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Grocery Shopping Tracking

June 30th, 2018 at 08:02 pm

I did my weekly grocery shopping yesterday. The ads were not very good for most things, but Safeway had a great price on bone in, skin on chicken thighs so I stocked up on that, ending up with enough for four meals for four people. I also got a decent deal on round steak. I usually don't buy steak from the store, but we are out of steaks from our beef purchase except for beef heart steaks and I'm working up my courage to cook those. I've never made them before. There's not much left of our half a beef, mostly soup bones, a couple roasts, and some hamburger. I will likely order another half at the end of the summer.

A lot of my shopping was just stocking up. We started off at Costco where I got:

1 case of organic tomato sauce
1 case of organic diced tomatoes
3.15 pounds of carne asada
3 3pks of Kerrygold grassfed butter
1 package of Yangtze pork

I spent $77.01 there. Our next stop was a brief one, at Haggen where I spent $23.36. For that I got:

9 round steaks
1.29 pounds of Ranier cherries (@3.99/lb)

Then we went to Safeway where I spent $43.37 and got:

3 value packs of chicken thighs (a total of 30 thighs)
2 1/2 gallons of organic milk
1 Woman's World Magazine
2.2 pounds of red cherries (@ 1.88/lb)
1 bottle 1000 Island dressing

Altogether I spent $143.74 out of my $200 weekly budget. I might have to buy more milk before Friday, or some bread, and my daughter wants me to pick up some coffee creamer. But I should still have quite a bit left after that. I am debating going back and getting more chicken before the sale is up. I could spend $30 on it and still have money left for bread, milk, and creamer.

I did find a recipe for making bread in the Nuwave oven that I am going to try this week. If it turns out, then maybe I'll stop buying bread again and just go back to making it. My mother's oven is not reliable enough for making bread in the larger oven, and the smaller one is not big enough for the bread to have room to rise, but it still works fine for rolls and pizza.

4 Responses to “Grocery Shopping Tracking”

  1. Sue Says:

    How do you cook the round steaks? I would definitely go back and get more chicken - that is a good deal!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    You did really well as far as shopping.

    Have you ever used a bread machine for bread making? Many of our thrift stores have them and some look like new and include directions. I used to bake bread with a machine and actually wore 3 of them out. I am not eating as much bread as I did, but I miss the smell of homemade bread in the house. I think there's a recipe online for using your Crockpot as well, but I have not tried it.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sue, I usually cook them in a hot skillet at 350 degrees F (or medium high) after letting them sit at room temperature for an hour, using a combo of butter and olive oil, 4 minutes per side for rare, 5 per side for medium rare. I don't cook steaks above that. Round steaks are a little more chewy than some so cooking them to well done means you will be chewing forever.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Rob--I don't like the shapes of bread machine bread. I've owned four different bread machines over the years and the only one I really liked made round loaves which doesn't lend well to sandwiches that can fit in baggies or fit in the toaster. I do have a machine that has two paddles and makes it in the right shape, but it doesn't mix the dough well enough. I gave up on bread machines. I'd much rather make my dough in the Kitchen Aid stand mixer with a dough hook and transfer it to a pan for the oven.

    Crockpot bread doesn't brown. That bugs me. I like my loaf to be browned.

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