Alrighty ladies, I'm back with a Grocery Haul and a Menu Plan for the next two weeks.
I did my grocery shopping at the commissary, as usual, and stayed under budget at $246, even though I did buy a few extra bits and bobs for Christmas baking and a few treats for us too.
I think next year I might switch to recording my grocery hauls with video, might be a little easier because this way I have to take so many pictures and just feels like a bit more work, but I don't mind, just saying that maybe I'll try vlogging the hauls from January forward.
Let me show you what I bought. 1 box of corndogs, 2 boxes of pizza rolls for kid lunches, brown sugar and honey sausages for breakfast, 2 packs of hotdogs, mixed veggies, stir fry mix, dinosaur shaped nuggets
1 gallon of milk, white chocolate raspberry creamer, whipped cream cheese, chicken thighs, pork loin, pepperoni panini as a special treat for hubby and I, beef and cheese chimichangas, spinach
2 packs of shredded cheese, sliced cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce, leek, tangerines, 2 avocados
Texas giant bread loaf, pumpkin spice loaf, raisin cinnamon loaf, hotdog buns, plain and cinnamon raisin bagels
Macaroni and cheese, 2 beef ravioli, one bacon cheddar chicken pasta, one buffalo chicken pasta, chicken noodle soup, chicken and dumplings and tomato basil soup. I've been craving tomato soup and it's so weird because I've never liked it.
Ramen noodles, as always for kid lunches
Chili for hotdogs, actually bought 2 cans but couldn't find the second one until much later, it had fallen in the trunk of the car. 2 pasta sauces, cannelini beans, 2 tomato sauce, one diced tomatoes, 2 tuna cans for tuna salad for lunches, pineapple slices for homemade pizza
Stir Fry mix for one meal, bacon pieces for salad, macaroni pasta, rigatoni pasta
2 wildberry muffin mixes, 2 banana nut muffin mixes
Pepperoni for pizza, roasted garlic hummus, butter and grapes
Nescafe instant coffee, Folgers toasted hazelnut ground coffee, ranch dressing, 4 aero mint bars as a treat for us, sage, garlic powder, oregano, mincemeat for me to make mincemeat pies for Christmas and Weetabix for me for breakfast
Taco shells, chicken in a biskit crackers, slim jim sticks for hubby and son, twinkies, goldfish and a summer sausage for hubby, he loves these
4 advent calendars, 2 for the kids and 2 for the hubby and I. Tortilla chips to eat with the hummus, 2 bags of cheddar fries for me and Jasmine, kettle cooked chips and mini pretzels
3 bags of dog treats, 2 beef flavor and a science diet peanut butter and banana. Oxi clean for the dishwasher (I am really liking these, they are actually getting the dishes clean), trash bags, kleenex, cotton balls, paper towel rack, method cleaner, nail polish remover, deodorant, lever soap bars and toilet paper
Last, I picked up these miniature roses. I'm missing having plants around and had to leave them all back in Idaho, so figured I could start up my collection again.
It wasn't a very big haul, I still had ground beef, steak and sausage in the freezer from last week that we didn't get to eat as we were eating Thanksgiving leftovers.
I'll share the menu plan for the next two weeks tomorrow, I wanted to include it in this post but I left it in the other room and I have the worst headache right now and really don't want to get back up again. You obviously can't see me, but I'm typing this up from my bed, it's been a crazy busy day with my washer deciding to flood my kitchen, and hubby and I having to run around all day trying to fix it....but that's a story for tomorrow, I promise I'll share in a day in the life post for Monday :)
Hope you enjoyed the grocery haul, let me know how you do your groceries, do you shop just at one specific store or do you go to a few different ones, do you use coupons, price match, and what is your budget like when it comes to food?