We’re back in our normal weekly grocery shopping routine, but what’s not back to normal is our budget. We’re still spending more than we used to on 0ur groceries, but it’s not that the prices have increased. In fact, I have found that many prices are lower than in South Florida, we’re just spending more.
I suspect that it has something to do with the fact that our boys have gotten older. I remember seeing my brothers raid the fridge, and with our boys now being 13, 10 and 7, I’m seeing similar things happening. So, I might just have to give in, declare defeat and just keep at it, because part of my job as a mom of four is making sure the kids always have plenty of food to eat on a reasonable budget.
This week milk is $2.29 for a gallon at ALDI, eggs are $0.89 for a dozen, and I found bread on clearance at $0.20 for a loaf plus $0.15 for hamburger buns and hotdog breads. Really I cannot complain.
One thing I love about ALDI is that I can get great prices on our basic groceries and then splurge a little on specialty items. This week ALDI has our favorite ALDI rice mix back in the store and we also buy brown basmati rice at a great price.
1 gallon ALDI Milk $2.29
1/2 gallon ALDI Organic Milk $2.95
Deli Cheese $1.79
2 x Large Dozen Eggs @ $0.89 each
Seedless Watermelon $2.79
2 lbs of Red Grapes $0.89
2 lbs of Organic Bananas $1.39
4 pack of Organic Avocados $3.69
Organic Grape Tomatoes $1.99
10 lb Russet Potatoes $3.79
3 x 4 Packs of Corn @ $1.79
2 x Baby Bella Mushrooms @ $0.89
2 lbs Yellow Onions $1.89
Super Grain Rice Mix $2.49
Basmati Rice $2.79
Quick Oats $2.39
2 x Instant Oatmeal @ $1.49 each
Dill Pickles $1.79
Pancake Syrup $1.29
Fig Bars $0.98
Vinaigrette Garlic Dressing $1.99
Applesauce Cups $1.49
Bread on clearance at $0.20
2 x Hot Dog Bread on clearance at $0.15 each
2 x Buns on clearance at $0.15 each
Family Pack of Chicken $5.35
Chicken Drumsticks $3.22
Total out of pocket $68.28
Total saved $58
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