Monday, May 4, 2009

week #18 - 2009 grocery budget

this picture has nothing to do with groceries or meals but it seems like it rains here almost every day.


when I did errands, I stopped at the bread outlet, Dollar Tree and Walgreens but all 3 were out of things I planned to buy- in general making trips and buying just 1 or 2 things is not usually efficient or thrifty, but my trip just did not work out like I planned

Dollar Tree
bleach cleaner and wax paper

Nivea shower wash

Bread Store
1 loaf bread and 1 bottle syrup

2 grape juice concentrate
tortilla chips, corn and flour tortillas, 2 bottles Pace salsa
5 pounds sugar
grape tomatoes, Vidalia onions, 2 packs Romaine hearts
pound of Monterry Jack cheese, pepper jack cheese slices, 1 roll sausage, 1 gallon skim milk,
1 pound butter 2 yogurt
2 Snuggle fabric softener
2 lavendar scented Fabulosa floor cleaner

April 29

April 30
Turkey Tacos

May 1
we ate at a local Dinner Theater

May 2
Bacon, Eggs and Toast for breakfast
snacks for lunch
new pizza recipe for Supper

May 3
breakfast at church
smoked chicken, homemade buns, fresh spinach and green peas for lunch
soft tacos for supper

May 4
Slider burgers made on May 3's leftover buns with oven fries

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
enchiladas with Mexican rice and salad

for lots more meals and shopping totals, visit Gayle


  1. we are having rain, rain, rain here too!!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing what other people buy at the dollar store. Any brands or items there that you prefer over more expensive?

  3. We've had nothing but rain here (northern IL) too! BTW, I love your blog decor...the birds and flowers. Very charming!


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