Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January Grocery Budget Results

Holy crap.

We spend a lot of money on food.

1/18
Vons
Bananas $0.96
Mushrooms $7.98
$8.94

1/21
Pet Store
Dog food
$48.17

Vons
Tomato paste $.89
Dry red beans $1.99
Dry white beans $1.99
White rice $2.49
Corn tortillas $1.19
Organic tomatoes $3.96
Colgate toothpaste $2.16
Green bell pepper $1.00
Zucchini $2.76
Yams $3.91
Red onion $0.86
Red bell pepper $1.00
Yello onion $0.84
Avocados $3.75
Tangelos $5.10
Carrots $0.68
Lemongrass $0.30
Organic bananas $1.37
Grapes $1.88
Chili powder $1.99
Ground ginger $2.18
2 packages organic romaine $3.28
$45.77

Vons
Pepper jack cheese $8.99
Coors light $6.09
$15.66

Health food store
Bulk dates $2.02
Bulk mixed nuts $5.69
Bulk dry chickpeas $3.42
Almond butter packs $3.10
Pecan butter pack $1.99
Walnut butter pack $1.99
$18.03

1/26
Vons 
Bananas $1.58
Yams $2.03
Yellow onion $1.52
Brussels sprouts $1.98
Butternut squash $2.46
Mushrooms $6.45
$16.02

1/28
Vons
Bean thread noodles $1.99
Pickled jalapeños $1.99
Brown rice pasta $3.99
Paper towels $9.99
4 limes $1.00
$19.91

1/31
Amish Delivery
Gallon raw milk $9
4.56 pounds breakfast sausage links $34.20
10 dozen fertile pastured eggs $60.00
3 pastured chickens (18.92 pounds) $112.57
4 pints cottage cheese $18.00
Goat chèvre $8.50
Sourdough whole wheat bread $7.00
Shipping $49.85
$299.12

Total for whole month: $927.66

Having two Amish farm deliveries this month accounted for over $500 in groceries and did not help. I also have a husband who still isn't on board 100%. I'll be interested in seeing how next month goes. Wondering if I need to adjust the budget and/or try to be more frugal. I'm not even buying all organic :( mostly because I try to buy on sale whenever possible. I also try to order about $200 per Amish order so I minimize the amount of shipping costs I pay. Sometimes the orders grow out of control, like when my estimated 4 pound chickens ended up averaging over SIX. 

Oh well, here we go in month 2!