Thursday, June 30, 2011

What I Bought - June 2011

Here is my recap of my June 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 June with a total of $99.67 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.

A lot of factors kept our grocery spending low this month.  June saw Shane working away from home again for the entire month, which automatically lowers our grocery bill since Kat and I tend to eat smaller meals, snack around or just scrounge for whatever is hanging out in the fridge.  Not that Shane would turn his nose up at the same things, they just probably wouldn't be filling enough for him. 

Between the extreme heat early in the month and my mom passing away at mid-month, I spent the entire 4-week period eating less than I normally would have.  I didn't need to buy any groceries at all the second week of the month, and bought very little during the other weeks.

Here's what I bought for $99.67:


MEAT, POULTRY AND EGGS
Farm fresh eggs - dozen - 2
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts - pounds - 8

SEAFOOD
Tuna - 5 ounce can - 3
Fish sticks - 48 ct. box - 1

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Iceberg lettuce - head - 2
Red seedless grapes - pound - 1.5
Mushrooms - 8 ounce carton - 1
Russet potatoes - pounds - 10
Green bell peppers - 3
Avocados - 2

DAIRY
French onion dip - 12 ounces - 2
Whole milk - gallon - 1
Shredded co-jack cheese - 8 ounces - 1
Shredded cheddar cheese - pound - 1
Half-n-half - quart - 1
Cottage cheese - 24 ounce carton - 1
Cream cheese - 8 ounces - 1
Sour cream - 16 ounces - 1

PASTA, GRAINS, BEANS
Lipton/Knorr pasta side dishes - packets - 2*

BREADS
Oat bran bread - loaf -1

BAKING/COOKING STAPLES
Powdered sugar - pounds - 2
All-purpose flour - pounds - 5
Sugar - pounds - 5

CONDIMENTS/SPICES/HERBS
Smuckers cherry preserves - 12 ounces - 1 (for a cake recipe)
Skippy Natural peanut butter - 18 ounce - 2
BBQ sauce - 18 ounces - 1
Tomato sauce - 8 ounces - 2
Taco seasoning mix - packet - 1
Nutritional yeast, bulk - ounces - 6.5

SNACKS
Potato chips - bag - 3
Tortilla chips - bag - 1
Pretzels - bag - 1
Woven wheat crackers - box - 1
Gummy worms - bag - 1
Sesame sticks - pound - 1
Clif energy bar, peanut butter - 1
Whoppers candy - theater-size box - 1 (for a cake recipe)

BEVERAGES
None

SEMI-PREPARED MEALS
Chicken and Cheese Taquitos - 40 count -1

* I fell for the old "sale + coupon = free" routine on these, which was foolish because we don't even like them.  We ate about half of one package and put the other in the food donation bin at the grocery store.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your mother and good job on the grocery bill!

slugmama said...

Well your list has me beat this month!lol

I am trying to get the processed/prepared list down some...I cringe every time I look at mine. Unfortunately I do have a 15 yr. old eating machine who I trained badly earlier on and now he only wants the crap diet. But I persevere. 8-(