Grocery Hauls

My $105 Grocery Haul

August 28, 2016

My $105 Grocery Haul

Wow! It’s been over a week since I last posted! There has been quite a lot that has been going on over here at the house. I think I should start back up with another grocery haul for you!

Let me give you a peek into all the fun things that are going on:

1- I will be starting school tomorrow!

It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve been in school. Right out of high school I had taken a few semesters of college classes, but instead of continuing, I got promoted at work and kept getting promoted. Now I find myself wanting to go back to school and finish what I had once started.

2- Updating my goal board for the month of September!

Of course I can’t show you everything I’ve been working on for that yet, but just know that a new goal board is coming. My goal board had a few things I was able to check off, and that was such a wonderful feeling. If only I could check off everything on my list! Slow and steady wins the race. I just need to remember that.

3- It’s busy time at work.

Some of the biggest deadlines have come up at work. Every year around this time, we scramble with finalizing all of our numbers for the year, and begin working on strategy for next years numbers. With one year coming to an end, and another year coming up, it means that reviews are coming and I am waiting to hear good things.

But enough about all of that. Just know that there are regular posts to follow.

Like the weekly grocery haul!

My $105 Grocery Haul! There were a few big items on this list like the $7 almond butter!

On the menu for this week:

Chicken Dinner
Cheese Burgers
Beef Broccoli
Pork Chops
Pot Roast
Shake & Bake

We were able to use what we had on hand in the freezer and pantry to put together some of the dinners on the list this week:

Chicken Dinner– Potatoes, corn, and chicken thighs
Pork Chops– Macaroni and cheese, corn, and pork chops
Shake & Bake– Green beans, shake & bake seasoning, and chicken breasts.

For the other meals and for the kids to have snacks and food for lunches:

Case of water- $3.33
Banquet TV Dinners- 4 at $1.00- $4.00
Bagel Bites- $3.97
Kid Cuisine- 2 at $2.00- $4.00
Honeycomb cereal- $3.12
Taco Shells- $1.00
Fruit Snacks- $2.00
Rice a roni- $0.97
Almond Butter- $6.98
Canned corn- 2 at $0.68- $1.36
Pot Roast bag and seasoning- $2.18
Beef Broccoli seasoning- $0.78
Taco seasoning- $0.67
Tuna Creations- 4 at $1.00- $4.00
Pizza Rolls- $6.72
Shredded cheese- $2.22
Hershey’s chocolate and almonds- $1.34
White rice- $0.66
Gluten Free tortillas- $2.39
Oreos- $3.56
Broccoli- 2.21 lb at $0.78 per pound- $1.72
Mango- 2 at $0.98 each- $1.96
Peaches- 1.62 lb at $1.48 per pound- $2.40
Caesar Salad Kit- $3.74
Carrots- $1.84
Rice Cakes- $2.24
Bananas- 2.51 lb at $0.52 per pound- $1.31
Blueberries- $2.68
Potato Chips- 3 at $2 each- $6.00
Ground Beef- 2.25 lbs- $7.54
Beef Roast- $10.59
Milk- $1.98
Root Beer- 2 at $1.00 each- $2.00
Tampico- $1.50

Total for all groceries listed above- $104.99

There are quite a few snack foods on that list! The kids have been lazy with preparing their snacks so they asked for easier meals.

We also needed to rush out of the house this morning so I didn’t have the chance to look for coupons for our groceries. I’m sure I could’ve found coupons for some of the items. Especially the cereal.

What’s coming up:

You will see a few posts coming up over the next week about my new goals for September, my school work, what classes I’m taking, and some other plans I have for the blog!

I want to start posting more of my recipes. The lighting in my house is so poor that I can never get a good picture though! Hopefully I can get a few good ones so I can give you all a better idea of what it looks like at my house for meal time.

Keep your eye out for the latest updates!


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  1. Hi Emily!!

    Thank you for sharing your journey! I’ve always wanted to begin a blog and am now getting a hang of things.

    We’re from the East Bay Area and are trying to minimalize our food spending as well. May I ask you which grocery stores you go to? I know Safeway and pack&save around our area are pretty steep in prices.

    Wishing you all the best!

    1. Hi Meesha, I actually go to Walmart. It’s the only way I’m able to save. Safeway is so expensive in comparison. I really hate the crowds but it’s cheaper. Also for some organic produce if I’m looking for it, Sprouts has some good weekly deals

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