Last week we spent $93 and some change and this week came to $100.66. I think I can use my frugality to feed my family of four on $100 a week (more or less). We may very well have some $60 weeks and some $150 weeks. Currently, we are stocked up on mostly all household supplies, but I plan to continue using coupons on those items and purchase when on sale.
Here is what $100 bought us for the week at Kroger - $26 of that total was on wine (is that bad? hee hee). The only area really lacking this week was fruit. We might go to the farmers market tomorrow to pick up some fruit, but we won't be spending more than $10.
The 3 gallons of organic milk were $1.99 each! I mentioned in a previous post how we save by using only one gallon in a week... well, drink up kids! I plan to use some of the milk and also the ripe bananas for baking! I see whole wheat banana muffins in our future!
The only thing pictured that I am totally unsure of is the sliced cheese. I can't find organic sliced cheese. I looked at the cheese labeled as 'natural' and really did not see a difference in the ingredient label from the store brand I purchased.
The most expensive items I purchased were the:
Bontera Organic Wines (yeah, no sulfites!) at $11.99 for the chardenay and $13.99 for the merlot.organic pure maple syrup at $7.29.
The ground beef I bought is not labeled organic, but is marked as hormone free and grass fed. Those were $3.59 each.
also pictured above is:
farmhouse eggs for $2.29
organic fresh thyme marked down to .89
organic cereal for $2.99 (so against my couponing days of not spending over $1 a box!)
chocolate soymilk marked down to $1.79
organic applesauce $2.99
organic nutmeg for $3.99 (still switching spices over...)
organic cumin for $3.99
organic baby portabella mushrooms for $2.99
Hansens natural soda for $3.32
ajax dish soap for $.99
organic vanilla yogurt for $2.99
organic fennel for $1.69
organic butternut squash for $4.88
organic shredded cheese for2 @ $2.99 each
kroger brand deli cheese 4 @ $1.25 each
organic bananas - marked down to .49
organic fingerling potatoes marked down to .99
organic cucumbers marked down to $1.00
organic bell peppers marked down to $1.00
organic salad blend marked down to $1.49
The item I a most excited about is the green celery looking thing... fennel. I have never seen it before let alone cooked with it!
After three years of major couponing, it was soooo weird for me to not use a single coupon. I have ditched the 5" binder and have gone down to a 1". The 'new' coupon book organized and ready to be taken on the next shopping trip...although, the coupon pickings are slim for organics!