Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekly Grocery Update - April 11-17

I can't believe another week has come and gone!  I don't know where the time goes.

Here's how we did at the grocery stores this week.  Technically, we've increased our grocery budget back up to $55 a week (from $40 a week while Shane was laid off), but I spent barely more than $40 anyway.


Needed now:
  1 lb. spaghetti, 1 hot dog buns, 1 loaf bread, 1 apple juice, 1 grape juice (will make jelly from both juices), 3 lb grapes, 1 lb. frozen corn, 2 10-ct. flour tortillas, 3 bags o' salad, 1 gallon milk, 1 qt. half & half

Not yet needed: 
3.5 lb. beef rump roast

Splurges/unnecessary items:
  4 cans of Pringles, 1 lb. fresh mushrooms, 1 jar strawberry preserves, 2 bags tortilla chips

Total spent, after coupons - $40.80

Other categories:
(not included in grocery budget)

Health/Beauty/CoPays -
Paper products, cleaning/laundry supplies - Black inkjet cartridge refill, with coupon - $7.03
Cat food/litter - $0.00
Lawn/garden  - 2 bales of straw for garden mulch - $11.90
Dining out - Lunch with my friend Janelle last Monday.  Her hubby is the assistant manager of First Watch and he generously comped out our meal, so my only cost was the tip (thanks, Steve!). Also, lunch yesterday with Kat and Shane, using a $10 off $20 or more coupon - Total for both times out, including tips - $21.86


McVal said...

Wow! Just wait until Kat has hollow legs like my 18 year old son... I think your amount per week may go up.

Annie Jones said...

McVal: I'm sure it will...LOL! I'm sure someday I'll run out of my stockpile of bath tissue and shampoo, too, and have to buy those things as well. But so far, so good living the last couple of months from (mostly) on what we already had on hand.

slugmama said...

One of my hollow legged teens is returning from college next month....must fill the freezer with meat!lol

Great spending total this week.

Frances said...

Good job on the low grocery budget!