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Grocery Spending/Menu Plan | I kinda skipped shopping.

Know what? I haven’t been to Weis or to Aldi this week!

On Saturday, I got a 20 pound box of blueberries from New Jersey for $34. New Jersey is fairly close, so I’m going to count this as local food.;)

On Tuesday, I stopped at the produce stand across from the library (yay for batching errands!) and spent $8.50 for local corn, peaches, and canteloupe. I’d take a picture, but it’s all gone except for one peach.

On Thursday, I got a little bit of produce from my parents’ garden (they’ve had this fabulous habit lately of going on an extended vacation just as their garden gets into full swing!)…some tomatoes, a cucumber, and a cup or two of raspberries. This cost me nothing.

Yesterday, I didn’t at all feel like grocery shopping and neither did my kids. Plus, my fridge really wasn’t even close to being empty. So, I stayed very close to home and stopped at the local grocery store to pick up a few things I needed.

Three grocery items.

Ok, so I didn’t need the 3 boxes of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, but my husband loves these and I almost never find them on sale. They were 3 for $5, though, and I found a $1 coupon dispenser in the aisle, so I got 3 boxes for $4. Since he’s just about the only one who eats very much in the way of cereal here anymore, these will last for quite a while.

I spent $10.69 for the cereal, pectin, and the pound of cheese. So, I’ve spent $53.19 this week. Adding that to the $18.50 I had leftover last week means I’ve got $65.31 extra to work with for the month so far. Sweet.

Here’s what we’re eating for dinner this week (only because I am feeling too lazy at the moment to list our breakfast and lunch meas. Nothing’s out of the ordinary, though!).



  • French Toast
  • OJ
  • scrambled eggs



  • Asian Glazed Tilapia
  • Two-Tone Bread (I promise I will do a baking post with this recipe soon)
  • green beans



  • BBQ Beef Sandwiches
  • Homemade buns
  • green salad


  • Dinner with the husband (maybe sushi, maybe Chinese), which means that the kiddos will be eating something like miscellaneous stuff from the fridge (they love this kind of non-dinner dinner) or macaroni and cheese

P.S. Those of you who go through withdrawal on Sundays will be happy to know that I have a just-for-fun post in the works for tomorrow if I can manage to get it finished up today. 🙂

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Saturday 17th of July 2010

Same here! I looked in the fridge last night, packaged some things for the freezer, and thought, "We don't need anything!" We had shopped earlier in the week and bought some great looking steak on sale as well as veggies, and had things left from last week's farmer's market - we are set for another week!

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