Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I Bought - May 2011

Here is my recap of my May 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 May with a total of $213.33 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.

This month increased quite a bit over last month and is our most expensive month so far this year.   Shane came home from his work trip on 5/13, so he was here half the month and I admit that I spoiled him with some favorites.  We hosted a cookout on 5/28 and bought just a few things that we wouldn't have otherwise bought. 

Kat had a school field trip that required lunch items in completely disposable wrapping, so I bought some juice pouches and a Lunchable. Finally, my daughter Jean and I went to a couple of u-pick farms where I bought 13 pounds of strawberries and a couple of pounds of asparagus; combined they added $34 to this month's total.

Here's what I bought for $213.33:


MEAT, POULTRY AND EGGS
Farm fresh eggs - dozen -3
80% lean ground beef - pounds -7
93% lean Honeysuckle ground turkey - pounds - 2
Polska Kielbasa - pound - 1
Chorizo sausage - pound - 1
Oscar Meyer hot dogs - pound - 2
Hot dogs - pound - 2
Turkey breast lunch meat - pound - 1
Cotto salami - pound - 1

SEAFOOD
Tuna - 5 ounce cans - 3

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Strawberries - pound - 1
Cucumber - 1
Avocados - 2
Jalapeno pepper - 1
Peppers and tomatoes - small amount from salad bar for a recipe
Simply Potatoes hash browns - 20 oz. bag - 1
Dried apricots - 8 ounce - 1
Dried plums (prunes) - 8 ounce - 2
Peaches - 28 ounce can - 1
Cucumber - 1
Strawberries - pounds - 13
Asparagus - pounds - 3

DAIRY
Quesadilla/Fresco melting cheese - 8 oz - 1
Kraft American singles - 12 oz. - 2
Cottage cheese - 24 oz. - 1
Buttermilk - quart - 1
Regular whole milk - gallon - 2
Yogurt - 6 ounce - 4
Butter - pound - 6
Shredded cheddar cheese - pound - 1
Provolone slices - pound - 1
Sour cream - 16 ounces - 1

PASTA, GRAINS, BEANS
Kraft Homestyle mac and cheese - box -1
Pinto beans, dry - pound - 2
Black beans, dry  - pound - 1
Pork and beans - 15 ounce cans - 2

BREADS
Oat bran bread - loaf -3
German pumpernickel bread - small loaf - 1
Burger buns - 8 count - 2
Hot dog buns - 8 count - 2

BAKING/COOKING STAPLES

White whole wheat flour - pounds - 5

CONDIMENTS/SPICES/HERBS
Kraft ranch dressing - 16 ounce - 1
Ranch dressing - 16 ounce - 1
Chili sauce - 12 ounce - 1
Dill pickle slices - quart - 2
Kraft Miracle Whip - quart - 2
Kraft mayo - quart - 1
French onion dip - 8 ounce - 1
Black olives - can - 1
Green olives - jar - 1
Sweetened condensed milk - 14 ounce - 2 (used to make coffee creamer, thus condiment)
Diced pimientos - 2 ounce jar - 1

SNACKS
Multi-grain chips - bag -1
Potato chips - bag - 4
Tortilla chips - bag - 2
Cheese curls - bag - 2
Pringles - 1
Saltines - box - 2
Pistachios - 16 ounce bag - 2
Fudge/Caramel Ice Cream Treats - 6 count - 1
Peanuts (in shell) - pounds - 3.5 (Shane requested)
Thin wheat crackers - 13 ounces - 1
Breyer's Ice Cream - 48 ounce - 2
Sugar (waffle) cones for ice cream - 12 count - 1

BEVERAGES
Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry Juice - 64 ounce - 1
Ruby red grapefruit juice- 64 ounce -2
Pepsi - 2 liter - 4
Cola - 2 liter - 1
Drink pouches - 10 count - 1 (for school field trip)

SEMI-PREPARED MEALS
Oscar Meyer Lunchable - 1 (for school field trip)
Bakery chocolate ring (Bundt) cake - 1  (I had a craving during the carpet project and no time to bake, even from a mix. )

3 comments:

slugmama said...

Well I thought "I" was a nerd but you got me beat by listing every single item you bought in May!
Not that being a nerd is a bad thing mind you.... ;-)
I think I'd be too scared of what I'd see if I tried making a list like that.lolol

SonyaAnn said...

You and sluggy are in a competition for most thorough. Impressive!

McVal said...

You are just so darned organized! I just sent my daughter to the dollar general with my bank card...