YTD Total: $5,999.75
2016 Weekly Average: $153.84


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 38 - $29.10

We were at Disneyworld all week in Week 38.

I had purchased some groceries in Week 37 and made another shopping trip mid week to supplement what I'd purchased our first day.  I bought more applesauce, more organic oatmeal, 4 packs of pudding cups & a dark chocolate bar for GF/DF kid snacks, I bought organic ketchup, a 3# bag of mandarin oranges, & a few bananas.  I also bought a 5 pack of sausages for lunch in Disneyworld.  No photo of this trip.  I spent $25.11 on food.

I went to Walgreen's for a few items and picked up a second bottle of creamer.  It was a whopping $3.99.  Yeesh!

Week 38 Total: $29.10
2016 Year-to-Date: $5,922.91
Weekly Average: $155.87


2016 Groceries Week 37 - $138.14

We were getting ready for a long trip out of town in week 37 so I was trying to use the perishables.  But it's also always crazy leaving town so we ate some 'convenience' meals this week, too.

I picked up GF/DF pizza for DD#2 when we were having a quick pizza dinner, a watermelon, and a gallon of milk to get us through the week.  I spent $25.86 on these few items.  Ouch!

I spent $45.70 on this trip to Fred Meyer Wednesday.  I went to pick up avocados, tortilla chips, cheese & bananas that I needed for Friday night, but I couldn't resist the clearance cereal, applesauce pouches, Capri-Sun, baby cookies, pasta, granola bars, & canned goods.  I also picked up creamer & bananas and DF cheese that was on a great sale at $3.49.

Wednesday I also dropped into the Dollar Tree for mylar birthday ballons and I picked up a couple packages of pepperoni, a jar of relish, and 2 small bottles of shelf-stable coffeemate for emergencies or weekend visits.  I spent $5 on the food items.

Finally, when we'd traveled all day Sunday (flying a red eye to Miami then driving a rental car to Orlando) and taken the kids swimming at our timeshare I finally got out to the grocery store.  The kids were starving so I had to be fast.  I found a close grocery, Publix, and looked for deals.

To avoid buying milk I bought organic oatmeal ($1.99) & a small bag of brown sugar ($1.09).  I also bought unsweetened applesauce ($2.79), some organic nectarines ($1.99/lb), & bananas ($0.59/lb) for morning fruit.  I bought a dozen eggs ($1.35),  a small can of coffee ($4.19) & creamer ($2.50) to finish off the breakfast foods

I was at a loss for lunches at Disneyworld because I didn't want to buy bread & pb & jam we wouldn't finish, but bought a small package of chicken breast ($4.55)to get us through the first day and chicken nuggets ($3.00 each) that were on sale for fast lunches or dinners at the timeshare.  So I also bought unbreaded, pre-cooked chicken pieces that I could microwave fast to go with the nuggets ($4.55).  I bought microwave popcorn, both buttered and plain ($3.59/box) because it's great cheap snack food in the parks and I bought fruit cups for lunches, too ($2.29).

For dinners, I got olive oil ($2.79), spaghetti noodles (both GF ($2.99) and regular ($1.67)), and a jar of spaghetti sauce ($2.00).  I also bought progresso soup that was on sale B1G1 ($2.29) and found two varieties that were GF/DF.  I didn't buy lettuce, but I grabbed a cucumber ($0.75) that froze the first day in our fridge.  Boo.

Altogether I spent $61.58 on food then raced back to heat up some soup.  We ate about 10pm, but that's only 7pm on the west coast so it wasn't so terribly late.

Week 37 Total: $138.14
2016 Year to Date Total: $5,893.81
2016 Weekly Average: $159.29


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 36 -$232.55

Oh, I can't resist fruit!

A local gal brought fruit from her parents' organic orchard in Spokane and I jumped at the white peaches for $1.50/lb.  She had a few pears & apples so I got those, too.  I spent $99.00 on all this.

Back home we needed some basics in a hurry so I headed to the store for cereal, milk, & lettuce on Tuesday.  I also grabbed a few bananas and found clearance Annie's organic dressing for $0.75 each, clearance pectin for $1.12 each, and clearance glutino pretzels for $0.75 each.  Yay!   I spent $17.99 on food.

DD3 picked this carrot from the garden for baby boy.  She was pretty excited that he ate it for dinner.

Thursday I went to QFC and spent $85.09.  The photo disappeared from my camera, but it shouldn't be a surprise since the kids were busy with the camera for several days.  I found a clearance pizza for $4.99, 5 boxes of cheerios, 5 bags of chips, 2 boxes of organic formula, 2 tubs of organic sour cream, 3 boxes of organic cream cheese, creamer, 8 jars/pouches of baby food, 2 soy yogurt cups, daiya shredded cheese, and a clearance pack of k-cup soup.

I went back to QFC on Friday and spent $30.47.  This time I got the photo.  I bought 6 ears of corn, 3 boxes of crackers with coupons were just $1.36 average, 5 boxes of cereal were just $0.89 each after coupons, gluten free corndogs were $4.99/box and I found a box of clearance organic formula for half price!  

Week 36 Total: $232.55
YTD Total: $5,755.67
Weekly Average: $159.88