Remember my first post? Well last Friday I went shopping with the intention of buying 3 possibly 4 weeks worth of grocery’s. I went to 3 stores. Sam’s Club, Costco and Wal-Mart.
Here’s everything piled on the dining room table. My poor sons, normally they put stuff away as they unload it, this time they had to bring everything in first and then put it away, a lot of it went back the way they came. They are very supportive of my blogging. Smile!
Here’s the rundown of what I spent:
Sam’s Club- $150.08 I didn’t buy anything non-food.
Costco- $186.33 Again, everything was food related, no extra clothes or household items.
Wal-Mart-$66.28 Only about 15.00 of that was food though. The rest was household stuff and fabric for gifts.
Now I haven’t bought everything I need yet, I still need a head of cauliflower and some tortillas. I had planned on going to Aldi for the Cauliflower, I just haven’t made it over there yet. And I’ve pretty much decided to make the tortilla’s from scratch, I found a recipe on Pinterest. The only place I’ve found soy-free tortillas is Trader Joe’s and I’m just not going to drive all the way over there for one thing! (Besides, one thing will turn into 12 anyway!)
Another shot of the groceries. Sorry they aren’t situated all nicely, my big sons just piled it on like this. haha!
This is all the fresh produce I bought. We are almost through the grapes, one bag of apples, half the avocados, half the lettuce and spinach and bananas. I chopped and froze most of the peppers, the oranges are in the garage fridge for next week.
This is the canned fruit I bought for the last week. The applesauce is great: cheap and all natural. I also have frozen peas, green beans, corn, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, bananas and squash puree. The bananas and squash are to add to muffins or pancakes. I also froze 3 gallons of milk to use later this month. I didn’t buy any yogurt because I have a yogurt maker and figure I can do that myself too.
My plan had to include snacks, so here Blue-Raspberry is mixing up some trail mix-unsalted almonds, peanuts, raisins, craisins and M&M’s. I found a recipe to make homemade Cheezits and another kind of granola bars.
Bubble Gum helped me make popsicles out of Apple Cider that I found for .89 a gallon. The kids really like these and it is a super cheap snack.
Since I just got a Pinterest account I’ve been finding recipes to make things that I would normally purchase, like pizza sauce and ranch dressing, English muffins and tortillas. So much of that stuff has soy in it anyway that I have to shop special and more expensive to get it. Now the cost will just be my time, I can handle that!
I’m really thankful because my husband has really supportive of this experiment. He’s been resisting the urge to eat all the pickles knowing I won’t be buying anymore this month! We’ve been enjoying popcorn in the evenings and I rather like this organized and sequential way of eating, it appeals to my anal and organized brain. We’ll see how I feel about it next week though! That’s going to be the real test!