Sunday, February 20, 2011

This Week's Groceries And Menu 2/20

It was another big grocery shopping week! I ended up purchasing a full basket from Bountiful Baskets this week. They have closed one of our local sites temporarily, so there are fewer baskets available for the next several weeks. I decided to get a full basket (vs. splitting one with my friend), and stretching it for two weeks. I'm hoping this will get me by until my normal site reopens. This week's basket contribution was $21.75, which includes a full basket of produce and 3 1/2 dozen tortillas.

I also took advantage of a couple great sales at my local grocery stores to stock up on a few things. At Ridley's I stocked up on Yoplait  yogurt. With coupons I ended up getting 20 yogurts for $6.60 ($.33 each). Smith's is running their annual Daytona 500 promotion. If you buy ten participating items you earn a $3.00 instant saving at checkout, plus you get a $3.00 off coupon to use on your next purchase. The Oreo's, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta Sauce, and soap were part of the promotion ($15.93 after coupons and promo's) the toothpaste, toothbrushes, cottage cheese, and eggs were regular grocery items (all were on sale). I spent $7.67 for these items.

Finally, I spent $90.41 at Costco. I also bought a 50 lb. bag of Dog Food (not pictured), as well as, everything in the picture. I was very excited because the light bulbs included an instant rebate, so the flood lights were $3.59 and the regular bulbs were $2.99. I am switching out my old bulbs for energy saving bulbs.
This week I spent a total of $135.76. That brings my total for the month up to $477.65. That puts me $77.65 over my self imposed $400.00 grocery budget. I'm not super proud of that, but this seems to be my restocking month. I will definitely have to rein in next months grocery spending!

This week's  menu will consist of:

Soft Tacos
Lettuce and Tomatoes

Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes ( I will be baking extra potatoes for Tuesday's dinner)
Green Beans

Breakfast Hash

Spinach Salad

Leftover Night

Pigs in Blankets
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Orange Slices

Chicken Noodle Soup


  1. Those restocking moments are killers but they have to be done. Your pile of fresh produce from Bountiful Baskets is simply gorgeous!

  2. Yummy menu! I love baked potatoes with toppings...but I have never tried them with chili. Sounds awesome!

  3. wow, wish we had such options for produce...beautiful! And I am forever forgetting the idea of loaded potatoes. thanks for the reminder of their possibilities!

  4. You are doing amazing on your grocery budget. I can't seem to get ours reigned in but we're making progress. Thank heavens for BB! Can you imagine what your budget would be like without that? Or else what dinner would look like without it? ;-) Nearly time for gardening!!! I will be bribing you with early produce! Peas, lettuce, etc. Can you just taste it?!? Come on down!

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