June Grocery Shopping with JL

 

 

Well, hi there! You might be thinking, “Gee whiz, it’s been a long time since JL showed us a shopping trip pic!” You would be correct. But, to be totally honest, that is NOT because I started slacking off. (Promise!) It’s because I truly haven’t had any kind of significant shopping since that last post, oh, about a month ago. Sure, I snagged some milk and fresh produce here and there, but I really never bought much of anything post-worthy.

 

I really need to take pictures of my pantry, fridge, and freezer at the end of one of these months for you– I think many of you would be shocked. I truly, truly use up almost everything we have before I shop. I literally had 1/4 jar of peanut butter and half a box of lasagna noodles in my pantry before these last trips. It is just how I operate. Weird? I guess maybe so, but it’s my normal. :)

 

Anyway, we had almost literally nothing to eat around here, so it was definitely time to stock up. Here’s the full run-down on everything I bought. I hide nothing from you all, because I think it’s so important not to try to look fancier or healthier than we truly are. For better and worse, here’s the breakdown–

 

 

BigY

 

Big Y–

  • 2 dozen large eggs
  • ice cream
  • 1-2L Diet Coke
  • alfredo sauce
  • 2-28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1-28 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1-28 oz. plum tomatoes
  • (that laundry detergent should have been in the next pic!)

 

Total:  $7.20

 

 

stop & shop

 

Stop & Shop–

  • orange juice
  • 2 Powerade (we keep these on hand for the sickies!)
  • 4 cans Chef Boyardee*
  • 6 four-packs pudding*
  • 1# dried chick peas
  • 50 oz. olive oil
  • 2 boxes Honey Nut Cheerios
  • laundry detergent
  • 5# whole wheat flour
  • 5# unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tomato paste
  • 1# Stop & Shop coffee*

(*items ear-marked for donation)

 

Total: $29.59

 

 

And now on to ALDI, where the bulk of my shopping happens every month!

 

 

ALDI:

 

Dairy

Dairy–

  • 1 quart vanilla yogurt
  • 2# butter
  • 8 oz. sliced swiss cheese
  • 8 oz. block cheddar
  • 8 oz. block jack
  • 8 oz. block pepperjack
  • 8 oz. block swiss
  • cottage cheese
  • Greek cream cheese
  • string cheese
  • 2 gallons milk

 

 

Proteins

Proteins–

  • 3# ground beef
  • 1# shrimp
  • 1# ground turkey
  • chicken sausage links (w/ hot pepper & jack cheese)
  • 1# bacon
  • 12 oz. sliced turkey
  • 12 oz. sliced ham
  • 4 packages hot dogs
  • 8 oz. imitation crab meat
  • whole chicken
  • almonds
  • 2 jars peanut butter
  • 1 can black beans
  • 4 dozen eggs

 

 

 

Produce

 

Produce/Fruits/Veggies–

  • 4 bags frozen broccoli
  • 1 bag frozen California medley
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 2 boxes raisins
  • 10# russet potatoes
  • 3# carrots
  • 3# vidalia onions
  • 3 bulbs garlic
  • 2 cans French cut green beans
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2# bananas
  • 1# strawberries
  • 3 beefsteak tomatoes

 

 

 

Grains, Baking, Etc.

Grains, Baking, Etc.–

  • 1# penne
  • 2# macaroni
  • 2# spaghetti
  • 2# angel hair
  • 1# yellow rice
  • 3 bags soft taco size tortillas
  • 1 bag (20) fajita size tortillas
  • 1# dark roast fair trade coffee
  • 2# powdered sugar
  • 2# brown sugar
  • 5# flour
  • 1 can olive oil spray
  • 1 cake mix*
  • 1 can frosting*
  • 1 12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ranch dressing
  • bleu cheese dressing
  • 1 box toasted O cereal

 

 

 

Random Stuff

Truly Random Stuff–

  • 2 egg coloring kits (these were a dime each, so, you know… :) )
  • dishwasher detergent packs

 

 

 

Trail Mix Food

 

Trail Mix Ingredients–

  • dried cranberries
  • yogurt-covered raisins
  • M&M’s
  • pretzels
  • dry-roasted peanuts

 

 

 

 

Treats

Treats we buy–

 

(I know everyone’s curious about this stuff– I know I am!– here’s the junky stuff we do, indeed, buy and enjoy.)

 

  • 4 cans pasta rings (I admit it– I’m the one who eats these sometimes!!)
  • pink lemonade concentrate (for grown-up mixed drinks)
  • apple juice boxes
  • mini M&M packets
  • pretzels
  • cheese curls (game night treat)
  • striped shortbread cookies (game night treat)
  • chocolate almond milk
  • 1 bunny Pez dispenser (this was a dime– I’m saving it for a bribe sometime ;) )
  • marshmallow stars cereal (G’s request, along with strawberries and blueberries, for her bday breakfast)
  • black licorice (this helps raise A’s BP naturally)

 

 

 

 

Dad Food

 

Dad Food (aka BECAUSE HE’S A GROWN-UP!)–

 

Finally, here are foods I buy exclusively for my man– because he likes them, he appreciates them, and he’s earned the right to choose some of the stuff he consumes, amirite??

 

  • 4 bags chips
  • 2 “energy” drinks
  • 1 box lemonade packets to add to bottled water
  • 1-12 pk. ramen noodles
  • canola oil (his preferred oil for popping his popcorn)

 

And, when you total up all that ALDI food, it comes to…

 

Total: $178.49

 

 

Whew! I’m kinda exhausted after buying, hauling, unpacking, photographing, and putting away all that stuff!

 

 

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