Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monthly Roundup: What I Got on our $150 Grocery Budget

My New Year's resolution is to spend $150 cash on our grocery budget.  We do have a good pantry stockpile, as well as toiletry stockpile, so in general I haven't had to purchase items for either.  I did decide that at least this month & the next I'll allow myself to spend up to $200 (I spent $186) in order to stockpile for the impending arrival of Little Baby. 

Here's what that $186 got us:


12 roma tomatoes
1 cucumber
6 romaine hearts
1 bag of onions
1 bag of oranges
4 avocados
6 green peppers

6 cans fat free refried beans
6 cans black beans
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
3 cans tuna
3 cans chicken
2 boxes lasagna noodles
2 boxes ritz type crackers
1 box saltines
1 bottle syrup
1 bag corn chips
2 pack pizza crusts

2 bags shredded hash browns
2 cans frozen apple juice

1 bag plain bagels
1 bag english muffins

heavy whipping cream
unsalted butter
2 gallons of whole milk
1 gallon of skim milk
3 bags of shredded cheddar
1 bag of shredded mozzarella
1 container cottage cheese


Pantry/ Junk Food (many of these were special buys for E's 2nd birthday & not normally on our list):
2 2 liters of Coke
1 2 liter of sparkling water
6 packs of kool-aid
1 pack of crystal lite mix
2 boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix
2 Duncan Hines frosting
2 boxes jello

3 gallons milk
18 eggs
2 dozen eggs
1 quart of Dannon plain yogurt (homemade yogurt starter)
2 Athenos yogurts

2 Jack's pizzas


3 cans of Rol Gold tomatoes (free after coupon)

2 loaves french bread

3 dozen eggs $0.99 each

A-Z (Scratch & Dent Grocery Shopping):

4 boxes of Zatarains Jambalaya
2 boxes of Life cereal
1 box of Blueberry Morning cereal
1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios
12 Luna bars
2 Wishbone Italian dressings
2 Wishbone Balsamic vinaigrette
2 bags of Indiana Popcorn
Valentine's Candy Hearts
12 bags of Dole Apple Bites
2 boxes of Chocolate cookies
1 box of Whole Wheat Linguine
4 bags of Tortilla Chips

All of this for $185.72.   Which we used to make these meals:

Definitely an improvement from last month & we're well stocked for this upcoming month.  Here's hoping I find some more deals this month before I can't go out & easily bargain shop!  ;)

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