???????????????????????????????FINALLY, our pork share arrived!  We’re so glad!  Now we’ll have pork in the freezer for at least a few months.

I’ll post what we got and how much it cost per pound next week.

This year, I’m aiming to spend $6,500 total for food for my family.  That amount includes groceries only, NOT toiletries.  We rarely eat out, so the food I buy to prepare at home is what we eat.
Since my husband is paid bi-monthly, the goal is to spend no more than $500 every 4 weeks.  (I don’t calculate the amount spent on a monthly basis but on an every 4 week cycle.)
We try to eat organic veggies and fruit as much as possible, and we try to buy meat that is grass-fed and organic.  We have multiple food intolerances, with the biggies being gluten, corn, and dairy.

Here’s what we bought from March 27th to April 2nd:

Trader Joe’s – $69.17


Pork Share – $29

I owed $20 on our pork share, plus another $9 for having some cuts mesquite smoked.


Sprout’s Trip #1 – $15.32


Sprout’s Trip #2 – $11.13


Albertson’s Trip #1 – $1.50

Albertson’s had whole cantaloupe on sale for .75 each, but there was a limit of 2, so I went twice.


Fry’s Trip #1 – $17.33

I forgot to take a picture, but I bought 2 packages of breakfast sausage, and 2 packages of Polish sausage.

Costco Trip #1 – $69.00

Apparently I was tired, because I forgot to include 6 pounds of ground turkey and 10 lbs. of organic carrots in the picture.  🙂


Fry’s Trip #2 – $17.86


Sprout’s Trip #3 – $39.75


Albertson’s Trip #2 – $1.50


TOTAL this week: $271.56

TOTAL for this 4 week cycle: $271.56

Remaining for this 4 week cycle: $278.44 (My mom will be here to visit for 2 weeks this grocery cycle, so I am including an extra $50 in this 4 week cycle to accommodate for that.)

Remaining from the 1st 4 week cycle: $8.65
Remaining from the 2nd 4 week cycle: $1.76

Remaining from the 3rd 4 week cycle: -16.40

Total Deficit or Surplus for the Year: $-5.99

A Recap of This Series:

Week One $241.72

Week Two $185.88

Week Three $59.80

Week Four $28.95
TOTAL for Cycle One: $516.35 (My mom stayed with us for a week, so we raised the grocery budget to $525 to compensate.)

Week Five $378.48

Week Six $57.47

Week Seven $53.80

Week Eight $8.49

TOTAL for Cycle Two: $498.24

Week Nine $323.25

Week Ten $106.62

Week Eleven $40.28

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