Well, we made it back from the 3 week trip up north. Me and the cats survived … and I brought Hubby with me.
We were hungry and not a whole lot of stuff in the fridge. Pantry and freezer, on the other hand, are quite full. I also brought stuff back with me from Indiana, stuff I knew Hubby would not eat when he goes back up or that would not last that long.
As we (me!) are trying to reduce our spending as I really want to move to the new house and not sure how things will work if and when I get the bosses to accept working remotely, therefore, I need to be SAVING MORE MONEY, I figured a stop at Aldi would be the best … still spent more than I anticipated!
Full disclosure: I do NOT have a budget for groceries, but do try to keep it minimal AND will certainly need to be working more on that (uh, Whole Foods is going to have to be a special visit for certain meats only and the same should be said for Costco as these two stores bust my wallet each and every time!)
I am also going back to meal planning while Hubby is here … here’s this weeks plan!
Here’s what I bought at Aldi and the prices as well!
Can of pineapple chunks $.95
Can of crushed pineapple $.95
2 heads of iceberg lettuce $1.19 each
1 pound of deli ham $3.99
Bag of medley potatoes (small multi color) $2.99
Dozen large eggs $1.29
Bag of mini sweet peppers $2.89
2 pounds of sweet onions $1.99
2 pkgs of celery $1.29 each (cleaned and cut immediately for snacking)
Bag of cilantro $.78
Bag of French green beans $2.99
Bag of limes $1.99
4 bags of chocolate covered peanuts $1.99 each *
4 jalapeño peppers $.79
2 asian salad kits $1.99 each
Green onions $.49
Loaf of cinnamon raisin bread $1.79
Pkg of shortbread cookies $1.55
4 pk brioche buns $2.49
Roma tomatoes $.99
2 pkgs of peanut butter cookies $1.48 each *
Pkg of fudge cookies $1.43 *
6 pk Coconut Mango Hard Cider $5.89 *
2 pk of artisan flat bread $2.99
Pkg brown & serve rolls $.99
Grand total $63.09
The cookies, hard cider and peanuts were totally impulse buys. Figure $20 worth. Goes to show how those little things tossed in the cart add up! A few other items could have (and probably should have) waited til next week as I won’t be using them this week (pineapples, dinner rolls and potatoes) but that means I won’t have to worry about those next week.
What did you buy this week? Sticking to your budget? Share in the comments!
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