Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekly Spending Recap

Our total this week was $49.32 - not far under our cap of $52. This scares me because we already had some food to start with, we ate out one night, and also picked up some special snacks for Nathan's b-day on Sun. not included in the total. (We were going to see a movie, but when the auto-pay total came to $20 we just couldn't do it, so we rented from RedBox and bought gourmet "cowboy caviar" salsa, flax chips, and popcorn from Lunds. Warning: do not rent the movie Bottleshock, it's awful.)

I would just post pics of the receipts, but my co-op just lists things as "produce" so it wouldn't be very informative. Here's a rundown of what I can remember:

-3 lb. bag organic apples
-Bulk mixed salad greens
-Brussel Sprouts
-2 lb. organic carrots
-Bulk Cannellini Beans
-Bulk Coriander
-Jar of Salsa
-Package of Flour Tortillas
-Orange Juice
-Lime Juice
-Diet Tonic Water
-Bottle of Smirnoff Vodka

Some stuff we already had: Whole wheat flour, black beans, coconut, brown rice, peanut butter, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, dates, raisins, eggs and cheese.

Happy eating,



  1. I am so jealous of your grocery prices. I am embarrassed to say what I spend each week.
    I will take your list with me to see what it would cost here. I will have to leave off the Vodka though.
    I am wishing for a co-op. What a great idea. I have to shop at a local chain store.
    Ok, here it is. There is only 2 of us and I spend about $200 a week.
    Ugh. And we are supposed to be on a budget.

  2. Hi Marje,

    The prices at the co-op are pretty good, but I do get an additional 21% discount because I volunteer there 6 hours per month, so that helps a lot!