Sunday, July 31, 2011

What I Bought - July 2011

Here is the recap of my July grocery spending. This is mostly for my own reference, although I know there are one or two of you out there who enjoy this kind of post as well.

I ended July with a total of $155.38 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.

This month looks a little different than most.  Shane was finally back home all month, but the first week of the month we were on vacation, so no groceries were bought that week.  Quite a bit of the produce this month was purchased at one or more of our local farmers' markets -- these items are marked with an asterisk (*).  Several bulk items (albeit in small amounts) were purchased at Whole Foods.  Canned green beans are one of the few veggies Kat will eat without fail, so I stocked up while they were on sale.  I stocked up on sale sugar and flour, too.

Otherwise, most of the rest was bought at Aldi, as usual. The remaining items were 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.

Considering the amount of bulk and organic food I bought, I think I did well this month.  Here's what I bought for $155.38:


MEAT, POULTRY AND EGGS
Farm fresh eggs - dozen - 3
Bacon - pound - 2

SEAFOOD
Tuna in water - 5 ounce can - 1

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Cantaloupe - medium - 1*
Zucchini squash - small - 1*
Yellow squash - small - 1*
Tomatoes - large - 6*
Cucumber - very large - 2*
Plums - medium - 2
Corn - ears - 40*
Green bell peppers - medium - 2*
Tomatillos - pint box - 1*
Banana peppers - pint box - 1*
Jalapenos - pint box - 1*
Limes - 7*
Organic carrots - pound - 1
Iceberg lettuce - head - 2
Mushrooms - 8 ounce carton - 1
Green beans - cans - 14

DAIRY
Half and half - quart - 2
Whole milk - gallon - 1
Butter - pounds - 4
Smoked gouda cheese- pound - 1.5
Cream cheese - 8 ounce - 2
Sour cream - 16 ounces - 1
Evaporated milk - can - 1
Cottage cheese - pounds - 3

PASTA, GRAINS, BEANS
Whole wheat penne pasta - ounces - 13
Bulk organic quinoa, yellow - ounces - 8
Bulk organic cornmeal, yellow - ounces - 8
Bulk organic brown basmati rice - ounces - 6
Bulk organic bulgur wheat - ounces - 4

BREADS
Burger buns - 8-pack - 3 (for a cookout we attended)

BAKING/COOKING STAPLES
Sugar - pounds - 5
C&H sugar - pounds - 12
Honey, local - pint - 1
Flour, unbleached white - pounds - 10

CONDIMENTS/SPICES/HERBS
Spicy mustard - 12 ounces - 1
Yellow mustard - 16 ounces - 1
Black olives - 6 ounce can - 2
Green Spanish olives - jar - 1
Rice wine vinegar - 24 ounces - 1
Worcestershire sauce - 10 ounce - 1
Bulk beet powder - ounce - 1 (for a specific recipe)
Bulk sea salt - pound - 1
Bulk salted sunflower seeds - ounces -10
Citric acid powder - ounces - 8 (for canning, etc.)
Pasta sauce, organic - 26 ounce jar - 1

SNACKS
Cheese puffs - bag - 1
Tortilla chips - bag - 4
Potato chips - bag - 2
Saltine crackers - box - 1
Pretzels - bag - 1
Shell-on peanuts - pounds - 3
Club-type crackers - box - 1

BEVERAGES

Pepsi - 2 ltr - 1 (for a cookout we attended)
Sierra Mist - 2 ltr - 1 (for a cookout we attended)

SEMI-PREPARED MEALS
None

3 comments:

Dmarie said...

from the looks of that list, there's some mighty fine eating going on over at Annie's house!!

Jill said...

Wow, that's a good total! Sometimes when we entertain we spend that in one shopping trip!

Have a great week!

Blessings,
Jill

SonyaAnn said...

Great job! I just am not as good as you are. I couldn't imagine tracking all of this. You are so much better in the kitchen than I am!