August 24, 2010

Lowest Weekly Grocery Bill in the History of the Travis Household

The title of this post pretty much says it all! This week I made a trip to Meijer and managed to get almost all I will need for the week for less than $20!

Yes, TWENTY DOLLARS. You did read that correctly.

Granted our menu plan involves several times where we will be "eating away from home" but we aren't going to be paying for those meals. Monday we had the CSC BBQ and Friday we will have the CSC Progressive Dinner. Both of which will be paid for by the church. Tomorrow night we will go out to eat before church but that will likely cost us less than $20 as well.

Here is what I was able to score for $20.

2 Limes
2 Lemons (to flavor my H20)
3 White Peaches (for smoothies)
2 Pears
3 lbs of Red Seedless Grapes
2 cans of Black Beans
2 cans of Diced Tomatoes
6 ears of sweet corn
2 cans of Progresso Soups (Phil LOVES these for lunches)
1 bag of Sourdough Pretzels
2 boxes of Ronzoni Smart Taste Spaghetti
1 can of Water Chesnuts

I helped that Meijer is having a serious produce sale. Their Pears, grapes, and peaches were all 99 cents a pound. The corn is on sale 6 ears for 2 bucks. They are also having a 10 for 10 which is how I got the Beans, Tomatoes, Pasta and Soup!

I have a lot of food stored in my pantry that I have purchased on a good deal as well as several things in the freezer! Leftovers don't get thrown away at my house. I usually stash them in the freezer for another meal or we have them for lunch.

This week I will be making Black Bean Casserole with Corn Tortillas that have been in the freezer for a month since I made Chicken Enchiladas last. I will also be making Asian Chicken Wraps with the Tortillas leftover from 2 weeks ago that are in the fridge.

On Saturday I purchased a Red Pepper at the Farmers Market for $2.

Tonight I will have to stop by the store for Milk, Lettuce and Lunch Meat and then our shopping will be complete. Overall I will have spent $30 this week! Let's see if I can make this a habit!

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