Grocery Haul for Two and My 26 Week Average and Questions! :)
Good morning friends! I hope your week has been going great. At the end of this weeks haul I am posting my weekly average and I have a few questions for you on groceries and your budget. I'm very curious to see what people spend on food and how many they are feeding.
On to this weeks shopping. My first stop was Winco..
As you can see I remembered my half & half this week! Ha, ha.. I purchased milk, sour cream, an 18 count eggs, some sliced montery jack cheese and tater tots (potato rounds is the generic version).
I needed to restock my pantry with some canned items. I got diced tomatoes, the generic version of Rotel tomatoes, green chilies, crushed pineapple, a big can of tomato soup, chili beans, and canned milk. I also picked up mustard and caeser salad dressing, 2 Powerades, bbq chips and some dried tortellini cheese filled pasta..
I will be making some beef tortellini soup and the recipe I was loosely following called for a package of frozen tortellini. I had sticker shock when I found it in the frozen aisle. It was almost $5 for a 12 ounce bag! There was no way I was going to pay that price. Luckily Winco has a great bulk foods area. I found what I needed for $2.98 a pound and that bag you see is approximately a pound (1.07lbs to be exact). I already know that what I have there will be more than enough to make my soup. I'll probably get 3 or 4 meals out of it and I spent $3.19 on it.
Finally there was my weekly supply of fruits and veggies. I still had some romaine lettuce, spinach, grape tomatoes and cabbage at home for salad making. I picked a few roma tomatoes, beets, celery and an acorn squash. Fruit was the regular apples, bananas, and oranges.
My grocery total for Winco was: $45
Next stop was Costco:
Costco was fairly simple. I purchased ranch dressing, Kings Hawaiian dinner rolls (which were delish, I used them to make ham and cheese sliders to go with our tomato soup), some Pub Mix and mixed nuts for my hubby's lunches, 20lbs of organic unbleached flour (I'm getting in a baking mood! :), and a bottle of avocado oil.
Total for Costco this week was $64
Grand total for groceries this week: $109
My 26 Week Average and Questions
I started posting these grocery hauls in the middle of March. Ironically when I went back to see how many weeks it's been (up to last week, not including this weeks post), it had been 26 weeks. That is half a year of grocery spending (although obviously, not half a calendar year). In any case, here is what my numbers looked like:
Total amount spent on food for the last 26 weeks: $2805
~this includes only food, not household items such as cleaning supplies, napkins, tp, pet supplies and so forth
Our weekly average for 26 weeks (not including this week as I calculated these numbers before shopping for the week) was:
$108 (rounded up from $107.88)
This would be a monthly cost of:
This is the first year of shopping for just the two of us. Of course I did have family over and had a big family gathering in the summer and spent more during those times than I would for two people.
I would love to know what you spend/budget on groceries each week or month.
Here are my questions for anyone who would like to share..
1.What do you spend each week or month on groceries? What do you budget for groceries each month?
2. Do your totals include household goods, cleaning supplies, pet food?
3. How many people do you feed?
4. Do you have tips for keeping your grocery costs down that you would like to share?
That's all for this week's Grocery Haul!