These groceries were purchased on Thursday, September 13. (Yes, I went 12 days in between shopping trips. Did you see how much food I bought in the first trip of the month?)
Milk: $1.69 at Aldi
Corn: 99 cents
Frozen strawberries: $1.99 at Aldi
Mayonnaise: $1.99 at Aldi
Orange juice: $1.29 at Aldi
Cream cheese: $1.19 at Aldi
Lunch meat: $3.49 at Aldi (I was very offended that the price of lunch meat went up 20 cents.)
Sliced cheese: $1.99 at Aldi
2 pounds shredded cheese: $5.98 at Aldi
Raspberries: $5 at Meijer (I was SO EXCITED, you guys. I don't get out much.)
Apples: $4.58 at Meijer (99 cents/lb)
Bread: $1.29 at Aldi
Grapes: $1.50 at Aldi
Broccoli: $1.69 at Aldi
Eggs: $2.78 at Aldi (That's 1.39 per dozen! Aldi was not winning my loyalty this week.)
Flour: $1.58 at Aldi
Tomato sauce: 87 cents at Aldi
Basil: 99 cents at Aldi
Chocolate chips: $4.71 at Kroger (That's $1.57 per bag; cheaper than Meijer's sale price of $1.69 a bag. And I didn't have to buy 10 to get that price. I don't know if Kroger brand chocolate chips are any good, but I'm willing to sacrifice for science.)
Brown sugar: $1.39 at Aldi
Dry kidney beans: $1.19 at Kroger (My mom tipped me off to the fact that they're cheaper at Kroger than Meijer. You know you take frugality way too seriously when you get excited about saving 31 cents on dry beans.)
Grocery > Other total: $15.76
September month-to-date: $157.09
Grocery > other month-to-date: $25.16
Now, on to the menu plan!
(There were breakfasts and lunches and snacks, but I don't feel like listing those. We buy enough food that you believe me when I say we eat like it's going out of style, right?)
Friday, September 14: Homemade macaroni and cheese. It occured to me that there should be a vegetable, but there was not. Bad Megan.
Saturday, September 15: Midwest chicken. Beans are a vegetable.
Sunday, September 16: Chili and cornbread. Again, beans are a vegetable. I meant to make this Monday night but then we had a pizza party with the schola on Monday night instead, so I planned ahead.
Wednesday, September 18: Chicken alfredo and steamed broccoli. I had to promise Scott that the broccoli would not go IN the alfredo sauce before he'd agree to this. I will report back on whether he actually eats the separated broccoli.