Well, I was doing great not spending money at the grocery store. I only went to the store once last week to get 2 half gallons of milk & creamer for my coffee totalling $6.09. I was so proud that's all I had spent! I had to go to the store today to get bread, milk and fruit. I always have fresh fruit on hand for my daughter Saryn to eat for snacks or with her meals. I ended up spending $20.04!!! UGH!! I was so disgusted when the cashier said the amount! So, now my total for week one is $26.13 which leaves me $73.87 for the remainder 3 weeks or $26.62 per week. Hopefully I can make it!!
For week one here are the groceries I bought:
1/2 gallon milk $1.99 (x2)
1/2 gallon milk $1.20 (x2)
cheese cubes $2
oranges $.59 (x2)
red pepper $2.49 (ouch!)
red tomato $1.29 (i need a garden!)
grapes $5.49 (buh!)
Everything I bought was on sale and I saved $5.97 that way, but man that's still a lot for what I got! The fresh fruit and veggies are what killed me but that's something I just won't go without.
In just one week we've done a pretty good job of eating the food in our refrigerator and pantry.
Our freezer is still jam packed though! Guess I need to start cooking some of the food in there for the second week!
We usually spend about $150 a week on groceries so I am happy with the fact I spent under $30 this week. That's a huge improvement! Hopefully I can stick with it for next week as well. I'll keep you posted as to how things are going!