So, I really hate to shop. If I can get out of it, I will. I certainly don’t want to drag my four younguns to a store with me.
I dropped 3 kids off at gymnastics and rushed to Sam’s Club, right across the street.
I’ve always loved Costco, but they’d gotten so expensive to have a membership. When I got wind of a discounted Sam’s membership, I asked my husband to look into it and compare. He just signed up, so here we are. I still prefer the quality and selection of Costco.
What Does A Week’s Worth of Groceries Cost?
We buy our meat from a local butcher. It is ah-may-zing! So, that’s not in this post. We buy meat as needed to fill our freezer or for special occasions. Usually about every other month or so.
I do buy dairy. We just didn’t need any this trip. We use milk, cream, and half and half, usually in cooking. The kids drink milk. I don’t know of any local legal sources for dairy right now. And my kids love those Danimals yogurt drinks. They’re really not that bad. We’re running low on those, but I have to get those at Wal-Mart.
Our new next-door neighbor raises chickens and when our garden begins producing, we’re trading veggies for eggs!
So, here is my cart for a two weeks’ period. My husband gets paid twice a month and that’s about when we do our shopping, except for milk and eggs and incidentals. I keep a well-stocked pantry. It takes a lot of food to feed 6 people 3 meals a day plus snacks. We try to eat out rarely.
As you can see, most of my cart is fruits and vegetables.
If I don’t buy junk, they don’t eat junk.
No cookies, no candy, no prepared food.
I do like Annie’s products and will buy those on sale.
I do have chocolate chips and peanuts. I buy lemon juice to make our own lemonade. Almonds are a staple. And that bread beside my purse? It tastes like homemade and it’s only got 5 ingredients! Cuz I’ve been lazy making it lately.
Yes, my girls LOVE Brussels sprouts and asparagus…and we all love spinach and green beans and snap peas…and various children love the different fruits.
I am right pleased with this trip.
Cost, you’re wondering?
And, I’m terrible at budgeting and menu planning. I’m moody.
We really like eMeals for helping us with meal planning.
My meat for the world’s greatest meatloaf didn’t thaw out so we had breakfast for dinner.