Grocery ads are here! That means I get to plan out my weeks shopping trip. I’m not much of a shopaholic but I do love a good bargain. If live in Connecticut and you can follow along with my grocery shopping. As a general rule I set the following price ceilings for meat:
Whole Chicken – $1.00 per lb
Ground Beef – $2.00 per lb
Ground Turkey/meat loaf mix – $2.00 per lb
Pork – $1.60 per lb
Steak – $7.00 per lb
Salmon – $5.00 per lb
I general these are the meats that I cook with. I’ll occasional buy scallops for special occasions, and those tend to be pretty pricey at around $15 per lb.
My freezer is super stocked right now with meat both prepared and raw. I’ll be mostly buying produce this week.
6/6 Monday – PriceRite, driving distance: 2.5 miles round trip
2 bags mixed greens for salads – $3.00
1 gallon milk – $2.79
8oz feta cheese – $1.79
Lipton tea bags – $2.99
6/10 Friday – Geissler’s, driving distance: 7.2 miles roundtrip
1 lbs peaches – $0.99
1 lbs plum tomatoes – $0.99
1 head iceberg lettuce – $0.99
1 watermellon – $2.99
Total for the week: $14.54
It’s going to be a cheap week. My freezer and pantry are at a place where I feel comfortable waiting for sales. It’s been 2 months since I started trying out this new meal prep and freezing of cooked foods for easy meal prep in the evening. I think this is the month where the cost will finally start to average out. In April and May I was still building my stock so my budgeted amount for groceries, while it was still $100 less than it was a year ago, was still pretty normal. I’m hoping that I can get that number down a bit more, especially with the impending increase in our elect bill due to cooling costs. Happy shopping!