Bacon: 1 lb. for $2.99 at Aldi.
Pork roast: About 4 1/2 lbs. for $14.52 at Kroger. It was supposed to be $1.99/lb., but a certain someone who shall remain nameless can never remember to bring her Kroger Plus Card and didn't have her husband along as she usually does. A certain someone who shall remain nameless is still kind of upset about this.
Chicken breast: About 9 lbs. for $17.63 at Meijer. That's $1.77/lb, and Meijer doesn't require you to remember to bring little pieces of plastic. (Well, except the debit card, and I can remember that much.)
After this picture was taken I separated the chicken into 6 little baggies. This prevents having to pry apart a huge log of frozen chicken whenever I want to cook something.
Green beans: Four pounds for $3.98 at Meijer. I was only going to get one bag, but when I saw that they were $1.99 instead of $2.19 I got two.
Milk: 2 gallons for $3.98 at Aldi. Yay Aldi!
Cheddar cheese: 1 pound for $2.99 at Aldi.
Mozzarella cheese: 2 pounds for $5.98 at Aldi. One pound is for pizza; the other pound is just because.
Ice cream: 3 quarts for $5.38 at Aldi. You can get 5 quart buckets for about the same price, but then you don't get fun flavors like mint and cookies-n-creme.
Orange juice: $1.29 at Aldi.
Lunchmeat: 10 oz. for $2.45 at Aldi. It's cheaper in 1-pound bags but Scott hasn't had roast beef in a while and that only comes in the little packets.
Pepperjack cheese: $1.99 at Aldi.
Cream cheese: $1.19 at Aldi.
Chocolate chips: $1.79 at Aldi.
Bananas: $1.10 at Aldi. (29 cents a pound.)
Eggs: 2 dozen for $2.18 at Aldi.
Green apples: $2.99 at Aldi.
Carrots: Four pounds for $1.96 at Aldi.
Bread: $1.29 at Aldi.
Nonfat dry milk: $6.99 at Aldi.
All-purpose flour: $1.58 at Aldi.
Creamy peanut butter: $2.29 at Aldi. (There is another Aldi about 1.5 miles in the other direction that sells jars of peanut butter twice that size for $3.50 or so, but it's not worth a whole separate trip to save 70 cents a month on peanut butter. I have to go to the peanut-butter-less Aldi because it's in the same direction as Meijer.)
Dill pickle slices: $1.19 at Aldi.
Cream of mushroom soup: 59 cents at Aldi. (We use it in stroganoff.)
Italian seasoning: 99 cents at Aldi.
Baking cocoa: $2.39 at Meijer.
Spaghetti: 2 pounds for $1.69 at Aldi.
Tomato sauce: 16 oz. for 58 cents at Aldi.
Marshmallows: 99 cents at Aldi.
Egg noodles: 99 cents at Aldi.
That's actually not bad. I'm shooting for $180 or so this month since I overshot last month. Usually I spend about $115 during my first shopping trip of the month, stocking up on meat and such. (Meijer has chicken on sale almost every month.) So I'm on track. Scott's birthday will probably ruin everything, but for now I'm going to let myself feel self-congratulatory.
To make this really fair, I should have taken "before" pictures of my food supplies so you know what I already have on hand. Oh well. Too bad for you.
Not pictured: AA batteries, lightbulbs, and a "2" and "3" birthday candle. "Non-food purchased at grocery store" is a separate line on the budget.
(I'm turning 23 myself in November, so I'll be able to reuse the candles. I wonder if the "2" candle will be able to last for 2 birthdays per year until 2019, when we both turn 30. Of course, by then I'm hoping somebody else will need a "2" candle, so we probably will have to buy another one.)