Grocery Report, November 9 – 15, 2017

So far, my plan to reduce our grocery costs is working, but I am getting a little frustrated with my new budget and Costco.  I rely quite a bit on Costco for frozen organic veggies at a great price.  I like to buy their organic frozen sliced root veggies, butternut squash, mixed veggies, and peas.  However, I […]

Grocery Report, November 1 – 8, 2017

When my husband went to Flagstaff for work last week, we tagged along.  I brought almost all of our food (all freezer meals from my big freezer cooking session), and we bought some groceries there.  However, that money came out of our vacation fun. So, this week was a light grocery shopping week.    The […]

Grocery Report, October 26 – 31, 2017

So, October wound up being a doozy on the grocery shopping front.  I kind of hate to share here how much we spent.  The good news is that I have a plan to reduce our grocery costs in November.  (So far, it’s working!  More on that in Thursday’s grocery report.) The other piece of good […]

Blogging Through the Alphabet: C is for Cutting Grocery Expenses

Our budget is tight thanks to medical expenses.  Our goal is to spend $750 a month on gluten free, dairy free food that is ideally organic.  We also prefer meat that is grass-fed and pasture raised, in part because several of us have dietary issues.  Before I started trying to lower our grocery budget, we […]

Grocery Report, October 1 – 4, 2017

Grass-fed ground beef was on sale at Sprout’s again this week (lately they seem to have this sale every few weeks), so I chose a few meals that I could double to put in the freezer.  Even though I still have 30 meals in the freezer, my family tends to balk if I don’t make […]

Grocery Report, September 14th – 30th, 2017

September is in the books, so here’s my final grocery report.  I’m WAY over budget.  There are several factors. First, I had a massive freezer cooking session, and we still have 30 of those meals to get us through in October.  Hopefully that means October’s grocery total will be a little lower. Second, I bought […]

Grocery Report, September 7th – 13th, 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, I ended up making 33 freezer meals, and I already had nine freezer meals in there, so now we have 42 freezer meals.  That’s great news. This week I bought a 50 pound bag of gluten free oats, which is great news for my family’s hungry stomachs, but, wow, that bulk […]

Grocery Report, September 1st – September 6th, 2017

Are you sitting down?  If not, you may need to be.  This week, I spent over half of our monthly grocery budget!  No, I wasn’t buying lobster and caviar.  Instead, I bought supplies to make enough freezer meals to carry us through September and October.  (I’m planning on using freezer meals about 3x a week […]

Grocery Report for August 23-31, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. Let me tell you, […]

Grocery Report for August 16-22, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. This month is even […]