Monday, March 9, 2015
March grocery budget update
As previously mentioned, my grocery budget is severely limited this month, and we've been running out of some items, including some staples. I started March with a slight overage from February that I carried over. Unexpectedly, we were in the city for a last minute medical appointment. Needing some "must haves" and having listened to an iffy forecast for this upcoming weekend, I decided to get my shopping down today.
Here's what I bought:
Aldi's: 3 gallons milk, 2 doz eggs (noted price increase), 2 fzn OJ, 1 small tub organic baby lettuce greens, 5 lbs red potatoes, 4 64 oz bottles of juice, 2 tubs ice cream, 2 qts of 1/2 & 1/2, 8 lbs sugar, 2 containers of fresh mushrooms, 4 pkgs of presliced cheese for sandwiches (Swiss, Provolone, Colby Jack, Munster), deli meats (prepackaged): honey ham, turkey breast, salami; 2 bags pizza bites, pint whipping cream 3 lbs granny Smith apples, bananas, 4 lbs carrots, celery, 2 bags of sunflower seeds, 4 boxes cold cereal, 2 loaves Rye bread, 1 bag baked potato chips. $86.33
Dollar Tree: 4 200 ct boxes tissues, 8 10 oz pkgs of multi colored Rosemary fingerling potatoes (had these before-delicious!), 2 boxes Goya chicken bouillon, 2 bags Malto meal 'apple jacks." 1 cheese puffs, 4 pkgs Goya cookies, 4 men's bodywash 16 oz, 2 24 oz conditioner, 2 64 oz laundry detergent, 1 50 oz dish washing liquid, 2 cans Del Monte sloppy joe sauce, 6 pkgs "fun size" chocolate bars, 2 boxes skittles, 2 bars dark chocolate from Poland (had these before-excellent!) that I may use as is, if not chip up for cookies. $43.46.
Today's expenditure: $129.79
March grocery monies (unless the reimbursements owed me come in): $130.33. Some MUST be earmarked for AP and bread flours, 1 can sliced pineapple (Aldi's was out), yogurt (plan on stopping at Price Rite tomorrow when I return to the city). Beyond milk and cream next week, I am hoping that I can pretty much skip shopping until the weekend of the 21st.