Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Once a Month Grocery Shopping

OK, I have some non-believers out there (Martina). And have had questions on how I do this. Today I spent $244.42 for a month of groceries. I will need to buy more fresh fruit and milk as the month goes on and still have a few items to pick up at Publix that aren't stocked at Aldi. I buy everything. Cleaning stuff, dinners, lunches, breakfast food, snacks.

Here is exactly what I bought on my trip - straight from my receipt.
Hash Brown Patties (pack of 20)
Frozen Chicken Breasts - 3 bags
Shredded Hash Browns - 2 bags
Cream of Chicken Soup
Mini Raviolis - 4 cans
Chicken Broth - 4 cans
Manicotti (frozen)
Italian Sausage
Frozen Waffles
Pork Chops
Ground Beef - 5 lbs
Deli Ham - 2 lbs
Deli Chicken - 2 lbs
String Cheese
Cheese Cubes
Shredded Cheese
Sliced American Cheese
Mandarin Oranges - 6 cans
Pumpkin Puree (for Audrey)
Easy Mac - 8 ready to go cups
Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan Cheese (fresh grated) - 2 tubs
Romano Cheese (fresh grated) - 1 tub
Garlic & Olive Oil Cous Cous - 3 boxes
Angel Hair
Farfalle (bowtie pasta)
Green Peppers - 3
Red Grapes
Grape Tomatoes
BBQ Sauce
Black Beans
Refried Beans
Diced Tomatoes
Mixed Vegetables - 2 cans
Artichoke Hearts
Tomato Sauce - 2 cans
Tomato Juice - 1 large can
Stewed Tomatoes
Wide Egg Noodles
Heavy Whipping Cream - 2 pints
Orange Juice
Milk - 2 gallons
Apple sauce - 6 pack x 2
Fiber bars
Dried Cranberries
Dried Apricots
Kerrygold Cheese (that's the good cheese, y'all. This was a splurge.)
Sour Cream
Cream Cheese
Shredded Cheese
Smoked Sausage
Breakfast Sausage
Granola Bars - 4 boxes
Stuffing Mix
Pringles - 3 canisters
Spaghetti Sauce - 2 jars
Goldfish crackers
Teabags (100)
Taco Seasoning mix
Chili Seasoning mix
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Flour Tortillas - 2 bags
Hot Dog Buns
Hawaiian Bread
Sandwich Bread
Toilet Paper
Oyster Crackers
Fabric Softener
Disinfectant Wipes - 2 containers
Paper Plates

Butternut Squash Sauce (this wasn't on my list, but was on clearance in the seasonal section and I wanted to try it. I had gnocchi already at home and decided to use it on that.)

Here is what I still need from Publix:
Ground Turkey
Sundried Tomatoes
Onions - 1 red, 1 yellow
Italian Diced Tomatoes
Potatoes: Baking - 2
               Sweet - 2

This is a photo of the pantry before my trip.

And after.
This doesn't include all the stuff that I had used to make vegetable soup that was already cooking on the stove.

Fridge - Before

Fridge - After

I forgot to take a photo of my freezer before. Which is a shame because it is probably the most different. It was BARE. Oh well. Here is the after anyway.

I also amended my menu. Once I got to Aldi, I bought some stuff that was on sale and used it to replace a couple of meals and even added 6 new meals. Changes are listed in the previous post.

1 comment:

Haley said...

I only shop there now too. It is the best! If I could be this organized I could probably only shop once a month too. May challenge myself to do this.