One of my favorite things to do while in the grocery store is to look in other people’s carts. It’s fascinating to see what people purchase – sometimes I can make a good guess as to what they are making for supper based on the contents of their cart. It’s also fascinating to me how much people spend on their groceries! I’ve honestly never spent more than $100 on any one grocery shopping trip, yet many people spend at least that much or more each week (I’ve also never shopped for a household larger than three adults).
Sometimes when Paul shops with me, we like to play a guessing game in the checkout line. We watch the person in front of us as their groceries are rung up and try to guess their total. He always wins! Last week we played the game with OUR groceries as well – our cashier even joined the fun. I won that one – I was only off by $1! Our cashier’s guess was 40% above our total, and he would have been correct had I not purchased everything on sale. 🙂
Even when I’m too tired to mess with coupons, I stick to our grocery budget by only buying things that are on sale! I stock pile the things we use on a regular basis and always have what I need to make my weekly menu. Here’s what I picked up this week, and what we’re eating for all three meals.
On The Menu
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Golden Grahams & Peaches – my favorite summer breakfast!
- Eggs & Bacon
- Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad (Me)
- Hot Dogs (Paul)
- Chicken Alfredo/Pasta/Salad
- Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches/Potato Salad/Tossed Salad
- Stovetop Grilled Chicken/Loaded Baked Potatoes/Sauteed Yellow Squash & Zucchini
- Turkey Sausage/Fruit
- Tomato Pie/Salad
- Date Night