Weekly Shopping Trip- 01/11/09

Since I now have a job, which will require me working at hours I don't know yet, I decided to get a head-start on the weekly grocery saga by shopping on Sunday. A couple blogs ago, I told the sad tale of how we currently do not have a working vehicle. Can we say, "professional pedestrian"?? 

Luckily, we live right across the street from a Super-Wal-Mart. I don't really like grocery shopping there because they rarely have any discounts, and their produce is usually inferior for a higher cost than elsewhere, but I'm going to make the best of it! Here's what $25 bought me this week (no picture, because I'm too lazy right now):

Bag of 6 Grapefruits-$2.00
1 Onion-$63
Brown sugar-$1.38
2 lb brown rice-$1.42
3 Ramen packets-$.52
1 can fake Rotel-$.68
1 can Ranch-style Beans-$.58
1 can black beans-$.64
Peanut butter-$2.08
1 box of pasta-$1.16
Vegetable oil-$2.32
Dozen eggs-$1.52
Half and half (pint)-$1.52
Whole fryer chicken (3.5 lb)-$3.60

Total before taxes: $24.03

I am really having to rely on stuff that is already in the pantry, as a large chunk of this week's budget was spent on staples. I don't know if I like having to decide whether to get peanut butter or mayonnaise this week, or having to choose between getting flour or getting butter and stre-e-e-tching this week's flour. I may end up expanding the budget to $30, but I haven't quite given up on $25 yet. We'll see what happens in the next few weeks.

I'm going to try my hand at making breakfast cookies . We'll see how that goes.

Tuna sandwiches
PB&J sandwiches

Leftover Italian Chicken
Chili (unused from last week because we were unexpectedly invited to a friend's house to eat. Score!)
Leftover Bread Meal
Busy Day Lo Mein (taken from Newlyweds blog)
Southwestern Bean Dish

This post is brought to you in part by The Grocery Cart Challenge. See you next week!


  1. Great job, and your menu looks great. Thanks for linking to my blog, I hope you guys enjoy the recipe.

  2. Don't give up on $25/week... yet, anyway :)

  3. http://www.angelfoodministries.com/
    this program really helps my family strect the food budget


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