Thursday, September 05, 2019

September Grocery Haul

Please remember this is a NO judgement zone.  You don't like what you see then please be kind and say nothing. *smile*  

I headed out for my monthly grocery shopping recently.  I ended up with quite a bit of fruit on hand after a trip to the orchard and there is plenty of meat in the freezer.  I went to Wal-Mart, Sam's Club (for trash bags only), and Kroger.  

 The total for this was $118.08.

Later I picked up 2 packages of toilet paper and a large package of paper towels.  (sorry, no picture) The total was $50.97 + a $10 gift card for a future purchase.  That makes the total $169.05.  I will use the rest of my grocery budget for milk, fresh items, and any loss leader deals this month.

The new debt total for September is $16517. Certainly not dropping as fast as I'd like. When I consider that we spent money on plywood for Grandma's floors and we ate out some due to late nights working,  I won't beat myself up about it.

The old adage that every penny counts seems to apply more and more these days.  I find it's much harder to stretch my pennies into nickles. *smile* I find it encouraging to see grocery hauls and hear about others frugal adventures and I hope you do also.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations... keep moving forward, friends.


  1. Hi!
    Your haul looks great!
    Have you tried the Velveeta meals you mix with Hamburger?
    We love them!
    Have a cozy evening,my friend.

  2. Great Haul... Walmart it is for me too... and the local Mexican Market for the produce.. very fresh and very cheap
    Hubby loves the Velveeta...especially if I throw in a bit of onion
    Phoebe x

  3. I love these posts! They are so encouraging for me to stay on a budget.

  4. I have to chuckle at your forewarning. I sometimes wish the self-righteous, gluten free, all organic, keto types would go suck an egg--cage free, of course. Although--Velveeta--DH loves it. Once, in our dating days, he went shopping on the way to visit me, and put some Velveeta in my refrigerator, and I threw it out, thinking it had been something the previous tenants had left behind.

  5. Ramen Noodles! We love them and their cheap. I have a recipe kind of like spaghetti that uses ramen noodles. It is so good! I think I may have to cook it and share it on my blog.

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  6. I love a good grocery haul!

  7. I have to laugh at your Velveeta, My mother bought this every month and it rotted in the back of the fridge. She thought that is what Americans bought when she watched other women in the grocery store and she anted to look like she fit in.But being a good Swede only ate real cheese. It was years before she quit buying this.

  8. That's great!! I went to a place called mom's organic market with my daughter yesterday ( she works for that company and has crazy eating restrictions) - holy cow, I paid almost 5.00 for a dozen eggs!! I couldn't wait to get out of there and go to my normal place. lol. anyway.. I love when I budget, plan and leave the store not over spending ~ you did great!

  9. No judgement from me- I think you do so well keeping your budget low, Family fed and pantry stocked.

    Hope you have a great weekend

  10. Looks fantastic to me! You are doing great!

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  12. I love Velveeta, but I will not eat it. That is hilarious you threw out the cheese. no judgment? I wish people visiting my blog would not pick me apart!

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