Monday, January 3, 2011

50 Dollars a Week Grocery Challenge

I am starting the New Year spending 50 dollars per week on groceries again, and I am trying to use up things in the freezer and cupboards and pantry.  I did my main shopping trip for the week, but will spend the rest on some double coupon items at Albertson's or just buy a few mark down items at Smith's.  I am going to try some new recipes, and use more whole grains.  I am going to open the long term food storage cans with freeze dried and dehydrated items and see if we even like what I have and if we don't we will replace them with something else.  I also have food in the freezer that needs to be used including a few turkeys.  I don't know if I can continue buying organic food and stay in a budget this low, but I am going to give it a try this month.  We will see how it goes!  I am committed to spending the 50 dollars per week for the month. 

Shopping Trip:

Brown Rice (bulk) .73
Lentils (bulk) .89
Onions - (2)  .63
Mushrooms  (bulk)  .72
Garlic (2) .39
Grapefruit Juice $2.99 
Potatoes  1.99
Carrots 5 lbs.  2.59
Organic Skim Milk 3.49
Organic Yogurt 32 oz. 3.49
Organic Cottage Cheese 3.59
Organic Cream Cheese 2.09
Grapefruit (2) 1.00
Bananas 1.20
Lemons 1.00
Organic Mozzarella Cheese 3.89
Organic Feta Cheese 3.89
Organic Eggs 2.99
Reduced Organic peppers .99
Organic Apples 3.99
Grape Tomatoes 1.69
Coupons for Organic Dairy Products total of 3.55

Total 40.68

Organic milk 3.49
Organic ketchup 2.14
Organic Cornmeal (bulk) .50
Organic Jasmine Rice 1.19
Brown Basamati Rice .54
Short brown rice .85

Total 8.71

Grand Total:  49.39

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