Grocery Report, January 1-10, 2018

I knew that sticking to budget in January would be tough because I wanted to have a massive freezer cooking session when my mom was visiting, and I also needed to stock up on some things like some meat and organic blueberries. However, I about fell out of my chair when I added up how […]

Grocery Report, December 21 – 31, 2017

Well, December is over, and we were able to stick to our $750 budget even though we were feeding an additional adult all month long.  That’s quite an accomplishment for us as we usually struggle to stay within the $750 budget just for the 5 of us.  January might be a challenging month, though, because […]

Grocery Report, December 14 – 20, 2017

There are 10 days left in the month, and so far, I’ve been able to stay within our $750 budget even with feeding another adult.  I’ve also managed to double a few meals so I can put some away in the freezer.  However, while my mom is here visiting, I really, really want to have […]

Grocery Report, December 7 – 13, 2017

As a reminder, part of my plan to reduce our grocery budget is to buy about $250 in stock up items each month and $500 in regular groceries.  I wasn’t keeping good track of that, so this week, I tried to separate out stock up items and regular weekly purchases. This post contains affiliate links. […]

Grocery Report, December 1 – 6, 2017

I bought almost all of these groceries for the week on December 1st.  My mom is here for the month, so we haven’t decided yet if we’re going to temporarily increase the grocery budget to accommodate her or if we’re going to leave it as is and rely on our stock to make it through. […]

Grocery Report, November 22 – 30, 2017

  This was my first month implementing my new grocery plan, and though I still went over budget, it was just a little over budget ($22.89), which is much better than my usual couple of hundred over budget. This post contains affiliate links. Plus, we’re continuing to stock up the freezer.  This week, we got […]

Grocery Report, November 16 – 21, 2017

Call this week the week I wasted grocery money. Two things bothered me about this week. First, Bookworm and I were going to have a late night and needed to pack our dinner to eat in the car.  I stopped by Whole Foods and got some gluten free bread and lunch meat.  We were in […]

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 […]