I found some good deals this week! Good deals at the grocery store always make me happy. Nathan and I ventured out to Meijer on Monday as is our habit. This time, we went to the doctor first for his 18 month checkup. It’s hard to believe my little boy is this old already! After getting shots, Nathan was much happier to just be strolling around the grocery store.
We bought more apples this week. I just can’t pass up fresh apples at $0.59/lb! I did make an apple pie this week with the McIntosh ones and had a happy husband. Nathan likes carrying around one of the little paper apple bags as we shop and putting things in and out of it.
I was also almost to the end of my prenatal vitamins and they were, thankfully, on sale this week as “Buy 1, get 1 free.” That was a savings of $8 right there!
Other than that, we just picked up a couple other things. Bananas are a staple for Nathan. I don’t care for them, myself. Olives and pretzel sticks were both on sale for $1. Onions were on sale for $1.50 for 3 pounds. It’s not as great of a sale as others but I was all out. I also picked up 1 container of yogurt at $0.58. I’ve found that every other month or so, I like to start making my yogurt with a fresh starter, instead of saving some from what I make.
At Meijer, I spent $18.94.
Later in the week, Nathan and I were downtown so stopped by Aldi on our way home. It’s not convenient to where we live but if I’m out and about, I try to take advantage of their sales and prices.
This time, I went to Aldi because they have canned pumpkin back in stock for $0.89 a can. I bought a dozen cans which I think should get me through the holiday season! Nathan and I are both big fans of pumpkin bread.
I also bought olive oil ($2.99) and canola spray ($1.49). Milk was $1.99 so I bought 2 gallons. Sour cream was $1.
As I mentioned last week, our MOPS group is doing a freezer cooking session this month so I’m slowly stocking up on the ingredients I need to prep 10 meals for our family. That’s the reason I bought so much cream of chicken soup – and I still need to buy more! At $0.69, that’s a price I can’t beat unless it’s Thanksgiving time. However, since I shop at Aldi with cash, my mental calculator told me I was finished shopping for the day.
At Aldi, I spent $25.65.
This week, I spent $44.59 on groceries. That brings my total for October to $118.44. I’m (almost) halfway through the month and halfway (or just over) my budget. I’m feeling pretty good about that because I’ve already bought some of our freezer cooking things and I still have 2 more weeks of sales to buy the rest. How are things going with your budget so far this month?
I know I haven’t shared menu plans recently because, I’ll be honest, that has fallen by the wayside in the past weeks. I’ve been cooking once or twice a week and eating leftovers the rest of the time. I’m ready to get back into the swing of meal planning so next week, watch for what we ate again! Do you ever go through spurts with meal planning (or not) like that?