3 weeks to go & I still have $75.17 left for groceries! My first shopping trip, which was for purposes of stocking up, cost me a total of $107.78. On the 5th of this month I had to purchase 2 gallons of milk & a gallon of Orange Juice.Yes we go through a lot of milk in our house! We have drinkers of skim & of 2% so I have to purchase both kinds. This trip cost me $9.48.
Last night I was out of milk again! And I also needed butter as I have been baking a lot and used all of mine up. So with another trip I purchased one gallon of milk & 2 pounds of butter. Costing a total of $7.57.
I have found that the trick to not over spending when I only need a few items is to shop at Kwik Star.
It is much easier to get in & out of there without making other purchases, for me anyway. If I go into a real grocery store, I am tempted to make impulse buys.
After these purchases I still have a balance of $75.17 to spend for the rest of the month. Which would equal out to $25/week. I can do this!!!
Also, just so you don't think we are eating peanut butter sandwiches every night (which we haven't had at all... hmmm.. that could be a meal, right?! (haha) I have listed a few things we have had to eat since our challenge:
Homemade Banana Bread
Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo & 5 cheese garlic toast
Fudge swirl cake
Homemade chocolate chip cookies
I think we are doing just fine eating good food for a fraction of the cost.... it just takes some planning ahead!
Grocery challenge original link http://www.testingtrendy123.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-grocery-challenge.html