Friday, March 24, 2017

Groceries This Week (March 2017)

I am striving to keep my grocery bill to $450 or under for March. I am aiming for $100 less than a "normal" budgeted month.  Don't know if it can happen, but, I'm game to try!  =)
What is included in my monthly budget?  Food, paper and cleaning products, and health/beauty items.  We are a family of four....Papa, Me, Guppy1 (18), and Guppy2 (14).  Plus we often will have an impromptu dinner guest or two thanks to the Guppies!  =)
Last week, I had $77.10 left  for the month.
Let's see how I did this week....

Stop & Shop:  $57.56
1 small salad from salad bar
1 container of Simply Orange OJ
1 twin pack of Philly cream cheese
1 package of prepared pizza dough
2 (16 oz each) packages of store brand frozen corn
1 bottle veg oil
1 canister of store brand fried onions
1 (100 count) paper napkins
1 marked down fresh mozzarella
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 packages Perdue chicken nuggets
2 good sized pork tenderloins (buy one/get one)
1 bag popcorn chicken
1 (5lb) bag of Russet potatoes
1 package sliced shitakes
1 sleeve (6 pack) garlic cloves

*Opting to not go to the Farmer's Market tomorrow.  We still have an unopened milk and a full unopened yogurt for Papa.  The market starts back up outdoors next week so we will go then! (Also it will be the beginning of a new month's budget so perfect timing! LOL)

Total spent:  $57.56
Left for March groceries:  $19.54!

It's going to be a close one but I'm fairly sure I can do it!  =)

Happy Friday!


  1. I think you did great! You got a lot of stuff for what you spent. I've heard good things about Stop and Shop but I've never had the privilege of living near one. I would love if the pork roasts would go on sale for buy 1 get 1. My family loves it when I just stick a pork roast in the crock pot with a cup of water and sprinkle dry onion soup mix on top. I like it too cause its one of the easiest meals I can prepare.
    We can't wait til the little outdoor farmers market opens up here, but it's not opening til May so we have to hang on a little longer. :)
    Great job with your budget, Traycee. :)

    1. Thanks but, honestly, my parents did make it easier with the help they gave us this month.
      While the farmers market is going to be back outdoor starting April 1st, I don't think we are going to be seeing too much in the way of fresh spring veggies just yet. However, I love the outdoor step up so much more so that makes me excited. =)

  2. Great shopping! I still have all 14 bucks of my 100 dollar month left but we are going to the lake this weekend and I know TheHub will want to go shopping in "town" while we are there.

    1. Thanks Anne. Have fun at the lake house this weekend! =)

  3. Great planning, which I know is essential.I'm left with $33 if I'm going to make my $300, super aggressive household and grocery bill, $50 less than my regular target. Cupboards and freezer is getting bare, so I will need to really plan-taking cues from you and Anne.

    1. Taking cues from me? Nah, SAM, you are killing it with such a small budget this month! And, don't forget, I will readily admit that my parents helped make hitting my target much easier - even though I didn't ask them to help, it was super appreciated!
      Good luck with ninja grocery shopping to make your goal....You GOT this! =)