Monday, January 13, 2014

Grocery Haul - January 2014

(After I took this I realized David had already put away the tortilla chips and bananas.)

Lisa and I did our January grocery shopping trip Saturday. As always, we had a nice time together. We ate lunch at our favorite place in Norman, Tres Cantina and enjoyed the time to chat. In fact, we were so busy chatting on the way home I missed our exit. I think I was passing a semi at the time and that's why I didn't see it. But mainly we just weren't paying attention. Oh, well. ;)

We had skipped our December shopping trip and I'm planning to skip February, too. I want to inventory my pantry and freezer and then make a determined effort to use what we have. I really need to defrost my freezer so I'd like to decrease its contents a bit. My plan is to not shop until March, with the exception of milk and some fresh produce. In addition to clearing out some space and saving money, it's a good way to challenge my creativity and encourage me to try new things. I want to get back to baking all our bread so this is a good way to force me to get back in the habit.

So here's what I bought (keep in mind I still had LOTS of food before this):

  • organic spinach
  • mayonnaise
  • apricot preserves

  • bottle of organic green tea (for the road)
  • sunflower butter
  • organic black tea bags (100 count)
  • pasture butter
  • Tillamook sharp cheddar
  • organic hot dogs
  • organic shredded wheat cereal
  • organic chicken sausage links
  • hand sanitizer
  • organic chicken broth

Whole Foods:
  • coconut creamer (4 cartons) 
  • organic whole milk (2 cartons - this is what I use to make yogurt)
  • organic broccoli
  • organic flour tortillas (2 packages)
  • corn tortillas (2 packages)
  • organic butter
  • organic eggs
  • organic tortilla chips
  • organic cheddar puffs
  • organic salt and vinegar chips
  • organic bbq chips
  • 5 boxes of cereal (various types)
  • organic orzo
  • organic cappellini pasta
  • organic chicken broth (2 cartons)
  • cream of tartar (bulk)
  • course ground black pepper (bulk)
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • Worchestershire sauce
  • boneless pork chops
  • organic andouille sausage
  • organic bacon
  • organic muenster cheese
  • organic raw mild cheddar
  • organic sharp cheddar (2)
  • organic mozzarella
  • bleu cheese crumbles
  • feta cheese crumbles
  • ricotta
  • 3 cheese blend
  • baguettes (3)
  • frozen broccoli
  • organic zucchini (2)
  • organic tomatoes on vine
  • organic red bell peppers (2)
  • organic green bell peppers (3)
  • organic bananas
  • organic onions (3 pound bag)
  • organic russet potatoes (5 pound bag)
  • 4 mini beignets
  • organic crackers

Azure Standard:
  • organic ground cinnamon (1 pound)
  • bulk pinto beans (5 pounds)
  • organic chocolate chocolate chip ice cream 
  • organic carrots (5 pounds)
  • organic potatoes (5 pounds)
  • organic celery
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo bar
  • organic green enchilada sauce
  • organic red enchilada sauce
  • organic chicken broth (four 8-oz. cartons)

Oklahoma Food Coop:
  • all natural, free range chicken thighs (2 pounds)
  • all natural, free range chicken tenders (2 pounds)
  • pork chops (.63 pounds)
  • grass-fed beef chuck roast (2.83 pounds)
  • frozen buttermilk (five 8 oz. packages)
  • blackberry jam 

Total: $397.78

My goal between now and my March shopping trip is to not spend more than $10 a week for milk and fresh produce (mostly salad ingredients and bananas - I eat one each morning with my yogurt).

*Lisa's grocery haul post may be seen here


  1. Wow! You did well, woman!!!

  2. My haul is up now as well. :)


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