Sunday, October 30, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 43 - $133.75

I didn't get photos of everything last week.

I went to Costco Monday and bought snack cheese, 2 bottles of olive oil, and veggie straws.  I spent $42.96.

Tuesday I was at QFC for some produce.  I ended up finding some good clearance deals including apples for $1.00, tomatoes for $1.00, tea pods for $2.99, instant oatmeal for $0.99 each, pasta for $0.49 each, gf cupcakes for $0.99 and gf fig bars for $2.99.  I also bought onions, grapes, & cucumbers.  I spent $28.25.

I went to Fred Meyer for milk & a gf/df pizza.  I also bought lunchmeat, 3 packages of organic beef, clearance bell peppers, & fresh mozzarella.   I spent $47.04.

 I was visiting my mom last weekend and picked up a couple things at Wal-Mart including rice crackers, veggie straws, & 2 boxes of biscotti cookies for a coffee date I was having with my sister.  I spent $12.50.

And finally I was at the dollar store with a kiddo and I picked up 3 pepperoni packages.  So $3.00 more there.

Week 43 Total: $133.75
YTD 2016 Total: $6,801.06
Weekly Average: $158.16


Sunday, October 16, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 42 - $103.88

A quick trip to Fred Meyer for fruit & chicken turned into $80.05!  I found uncured beef hot dogs for $2.99/package and bought lots.  The GF/DF pizza we buy was on sale so I picked one up.  I also found toddler formula on clearance.  DS hasn't taken to plain milk so we're still mixing milk with formula.  I also found clearance puffs, dried fruit, and pouches for DS.  I bought that chicken I needed for a potluck, bananas,  organic apples.  I also found round steak for $2.22/lb on clearance and picked up hot dog buns to go with the hot dogs.

I stopped at Haggen on the way to a friend's house for allergy friendly cookies.  No photo.  They were $3.50.

I wen to QFC tonight for milk.  I found nitrate free sausage on clearance and bought 5 packages.  I also found clearance organic cottage cheese, a clearance guac/pico mix, and paid regular price for the bananas & organic milk.  I spent $20.33.

All told, a pretty small week.

Week 42 Total: $103.88
YTD 2016 Total: $6,667.31
WeeklyAverage: $158.75

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

GF Menu Plan


Monday - Sausages
Tuesday - Nachos
Wednesday - Wendy's (they have GF Chili)
Thursday - Sausages
Friday - Fajitas
Saturday - Hot Dogs
Sunday - leftovers

Monday - Pasta & Meatballs
Tuesday - Taco soup
Wednesday - Stew
Thursday - Pancakes
Friday - potluck, taking chicken breast
Saturday - Sausage Soup
Sunday - Popcorn & Smoothie


Monday, October 10, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 41 - $135.78

This week's shopping wasn't too bad.

I went to Costco for a few things, but I can't find my receipt.  I usually look for the small packages of organic chicken thighs so this one was likely $14, the curry is about $13, the hummus is under $6, & the sugar is about $9, I think.  So estimating $42 here.

I stopped to pick up milk at QFC on Tuesday.  I also found a few things in the clearance bin including a gf cornbread mix $1.79, sesame oil $5.29, Yerba Mate tea $1.59, organic guacamole $2.19, and 3 apples for $0.99. I also picked up organic grapes for $2,49/lb.  I splurged on soy yogurt for DD2. I spent $30.70.

I went to Fred Meyer for more milk on Friday. I also picked up chocolate milk for the kids to have a treat, GF cereal & GF/DF granola bars, organic lettuce mix, and bananas.  I spent $25.09.

I dropped in at QFC Saturday for ingredients so I could make DD1's requested birthday treats including ice cream, a baquette, and parsley.  While there I found clearance lettuce $3.99, nitrate free sausages $2.49 each, a package of baby food $0.89, a can of soup $0.49, pico de gallo $2.49, 3 bell peppers for $0.99, and 3 pomegranates for $0.99.  The best surprise were apples on clearance.  4 big, organic apples for $0.99 each.  I spent $7.91 on 22+ pounds and made over a gallon of applesauce. I spent $37.99 altogether.

Week 41 Total: $135.78
YTD 2016 Total: $6,563.43
Weekly Average: $160.08


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 Groceries Week 40 - $427.90

A huge week . . .

I was in Issaquah for an appointment and stopped at my favorite: Champion Foods.  I was a little surprised at myself for spending $113.70, but was delighted to find 25# bags of organic oatmeal and organic multi-colored popcorn!  I also spent $5 on a case of 15 bags of kettle chips, $5 on 20 snack size bags of kettle chips, 2 organic baby cereals, 3 bottles of organic ketchup, gf stuffing mix (for Thanksgiving), organic pasta, dried fruit, 5 baby food squeezies, baby puffs, 2 organic cake mixes, rosemary, organic pizza sauce, 4 organic apples, & some fruit gummy candies.

Immediately after Champion Foods I went to Costco for garlic & rice crackers.  They were having a spectacular organic sale and I stocked up.  I bought two 12-packs of organic mac'n'cheese, 2 bags of organic tortilla chips, 2 dozen organic eggs, 2 3-packs of organic chicken sausages, 2 4-packs of organic spaghetti sauce, a 6-pack of organic pasta, 2 bags of organic GF flour, a 2-pack of organic peanut butter, a case of organic tomato sauce, a case of organic diced tomatoes, a 2-pack of organic salsa, 2 packages of organic meatballs, a 10 pound bag of carrots, and the organic garlic I went in for.  I also bought conventional bananas, tortillas, pita bread, cans of chicken breast, fruit leather & organic fruit snacks, and the rice crackers I had on my list.  I also picked up a pizza for dinner that night.  I spent a whopping $253.31!  I can't remember the last time I spent that much in one grocery transaction.

You'd think I'd have shocked myself into a little spending hiatus, but no.  I went to QFC the VERY NEXT MORNING and spent another $60.89.  Seriously.  I took a photo, but my kids deleted it before I could download it.  The best find was 10 clearance bags of apples for $0.99 each.  I spent $9.90 on about 20 pounds of apples, went straight home, and made a pile of applesauce.  I also bought 3 creamers, a gallon of organic milk, organic lettuce, organic chives, celery, 4 organic cucumbers, quart of organic yogurt, 2 tubs of organic sour cream, nitrate-free sausage, & 2 bricks of cheese.

Week 40 Total: $427.90
Year to Date: $6,427.65
Weekly Average: $160.69