Get a peek on what we buy at the grocery store and how I cook it.
The tag line here on Cookin’ Mimi is budget friendly recipes and more for families but budget friendly means different things to different people. So, I am bringing you a new feature.
I am sharing what we’ve purchased at the grocery store here on the blog every other Saturday-ish. We shop every 15 to 20 days depending on our schedule.
My goal for shopping is $100 to $110 every two weeks. I don’t always hit that mark but I need to get back to consistently getting under budget.
This is not a typical trip because we spent a little under $65 which is fairly low.
I am only feeding two adults most of the time. The older auntlings are here a couple of weekends a month during the school year and the youngest who is a toddler is here a few times a week. Not often enough to make a permanent fixture in the grocery budget figuring.
- 3 pound container sour cream $4.74
- Fresh Dill $1.98
- Fresh ginger $1.00
- Salmon $2.18
- 3 packs ham luncheon meat $0.68 each
- Bologna $1.00
- 32 slices American cheese $4.64
- 3 candy bars, a rare splurge $3.00
- 2 gallons milk $2.29 each
- 1/2 gallon buttermilk $1.59
- 48 oz canola oil $1.79
- 2 loaves white bread $0.65 each, they were on markdown
- 2 1/2 pounds smoked sausage links $3.89
- 2 heads iceberg lettuce $0.89 each
- 2 heads cabbage $1.39 each
- 3 pack multi colored bell pepper $1.49
- 2 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese blocks $1.69 each
- 1 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese block $1.69
- 2 diced tomatoes $0.55 each
- 1 chipotles in adobo $0.99
- 1 tomato paste $0.39
- 1 large can pinto beans $1.19
- Corn tortillas $1.39
- Mayonnaise $1.89
- Egg noodles $1.29
- 2 cans green beans $0.49 each
- 2 pounds sweet onions $1.69
- 2 cinnamon churros $0.89 each
Grand total : $63.43
In case you are wondering where the meat is; we have meat in our freezer. There is chicken, pork chops, fish filets, 2 kinds of already cooked pulled pork and some other things that I can’t recall right now. Since there are only two of us and the family packs of meat are almost always what are on sale it’s easy to have a decent stash of meat in the freezer for weeks like this.
What we are eating:
- Eggs and toast
- Peanut butter toast
- Zucchini coconut muffins
- Banana Cinnamon muffins
- Sour cream coffee cake
- Grilled cheese sandwiches
- Lunch meat sandwiches
- Tuna fish sandwiches
- Peanut butter sandwiches
- Chicken spaghetti, salad, homemade rolls
- Chicken enchiladas, refried beans
- Poppy Seed chicken, rice, a green vegetable
- Pancakes. I’ve started making pancakes on Saturday night and the leftovers become Sunday morning breakfast. I’ve been making some 100% whole wheat pancakes but here is my recipe for traditional buttermilk pancakes
- Cajun pintos and sausage, southern style cornbread, and fried potatoes.
- Leftover Cajun pinto beans and sausage over rice with fried cabbage
- Sausage, cabbage, and noodles
- Salmon patties, which are bun less salmon burgers, homemade jalapeño and Dill tartar sauce, salad and potatoes
- Slow cooker chicken taco soup and fixins
- Tostadas made with homemade refried beans
- Loaded bean burritos with homemade flour tortillas
- Almost paella, salad, vegetable
- Breaded fish filets, tartar sauce, potatoes, and a vegetable
Most of the recipes that don’t have a link will be coming to the blog at some point.
What are some of your favorite inexpensive eats?