Sorry if I'm jumping the gun a little here. It's Mon. and this week March ends, so I'm already thinking about how I"m doing and how I hope to do in April.
As of today I've spent $420 on groceries, and about $20 on some household items. Not bad considering it used to be about $550 on the months when I made forays into the health food stores and co-op for yummy but often unnecessary purchases. And that didn't always count the household items! Yikes, I shiver to think of it....
I've been trying to find more organic at my local supermarkets and buying less and less packaged food. Even though I thought I wasn't buying any packaged food, I was relying on packaged crackers and sometimes cookies a lot...now I am baking a lot more. Also making more bread which means we eat less packaged bread.
Well, this weekend we ran out of just about everything so I made a run to the store for produce and basics (bread, yogurt, etc.) I didn't get everything, still need a bunch of stuff so tomorow I am getting my Peapod order which is about $110 and includes everything from meat to laundry detergent (they have my brand for 2.99/gal.).
I am kind of thinking that this Peapod order will overlap well into April as I am stocking up on lots of things, like meats, cheese, baking supplies etc. So March looks a little more $$ but April should be cheaper.
Oh, and I am so excited! I found out that a local family-owned market is stocking a lot of organic meat, so I think I'm going to start running over there once a month to stock up. It's a gorgeous store and a lot of people become addicted shopping there, though...I"m not sure how their prices are on everything. I'll have to try to exercise restraint. Though it would be nice to shop at a family-owned business more often.
How did everyone do this month? Let us know!