Just a quick Aldi stop this week. Lots of produce as usual, plus I wanted to take advantage of a sale on chicken breast and on sirloin tip roast. Which I have never made but seems like it could be good? I won’t make this until much later, but at $2.99/lb I thought the price was too good to pass up. We’ll see if I was right. I also picked up a few non-food things this trip, including a mum for the front entryway. I hope it blooms soon, more than just the few flowers!
My budget for the two of us is $300/month. This includes most toiletries but not all household goods (mostly I separate these by store and the purpose of the trip). This month I seem to be blowing through the majority of my budget at the beginning of the month, so we’ll see how it goes. The $300 is still kind of new to me. I do have a weekend away toward the end of the month. Which will be money, but not grocery money.
- Sirloin tip roast, 5.29lbs @ $2.99/lb
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast, 5.67lbs @ $1.49/lb
- Green bells peppers, 4 packs of two @ $.89/ea
- Bananans, 2.85lbs @ $.44/lb
- Mini cucumbers, 1lb @ $.89
- Honeycrisp apples, 2lbs @ $4.29
- Clancy’s Cantina style tortilla chips, 2 bags @ $1.19/ea
- Family pack tortillas, 1 @ $1.99
- Woven wheat crackers, 1 box @ $1.69
- Facial tissue, 3pk @ $2.79
- Wax melts (harvest pear), 1pks @ $1.69/ea
- Yellow mum, 1 @ $2.99
Remaining Budget: $55.92
If you’ve been paying attention to my grocery posts, you might be wondering what I’m going to do with all the peppers? I bought four last week and now eight this time. I LOVED having these chopped and frozen in 1 cup portions, ready to throw into whatever I’m cooking. I did this the last time peppers were on sale and really want to build back up my store. I’ll also be making a big batch of oven fajitas with these, the chicken and some tri-color peppers that are already in my fridge. I may also use a couple to make either a batch of chili or a batch of stuffed pepper soup. So good. The roast is for later in the year. Tortillas for the fajitas I mentioned and just to have on hand. The Cantina style tortilla chips are fantastic; I hope they’re not a seasonal item and rather a new product they’re rolling out. Those and the crackers were snacks this week, along with the apples. A little more than I usually spend on apples, but a good price for Honeycrisp around here AND they have been really, really tasty. Really the meat ate up most of my budget this week and that’s ok — I have quite a bit still on hand from previous grocery trips. I also picked up a few non-food items this week. I’m not super picky about paper products and this was a decent price for a three pack, so grabbed these facial tissues. I thought we needed some, but when I got home I realized I still had two unopened boxes in the cupboard. So now we have lots of tissues. I wanted to try these wax melts because while I love my Scentsy, the melts can get a little expensive AND it’s kind of a hassle to get them. I don’t love a lot of scents, so when these appealed to me, I grabbed them. And the mum–I like to have a mum on my front porch in the fall. This is a super price for one, too!
Not a whole lot left in the budget now, but I am going to be away next weekend and plan to spend some time this weekend prepping easy meals for Michael to have while I’m away. He is very capable of getting his own food, but I find that having things prepared helps to avoid the Taco Bell run at least part of the time.