Saturday, January 3, 2009


I was hoping the text would show up for you before the photos, but that didn't happen.  Sorry!  Just scroll down a bit and you will see why I have posted photos of food sitting on the table!

Here is what I unloaded - we spent $97.15 total.

What did we get?

turkey breast
turkey drumsticks
chicken breast - 3.43 lbs
crimini mushrooms - .37 lbs
bok choy - 1.51 lbs
cereal - 13 boxes (that should last awhile!)
lettuce - 1 head, 1 leaf 
sweet potato - 6.26 lbs
brown mushrooms - .28 lbs
avocados - 4
tomatoes - 4
milk - 1/2 gallon lactose free (for Naya)
thyme - fresh
rosemary - fresh
tuffy kitchen scrubbers - 2
steel cut oats - bulk - 1.75 lbs
frozen juice - 3
eggs - 18
yellow onions - 1.84 lbs
bananas - 3.22 lbs
clementine oranges - 5 lbs

The BEST BUY??????  The turkey drumstick mark-down package!

$6.57 for at least 8 dinners to serve 6 people each!  (I always cook for at least 6 diners, even though there are only 5 of us.  If we don't have company - which around here is almost always - it is sure to get eaten the next day for lunch or a snack by someone!)   Turkey soup, turkey pot pie, turkey tettrazini, etc.

OK, fellow frugal moms.  A member of our homeschool co op has a great blog set up where she shows just how much she spends and what she gets for her money each week for groceries.  She feeds her family of 6 on $60 a week!  Please check it out - it is listed in my lists to the side under grocery cart challenge.  Although that is a figure that I would like, I just don't have the time to shop the bargain stores regularly.  But, I thought it would be fun to compare just how much we do spend each week and what we get for our money!  Anyone up for sharing?????

Here is what we came home with today - not knowing that we were going to share this in advance!  Granted, our refrigerator does have enough milk to last a week, bread is in the freezer from past sales, or home made, but for the most part this is a fairly typical shopping spree for a week.  I am really looking forward to seeing some of yours!

1 comment:

Leingang Family said...

That turkey was a great deal! Great job! I always try to buy a whole big turkey at Thanksgiving time when they are cheap and then freeze up the meat in meal-sized portions.

I just shopped for our family for 2 weeks (about 40 meals) and spent $130. The receipt had 108 items on it so I don't think I could share the whole thing. :o)

Our grocery/cleaners/paper products/toiletries budget is $350 a month. And I have stuck to it since the summer. Sometimes it doesn't seem like quite enough and we don't eat fancy, but it's worked for us.