February Grocery Tally

February is pretty much over- I don’t think I’ll be at the grocery store again this week since we went this morning, and I have my meal plan done for the week.

February’s total includes a big trip to Costco to stock up on bulk items- we receive a refund check from our credit card company every year that can only be spent at Costco.  I included it here, even though it never affected our bank account.  We ate more meat this month than we normally do (two chickens)- I’m trying to add a bit more meat to my family’s diet since it’s good nutrition, it will add some variety, I can get at least three meals out of each bird, and it’s something I know my kids will eat.  I’m not completely OK with buying factory farm chickens, but I’m not ready to drop $25 on a chicken either.  Not sure what I’m going to do there, but it is what it is for now.

I’m in the novel position of trying to increase my grocery spending- I want to add different flavors to my family’s palate.  I sprang for the $6 chunk of goat cheese for one meal, I got the expensive stone ground mustard (about $3, but still more than the generic yellow!)  I bought the leeks that looked good, even though they’re far more expensive than yellow storage onions.  I want to add more seafood, but want sustainable seafood.  Destroying an ecosystem seems more damaging than factory farmed chicken, for some reason.  Not sure if my logic is sound there.

February Total: $204.77

  • Meat $9.44
  • Pantry $67.84
  • Produce $49.85
  • Dairy $34.97
  • Eggs $5.43
  • Party Food $11.99
  • Snacks (cookies, crackers, etc.) $10.77
  • Bread $2.50
  • Prepared Meals (Pizza) $11.98

I should also add that my parents spoil my kids (and me!!) rotten- the other day, Dad dropped off a few pounds of strawberries, some watermelons, and a big bag of frozen peas…just because he heard they were my daughter’s favorites.  So, I do buy most of our food, but certainly not all 🙂


2 Responses

  1. You know I don’t think many are at the expand their budget…… We buy crazy a lot of cheese.

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