I'm starting to think that the grocery budget I have set for us is just not "do-able". I finally restocked the fridge, freezer and pantry, but I spent over HALF of my monthly budget doing so. (Uh, hello? It is only February 5!!!!!) Granted, I don't think we will eat all of this in the next two weeks, but I know I will need to purchase addtional items throughout the month.
I had the most success at Publix today where I spent $40.31 for $94.66 worth of groceries. The biggest portion of that was dairy products: shredded and block cheese, yogurt, sour cream, coffee creamer (definitely necessary since I kicked my starbucks habit) and stuff to make quick lunches at home. And I must confess, some snacky stuff for Princess Penelope and her friends to scarf down during the Super Bowl.
Next stop was Aldi, which is, fortunately, right across the street from Publix! There I picked up meat, milk, eggs, (more) cheese, buns, zucchini, onions, lettuce, grape tomatoes, pasta, tortillas, baking mixes, mixed fruit sack, cream cheese and a couple of pizzas. Grand total there: $45.85.
All told, that means that I only have $73.84 left in my February grocery budget. I think I may have been too ambitious, but I'm going to try and stick it out and see if I can make it work at least in a short month!