The Grocery Store Post, II
In my last grocery store post, I showed you what it looks like when I do our quick weekly shops—that is, when I’m just picking up a few things and not doing a big pantry stock-up. This week, however, I DID have to do a big grocery shop so I snapped some pics so you could see what we bought!
First up, Produce:
Avocado, Roma tomatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, green pepper. Spring green mix, kale, romaine hearts, strawberries, arugula, 50/50 (arugula & spring green) mix, baby bella mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms (so I can make this!).
Next up, Dairy:
Dill-jack cheese (don’t ask me what it is, the name is self-explanatory and I live in Wisconsin, so we have LOTS of fun flavored cheeses!), shredded cheddar, shredded four-cheese Mexican blend, Laughing Cow light, blue cheese crumbles, eggs, cottage cheese, French Vanilla creamer (yes, I know it’s bad for you, but it’s my one vice).
Three different kinds of flavored almonds, black beans, center cut bacon, rotisserie chicken (Real Simple mag had some GREAT ideas for using rotisserie chicken—quick & easy dinners!), cubed ham (for a delicious and easy breakfast recipe, coming soon!)
Mayo, salsa, vegetable oil, chicken broth, ground black pepper, bouillon cubes
Tortilla chips, whole wheat English muffins, two French bread baguettes, fake white (whole wheat white) bread, pizza crust.
And I bought some oats too but forgot to picture them with the grains!
Total cost for this shop was $135.40. Tonight I am headed to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few things I never buy at my regular grocery store (like arborio rice, for example—too expensive at the regular grocery store but cheap as hell at TJ’s!) and then we will be set for awhile. Obviously, I will have to restock produce again, like I normally do on my “weekly” shops, but otherwise, we’re pretty much set for the next month or so.
How often do you go grocery shopping? What are your grocery bills like for the size of your family?