This month I set a new grocery budget for our family of 11 which I will be sharing more about later on next week. This year has been a bit of a wash for me in terms of growing my own food, canning and buying local food. Maybe not a wash…but definitely not as much focus on those things as I wanted. However, I had a baby this year so I’m giving myself some slack.
I’ve fluctuated on my grocery budget over the years and as my family grows, I’ve had to adjust. We have a large family of which several of them are teenage boys who eat a ton of food! I’ve added in some adjustments for increase in family size, growing teenage boys and a season of decrease in the amount of food we are producing on our farm (due to work and having a baby). I hope to share some of my ideas for how I feed such a large family without having a huge grocery budget.
Even though I increased my family food budget, I’ve been able to come in under budget with the couponing I’ve been doing.
This weeks grocery totals are as follows:
- $20.08 Publix
- $144.14 Publix
- $18.25 Bread Store
I did two separate transactions at Publix because the store I shop at has implemented a limit on how many sale items you can buy in one transaction. I bought the max amount of pasta in the first transaction and another max amount of pasta in the second transaction. Publix always has a great deal on pasta!
My picture is really sorry. My camera is scratched and being held together with black electrical tape. I’m in the market for a new camera for my blog! Any suggestions?
I had 3 counter tops full of food…here’s just one of them. Some of the highlights are:
- I bought 12 boxes of pasta which were .25 cents a box.
- 27 lbs of sweet potatoes for .39 cents a pound.
- 20 lbs of regular potatoes for .27 cents a pound.
- Starbucks coffee for $4.99 a bag with a coupon on the bags for a free tall cup of Starbucks coffee when you bring the empty bag to a location! I was thrilled to find this deal in the store using the $2 off any bag coupons they were handing out.
- 3 large bags of Free Dixie napkins. (look for the green peelie coupons on the Dixie plates that are BOGO this week!!)
- also bought another turkey for .59 cents a pound.
Everything I bought was on sale and I used a lot of coupons on those sale items so I saved over $150 off my grocery bill! I was pleased with that.
At the bread store, I bought 28 loaves of bread, rolls and bagels for a little over $18. Most of the bread and rolls were .50 cents a package.
Hopefully, next week I can skip out on the grocery store. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving week and all the yummy foods we’re planning on cookin’ up!