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Grocery Spending/Menu Plan | first of August

On Saturdays, I share my menu plan for the upcoming week along with a photo of my groceries and a tally of my spending. My goal is to spend $100/week for our food, toiletries, and cleaning products. I’m currently in the midst of trying to buy more local, sustainably-produced food while sticking to my budget. Can it be done? I don’t know, but I’m going to try, and I’ll share what I learn as I go along.

I don’t mean that it’s August 1st, of course…just that it’s the first grocery post of August. 😉

(this picture is just my Weis/Aldi groceries and doesn’t include produce from my parents’ garden or from the farmer’s market)

I spent $42.29 at Aldi and $22.16 at Weis. I also stopped at the farmer’s market and produce stand, and I spent $12 there.

Also, I thought Joshua picked up a gallon of milk at Aldi and he thought I picked one up. I didn’t realize this until we got home without a gallon of milk, so I had to run out and pick one up from a nearby store for $3.99. So, I’m at $80.44 for the week, which is happy news, despite the milk issue.

Since it’s still awfully hot here (August is usually our hottest month, which is a dreadful thought given how hot July was!), we’re still eating lots of cool breakfasts…homemade yogurt, fruit, bagels, and some cold cereal too (Zoe does love her a bowl of frosted mini-wheats!).

Lunches are the usual…sandwiches, fruit, carrots, cucumbers, yogurt, and leftovers as necessary.

And the following is our dinner plan.



  • We’re having two families from church over, and we’re having a sandwich-y meal. I’m providing homemade buns, a watermelon, and dessert.


  • BBQ Beef Sandwiches (bumped from last week)
  • local corn
  • green salad





  • Pizza Subs

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Saturday 7th of August 2010

I can't wait to see how you do! I am always looking to bring my monthly spending down!


Saturday 7th of August 2010

Please do not take this as a criticism... but I am surprised to see that you bought croutons! Seems like a simple (and quick!) thing for a frugal, bread-baking gal like yourself to make out of leftover bread. Were there on sale or free? :-)


Saturday 7th of August 2010

lol! I was wondering if someone would notice. I paid $.20 for those after a coupon, and I bought them because it was a super busy week and I didn't think I was going to get the croutons made myself.

I do make croutons, though, and my family loves to eat them!

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