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August 5: Low Spend Grocery Month Challenge

It is a gorgeous day, sunny, and the air is crisp. It is 61 as I start to write this at 8am. The high will be 75! I love days like this. I will get a lot done.

I did the weekly shopping yesterday. Besides going to Target for the almost free chicken, I went to Aldi’s and Top’s. 

This is what I purchased at Aldi’s. Romaine lettuce because we are finishing our last head of iceberg. I use heaving whipping cream in my coffee and I used my last bit yesterday morning. Hubby was almost out of provolone cheese for his sandwiches. It was on sale for $ 1.49 each which is a fantastic price.

Do you remember the great deal I got a while ago on
salmon? Well, I always look for salmon that is expiring now. However, I have never found it again and we had none left. So this week’s ad showed salmon portions on sale for $ 6.99 a lb. I decided I needed salmon. I found the portion ones and then quickly looked at the whole ones. I bought a whole one because they were $ 6.75 a lb. You can bet that the night that I have fish sticks on my menu Hubby will be eating those and I will eat some salmon. That is how much I hate fish sticks. I am lucky that he does not like salmon.

So I spent a total of $ 24.09 at Aldi’s on needed products. 

This is what I purchased at Top’s. I decided to do the bacon deal since we needed it badly. It was on sale for B2G3F. They charged me $ 9.99 each for the ones I had to buy so a total of $ 19.98 for 5 lbs. or about $4.00 a lb. The Hellman’s mayo was a Top’s coupon item so I got that for $ 2.99. The new Frank’s Red Hot Thick sauce items were a request from Hubby. He saw a commercial on TV and could not wait to try them. Since he loves wings in the air fryer so much in football season, I stocked up. They were on sale for $3.00 each. So before my senior discount, my total came to $ 31.97. My  senior discount was 6% or $ 1.92 so my total OOP was $30.05. I can’t find my receipt so it’s a good thing I remember prices. I don’t know whether the cashier didn’t give me one or I dropped it when I thought I was shoving it into my purse.

So the total for this week’s shopping OOP came to $ 54.79 including the Target total of $ .65. I have $ 195.21 left for the rest of the month.

I did not eat any breakfast or brunch today. I am just not hungry. Hubby had a ham sandwich.

I just finished packaging up the salmon and chicken with my food saver. I put one piece of salmon in the fridge for dinner tomorrow night. The rest of the fish and all of the chicken went into my freezers. I added them to my inventory list.

Tonight will be our leftovers for dinner night. I pulled everything out to see what we have. Hubby has opted to have the linguine with sauce and meatballs. I will have the chicken and some broccoli. Any leftover broccoli with be put in my eggs in the morning. The roasted potatoes with be warmed through in the air fryer and eaten with eggs for breakfast tomorrow. We always use up our leftovers. I don’t like throwing money in the garbage.

We are going to spend some time sitting outside today. Hubby is going to run an errand and I am going to pick up the garage. It’s not bad but just needs a little organizing.

I hope you all are having a terrific day!

8 replies on “August 5: Low Spend Grocery Month Challenge”

I love how smart you are about getting salmon so your DH picks the fish stick! Sounds like something I would do! Today is a nice day here…no AC needed. I harvested a colander filled with cherry tomatoes that I will share with our friends. Looking forward to a low key day!

Hi Olga,

You made me laugh! Actually salmon is my choice of fish all the time. That is what I eat. Hubby loves haddock but I haven't been able to find any that looks good at the right price lately. Yeah on your weather too. Our A/C is also off for the first time all summer. Enjoy your evening.

We are also having cool weather here, and it's wonderful! So much easier to work out.

I need to figure out what sort of creative options there are for dinner tonight. I will be so happy to have a kitchen again!

I bet you will. I remember not being able to use an appliance because it died and the time to get it seemed excrutiating. I can't imagine a kitchen.

I love my Vacuum Sealer also. I get organic whole butchered chickens 2 or 3 times a year. I cut them up and flash freeze the pieces. Dh likes the breasts, I like thighs. I use the tenders for homemade chicken strips. I keep the drumsticks for the kids and the wings for Ds. Everything else goes for stock. I need to find some good salmon. I like wild caught but have heard too many stories about the contamination from the nuclear reactor leak after the Japanese tsunami to eat any now. It's probably not true but I can't not think of it. So no fish.

Hi Kay,

Yeah on the chicken. That is a great plan. I liked wild caught salmon too but the price has gotten ridiculous here. I did not hear that about contamination. YIKES!

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