Today's Grocery Trip & Menu

Today’s Grocery Trip & Menu

I spent $88.38 today on groceries, this is including food and 2 make-up products and paper plates. I don’t buy paper plates very often, but the kids need some to make a tambourine for the library’s summer reading program. Here’s the saving strategies I employed: Coupon! Yes I actually used a coupon! We don’t get [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a grocery/menu post. My grocery shopping was minimal this week. We have plenty of hamburger meat in the freezer so I didn’t need to buy any protein other than a bag of lentils, and we have a variety of things in the pantry. Plus a couple of the [...]

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How We're Eating for $42 This Week

How We’re Eating for $42 This Week

Wondering how 2 adults and 2 kids are eating for $42 this week? I’m sure plenty of ultra-frugal folks and queens of couponing do this all the time, but I usually spend closer to $100 a week….so what’s the trick? I’m doing almost all of my grocery shopping from my own pantry and fridge this [...]

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Groceries & Menu - Getting Back on Track

Groceries & Menu – Getting Back on Track

I was rather appalled as I was tallying up October’s expenses and our grocery bill was higher than it’s been in a LONG time! Not sure why, I guess when you don’t keep on top of things, they can easily add up without even being aware of it. So this week I’m making our menu [...]

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5 Things You Will Find in My Pantry

5 Things You Will Find in My Pantry

A guest post at Thankfully Thrifty called 5 Things You Won’t Find in my Pantry got me thinking and I came up with this post, which is the opposite. 5 things you WILL find in my pantry: Baking Supplies – White flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, etc… The wonderful thing about [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

Earlier this week,  I had to run into Wal-Mart for somethings and decided to check the meat section, so glad I did because I discovered these reduced for quick sale treasures: How I tried to spend less: Generic brand – This is one of my favorite ways, cuz it’s so stinkin’ easy and doesn’t take [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

I spent $74.96  at Wal-Mart: And $5 at the Farmer’s Market: How I tried to spend wisely this trip: Knowing prices – I was going to price-match a large seedless watermelon at Wal-Mart, but saw watermelons for only $3 (with seeds) at the Farmers Market and opted for that instead. Buying reduced for quick sale [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

  This week I spent $79.89 on food groceries and $0 on toiletry items (yay!).   How I tried to save on this shopping trip: Buying in bulk It’s cheaper to buy bigger cartons of eggs, you can always put them in smaller cartons when you get home for convenience. Doing more cooking from scratch using [...]

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Groceries & Menu

Groceries & Menu

I spent $35.41 on all this (plus 2 granola bars not pictured that the kids ate on the way home):       Doesn’t look like very much food for a family of 4 does it? Well that’s because I’m trying to eat food I already have (which means using flour and yeast to make [...]

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99 Cents or Less

99 Cents or Less

      After checking sales and price-matching I’ve realized how much produce can be bought for 99 cents a pound (or less), so I try to make many of the fresh fruits and veggies that I purchase  99 cents a pound or less. Now I’m not strict about this, if I see grapes for [...]

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