So I did my two week shop on Saturday and while I did forget a couple of items like string cheese and butter, I am going to try to make do. I do have cheddar stick cheese, which I don't like as much as mozzarella string cheese, but I still like it so I'll cope. We have 1.5 lbs of Kerrygold butter in the fridge for 10 days. I usually go through 1 lb of butter in a week, so it'll cut close, but I think I can make it. If worst comes to worst I can break out the unsalted butter for baking or open a jar of ghee.

I have enough milk to get through the period. The sell by date was out 6 weeks, so I just went ahead and got what I thought I'd use instead of waiting a week to buy more. I also bought extra bread and put it in the fridge. If I don't have to go to the store at all until the next payday on the 24th, I will be quite pleased.

I use a calculator as I shop, so I know exactly how much I will be spending. When you are using cash envelopes and trying to stick to a budget you don't want to end up over your amount because you have no clue how much the stuff you are putting in your cart costs.

Here is what I got at Winco:

2 bags of crispy chicken strips

2 bags of French fries

1 large plain yogurt

1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese

2 packs of bacon

4 ears of corn

1 3 lb bag of yellow onions

4 nectarines

2 packs of granola bars

1 pack of hamburger buns

2 packs of hot dog buns

3 value packs of chicken thighs

3 value packs of chicken wings

Dill

4 bags of original goldfish crackers

Spinach

2 20 count bags of hamburger patties

I spent $189.74 there. Then we went to Trader Joe's and got:

Bell peppers

2 bags of roasted potatoes

2 boxes of fish nuggets

1 iceberg lettuce

4 packages hot dogs

2 bags of pita bread

2 red onions

1 bag of shredded cabbage

2 mac and cheese frozen dinners

3 bags fettucine alfredo

3 bags chicken fettucine alfredo

I spent $89.08 there. Next was Safeway where I bought:

4 boxes of organic spaghetti

2 boxes of organic penne pasta

1 18 count of organic eggs

1 turkey chub

1 package of sirloin steaks

Cherries

I spent $40.01 there. The last stop was at Haggen who did not have any of the London Broil that was on special available. We picked up:

2.5 lbs of deluxe deli ham

2 large strawberry yogurts (Winco was out)

4 bags of ice

1 birthday cake

4 half gallons Milk

I can't find the receipt for that one, but I have $21.17 left out of the $400 budget for the 2 week shop. So if I really have to I can go buy butter, but I am going to try to wait it out. We may have to pick up Gatorade at some point, also.

I did do up a two week meal plan and we are sticking to it. I should probably post that separately.

# Grocery Spending Tracking

August 14th, 2018 at 09:19 pm