Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Groceries for February
Busy hitting multiple stores today: 2 Stop & Shops, Xpect, Aldis, Dollar Tree. Pictured above are 1 pkg of white large sandwich rolls and 2 of whole wheat, 1 pkg ww sub rolls, 1 pkg potato bread, 1 pkg raisin bread, 2 white junky a la Wonder type bread. All were marked down.
Here's my crash and burn: box of Apple Jacks (twins will be thrilled as we rarely have this type of cereal on hand), 3 cans Delmonte tomatoes with japepenos/chillis, 1 large can diced tomatoes, 1 can Delmonte diced potatoes, 4 15 oz (including one organic) and one 8 oz can of tomato sauce (perfect for pizzas), 1 can green beans, 2 of French style; can of wax beans, 2 of corn, 2 of Green giant Mexicorn, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, one Goya chic peas, one can peaches and one of pears, 4 cans Spaghettios with meatballs (emergency lunch if I'm not home type deal)
Health and Beauty Aides: 2 bottles shampoo, 2 shave gel for ladies, 2 Tresseme conditioner (BOGO cpn), 10 pack soap, large pkg bathroom cups for special needs boy for his mouth rinses.
My lone Dollar Tree purchase: alcohol for the medicine cabinet.
3 lbs ground beef, to divide and freeze. It was on SALE @ $3.49/lb. Sad.
2 liter bottles of soda: 2 ginger ale, 1 orange, 1 generic Dr Pepper, one root beer. Fettucini, spaghetti and elbow mac-2 each, 1 apple juice, 2 mango and 2 fruit punch. 4 double size cans of Stockley's sloppy joe sauce (@ $1.09/can this equals 55 for a reg sized can. I'll cook and freeze, saving money in the process), 2 cans tomatoes with jalepenos (BOGO cpn)
Decaf coffee, cocoa, muffin papers
Produce: ruby red grapefuit (used $2 off cpn), 2 lbs strawberries, 3 lbs carrots, 3 Romaine hearts marked down to $1/pkg. organic Red Chard, 2 large lemons.
All of these stores were in the same shopping area so little gas was spent going from one store to the next.