I’m sad to say that looks like my once a month trip to costco
Hahaha once every 2-3 week trip here🥴
I doubt my 27lb toddler accounts for the 3.5x (I’m guessing, I don’t remember) difference in our grocery bills, LOL! I mean, I have a lot of ideas what does. But still it’s just amusing to see a once in 6 month trip be the size of my probably more than monthly trips!
! Yeah, guess not. Toddlers eat, but not that much! I suspect diet is part of it. We have health issues and have to be careful what we eat. There’s some processed foods on the receipt, but not much.
Also, I specifically go through Costco with Superstore, Sobeys and Walmart prices in mind. I am buying produce mostly from Walmart these days. And meat and poultry from a specialty discount meat market. Fish, if we get it, is either canned from Costco or on sale 50% off at Superstore. Eggs normally come from a neighbour’s chickens for $4/dozen jumbo eggs, but it’s off season for them. So I bought eggs at Costco today.
I was reminded our expenses were high this month because we stocked up on hurricane food too.
So yeah, it’s not as bad as I thought. We are going to try to keep out of Costco until spring now, but we shall see. I may place a mid-winter online order for delivery. We’ll see.
I know a huge part of our equation is meat- SirB and I both do best with fairly high protein consumption, and I can’t eat soy and he’s very limited on beans. And we buy local grass fed beef from a rancher and special, pampered, way past even organic type chicken, and get all our eggs from a local (…and expensive) farmer. That sort of thing. That adds up substantially. Add fancy local roaster coffee and you already are looking at a hefty bill!
Oh and FRUIT. Our toddler’s diet is like 40% berries I swear. and while she’d happily do cheaper frozen fruit, mama can’t handle the extra clean up that makes
That’ll do it. If you’re buying grass fed, organic your expenses are going to be double to triple mine. At least here they would be.
This year I went to a wild blueberry farmer and bought 50 pounds of blueberries to freeze for the winter. We’ll see how long they last. They cost $150 CAD.
Yep, our beef is about 1.5x, our chicken is like 3x, the eggs can be 8x a store brand on sale.
Another 5 on flashfood because i was tempted by avocado
(6 avocado, 5 red onions, 5 yellow onions in great shape, large number of summer squash in sadder shape but nothing worse than the damage evident in the photo)
Small grocery delivery, mostly because I needed to order refills for the water cooler and it makes sense to get food at the same time too. Cheese, some produce, juice, snacks, canned chickpeas. ~$20 total, $5 of that for water.
Bulk barn haul! I brought lightweight containers to save the planet without hauling glass jars. I saw someone else do it and it is so smart! About $80, but there is gf, keto and vegan nonsense going on. Did I need $4 sweetened condensed oat milk? No. Will it turn into something amazing this winter? I hope so!
Guess who chose pecans and sprinkles for his purchases?
$6 from too good to go - a ghost convenience store about 15 minutes away.
Just struggling with the kraft singles.
Not a fan of grilled cheese, Mac and cheese, or cheeseburgers?
Kraft singles make my throat close up in grilled cheese or basic sandwiches. I don’t eat burgers. I haven’t tried in mac & cheese - might work if I hide it among good cheese?
I should suggest the shadowy one try it with the veggie burgers when I go out tomorrow (though that might just be an excuse for them to get take out as well) - worst that happens is it gets scraped off.
Do you have this with pregrated cheese? You could have a mild allergy to the mold inhibitors they use.
it’s more a gag reflex - it closes before I swallow. I used to get over my high gag reflex by skulling down milk, but now as an adult I just don’t have those things in the house.
I don’t have pregrated cheese either, but I think that’s just because I’m cheap.
Today’s haul. This cost $45 CAD. And the cheese and crackers were on sale. The crackers are for the upcoming holidays (Christmas). The cans are peaches.
On the up side. Hubby and I found a local grocer with better pricing on some items - grapes and oranges. Plus they sold in smaller quantities, which is what we need as a retired couple.