Welcome back for this week’s grocery report. We cooked/ate at home every day this week and spent just about the same amount as week one.
What did I spend my weekly $57.50 on?
Total Spent: $51.66, $5.84 leftover
$1.94 Bag of red onions
$1.74 3 cans of Great Value cannellini beans
$1.98 Great Value Sharp White Shredded Cheese
$1.84 Great Value Vegetable Oil 48 oz.
$1.98 Land O Lakes Garlic & Herb Butter 6.5 oz
$1.99 Great Value Fat Free Milk 1 Gallon
$1.77 Ole Mexican Corn Tortillas 30 ct.
$2.74 Little Debbie Apple Fruit Pies 8 ct.
$5.34 Frozen Medium Size Shrimp
$2.18 Fresh Sliced Bella Mushrooms 8 oz.
$1.96 Fresh Strawberries 1 lb.
$2.34 Great Value Large Eggs 12 ct.
$1.44 2 Navel Oranges
$1.53 Great Value Medium Cantina Style Verde Salsa
$1.24 Lay’s Stax BBQ Chips
$1.24 Lay’s Stax Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skin Chips
$2.28 4 Clear American Seltzer bottles (Peach, Apple)
$4.98 Equate 16 oz. Pack Stomach Relief Liquid – 2 pack (Pepto Bismol)
$1.97 Great Value Non-Scratch Sponges 4 ct.
$1.94 Suave Essentials Aloe & Waterlily Shampoo 30 oz.
$1.94 Great Value Double Zipper Gallon Bags 40 ct.
The strawberries and chips were part of my contribution to a Mother’s Day dinner and technically were not typical purchases. I made a strawberry shortcake and supplied chips to go with the Firehouse subs my sister brought for dinner.
I restocked our pantry/cabinet with gallon storage bags and Pepto (an item probably best to never be without) on this trip and also bought a new pack of sponges (we’re down to the last one) as well as shampoo. I decided to try Suave this time to save a couple of dollars over my usual Love & Planet Choice ($6-7). It is a larger size and cheaper. While I’m not convinced I love it, I will manage for the next couple of months for the sake of experimenting.
What did we eat?
We made these Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce but I wouldn’t make them again based on this recipe. The gravy sauce is strange in this recipe. I will likely alter it to have a green salsa/sour cream combination sauce. I make a green salsa beef enchilada recipe already that is to die for. I may just swap the protein for chicken the next go around. I also ate the Mushroom Rice Pilaf from last week a few days into this week and added grilled zucchini to it. These two dishes lasted most of the week. My s.o. went off list again and cooked a bacon gnocchi dish that we already had ingredients for.
So far, 3/4 of the week’s recipes have stretched the whole week. Moving forward, I am going to choose 3 recipes since I have had to slide one recipe forward each week. I am trying not to waste produce so I want to plan a bit better.
This coming week, the turkey burrito skillet will make an appearance (and last 2-3 days), so we plan to cook shrimp tacos and falafel. If we have to fill in one day, we have plenty of quick items like tuna and easy- to-heat items in the freezer.
So far, we’re halfway through the month and up $12.08.