Wednesday, October 12, 2011

$50 Grocery Challenge - Spent $51.00

I went over budget today and I know why. I was starving this morning when I went shopping and got several things that I didn't need. I bought english muffins for 99 cents instead of taking 1 1/2 hours to make some. I also bought organic chocolate milk and little purple potatoes that cost over 2 dollars each and weren't on my list. I bought more chilies than I needed and knew that I would probably end up going over, but I didn't care. I didn't put anything back so I could stay under $50. So, going to the store when you are hungry is not a good idea and buying several things that aren't on your list is also not a good idea, and buying more than you plan of the items on your list isn't a good idea. Here is the breakdown:

English Muffins 99 cents
Beef Stew $4.45
Chicken Thighs $6.57
Smoked Sausage $3.43
Avocados (2) 1.78 (89 each)
Bananas $1.37
Broccoli 89 cents
Butternut Squash $1.07
Tomatoes $1.53

Total at Rosauer's was $22.08

Organic Carrots $3.99
Fresh Corn (3) $1.00 (33 cents each)
Purple Potatoes $2.49
Eggs w/o hormones, etc. 1.99
Mayonnaise $3.99
Green Chilies (5) at 65 cents each
Baking soda 86 cents
Chicken Broth 1.06
Enchiladas sauce - green & red 1.08 each
Anaheim pepper 34 cents
Jalapeno pepper 10 cents
Organic Plain Yogurt 3.65
Organic Valley Chocolate milk (quart) $2.39

Total at Town and Country $28.92

Grand Total $51.00

How did you do this week? Did you get some great deals or stay in your budget?

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