Monday, February 28, 2011

What I Bought - February 2011

Here is my recap of my February grocery spending. This is mostly for my own reference, although I know there are a couple of you out there who enjoy this kind of post as well.

I ended February with a total of $172.67 spent on groceries. That includes sales tax, and is just for food items bought at the store to consume at home. It doesn't include any household, pet or HBA items, nor any meals bought away from home. Also, we are a family of three.

Most of the groceries were bought at Aldi. The rest was bought at other grocery stores when on sale or when I just had to have something not available at Aldi.  Unless I've listed a brand name, all items are store brands.

I ended February spending a bit more than I did in January.  I blame it on spices and the bread I bought when I could have made it at home.  Also, I'm not very happy with the amount of soda we bought in February.  I used to buy four 12-packs of cans almost every week and it seemed we had broken that habit, but now it looks like the habit might be slowly creeping back in on us.  I'll have to start watching that more carefully.

On the up side, though, we're well-stocked on pasta now, thanks to a sale on American Beauty.  It's hard to pass up at 69¢ a pound.

Here's what I bought for $172.67:

MEAT, POULTRY AND EGGS
Eggs - farm fresh - dozen - 3
Johnsonville smoked sausage - pounds - 3
Eckrich smoked sausage - pounds - 2
Bar-S hot dogs - pounds - 2
Turkey ham - pounds - 2.5
Pepperoni - 12 ounce - 1
Bologna - pound - 1

SEAFOOD
Tuna - 5 ounce can - 2
Fish steaks - can - 2
Sardines - can - 2

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Applesauce - 24 ounces - 2
Cauliflower - head - 2
Broccoli - head - 1
Green onions - bunch - 1
Pineapple - whole, fresh - 1
Avocados - pieces - 6
Cucumber - piece - 1
Grape tomatoes - 12 ounce - 1
Black olives - can - 2
Ore-Ida tater tots - pounds - 8
Lettuce - head - 2
Carrots - pounds - 2
Green Giant frozen corn, steamer-type - 12 ounce bags - 2

DAIRY
Cottage cheese - 24 ounce cartons - 2
Mozzarella cheese, block - 16 ounce - 1
Kraft cheddar cheese, block - 10 ounce - 2
Sliced Havarti cheese - 12 ounce - 1
Sour cream - pint - 1
Half and Half - quart - 2
Whole milk - gallon - 1
Yoplait yogurt - 6 ounce - 14
Asiago cheese, shredded - 6 ounce tub - 1
Cream cheese, spreadable - 8 ounce tub - 1


PASTA, GRAINS, BEANS
Quaker quick-cooking hominy grits - box - 1
Mayocoba beans - pound - 1
Ramen noodles - 36 count case - 1
Whole wheat spaghetti - 12 oz box - 1
Dry lima beans - pound - 1
American Beauty Fettucini - pound - 1
American Beauty Linguini - pound - 1
American Beauty Mostaccioli - pound - 1
American Beauty Rotini - pound - 1
American Beauty Small Shells - pound - 1
American Beauty Penne - pound - 1


BREADS
Burger buns - 8 pack - 1
Hot dog buns - 8 pack - 2
12-grain bread - loaf - 2
Oat bran bread - loaf - 1
Flour tortillas (taco size) 10 ct. - 1

BAKING STAPLES
Sugar - pounds - 9
Sweetened condensed milk - can - 1
All-purpose flour - pounds - 5

CONDIMENTS/SPICES/HERBS
Kosher dill pickle spears - 32 ounce - 1
Basil leaves - ounce - 1
Rosemary leaves - ounce - 1
Dill weed - ounce - 1
Thyme leaves - ounce - 1
Greek seasoning - ounces - 4
Lemon pepper - ounces - 4
Paprika - ounces - 4
Onion powder - ounces - 4
White vinegar - gallon - 2 (some will be used for cooking, some for cleaning)
Apricot preserves - jar - 1
Ranch dressing - 16 ounce - 1

SNACKS
Tortilla chips - bags - 5
Potato chips - bags - 3
Cheese curls - bag - 2
Saltines - box - 1
Butter crackers - box - 1
Nabisco Cheese Nips - box - 2
Snickers - bars - 2
Milky Way - bar - 1
3 Musketeers - bars - 2
Mentos - roll - 1
Fortune cookies - 16 ct. box - 1

BEVERAGES
Coke/Sprite/Pepsi/Sierra Mist - 2 liter - 4
Lime Crush soda - 12 pack - 1
Celestial Seasonings herbal tea - 20 ct. bags - 1
Lipton green tea with goji berry and raspberry - 20 ct. bags - 1
Frozen juice blend - 12 ounce - 2
White wine - bottle - 1 (counted here because it will all be used only for cooking)
Cranberry juice cocktail - 64 ounce - 2

SEMI-PREPARED MEALS
16" Aldi take-and-bake pizza - 1

3 comments:

SonyaAnn said...

Yup this list is going to make sluggy happy!

Annie Jones said...

SonyaAnn: Yes, I was thinking sluggy might be one who would like this type of post.

Frances said...

That is an amazing amount of food for what you spent!