To our Serious Budgeting Series readers: we are at the final week of our goal! We have battled through temptation, restricted our frivolous grocery-buying, and stood firm in our thrifty determination of only spending $100 this month on groceries! I’m here to tell you how last week and this week went. (Tune in next week to get the final spending verdict) First, let’s see if last week’s shopping was a success:
Last Week’s Grocery Expenses
Last week, the third week in July, we kept our oath to only go to the grocery store ONCE, on Sunday. At Cardenas, we bought the following items:
- Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese
- Romaine Lettuce
- Green Onions
- Green Beans
- Green Bell Pepper
The total of this trip cost $16. The most expensive item was the cheese.. *sigh* Why must cheese be SO expensive? Anyway, the rest of the items cost around a dollar each. Not bad, considering the fact that it was a HUGE pile of veggies – a week’s worth of food!
From Cardenas, we went to Walmart, where we bought:
- 120 Eggs (Ok, we eat a lot of eggs. They’re cheap, and good – what can I say?)
- Sour Cream (necessary for the hugs Mexican casserole I made)
You would not believe how expensive this trip was. It cost ANOTHER $16. That brings last week’s total up to $32.
Grocery Shopping: Last Week’s Meals
Out of those shopping trips, we made a LOT of food. Monday through Wednesday, we ate a combination of taco salads, Marinera sauce over broccoli, and fritattas. Thursday through Saturday, we shoveled down delicious refried bean casserole, more taco salads, fresh homemade guacomole, and broccoli-slaw. (Weird-sounding, but scrumptious!) We still have a huge amount of broccoli slaw, which should last for snacks and side dishes, and we just finished the last of our Mexican casserole.