It is only the first day of February and already most of my money for the month is gone. There are three reasons for this:
#1) I went to Costco so stocked up on a few things that will last a while
#2) Impulse/unplanned buys
#3) Trying to keep the darn husband happy by buying him foods he likes :)
February also represents a change in our diet. Last year I started reading Nourishing Traditions and I am very interested in getting back to a more traditional diet. Though I know that I will never go all out and follow it exactly, I do feel more that I need to add in some of the practices (that I am not already doing anyway). For that reason we will be eating more fish and this month I will be trying my hand at lacto-fermenting vegetables with whey from raw milk that I ordered for the first time yesterday. I am excited to go pick that up tomorrow.
organic steaks* - 7.80
5 lb apples* - 3.99
1 lb lemons - 1.49
approx. 1 lb frozen sole - 5.14
.89 lb frozen mahi mahi - 4.89
1 lb shredded mozzarella - 3.49
15 oz canned salmon - 2.69
raw milk parmesan reggiano - 4.87
1 lb organic rotini - 1.38
2 bananas* - .38
5 lb clementines - 5.89
Total - $45.30
*None of these purchases were planned. The bananas were to keep the kid happy in the store (you pay per banana at TJ), the oranges just looked so darn good (but have you ever had a blood orange? I was a little grossed out when I cut into it the first time!), and the steaks will be part of a Valentine's Day meal for the husband who loves but gets very little meat. The apples were bought because the kid decided to grab one out of the open tote and take a bite before I could stop him. Needless to say it was a wild trip and I was that mom with that kid.
4 dozen eggs - 2.18 each
1/2 gallon milk - 3.49 + 2 bottle deposit
6 oz plain yogurt - 0.80
1 lb organic elbows - 1.67
1 lb organic fusilli - 1.67
organic soy sauce - 3.19
Clif Z-Bars* - 3.00
2 lb ground turkey - 7.98
1 lb turkey fillets - 6.71
red cabbage - 3.52
Total - 43.16
*I debated these, I really did. I actually put back the honey graham flavor ones I picked up originally but grabbed the Smores ones when I saw the box. So I did not restrain myself enough to say no, but these quick snacks have come in handy!
10 lb organic carrots
1 lb sea salt (not pictured)*
minced garlic (not pictured)*
5 lb organic frozen corn
5 lb organic frozen green beans
5 lb organic frozen veggie mix*
2 32 oz jars organic peanut butter
2 lb organic butter
16 individual cups mandarin oranges*
Total - approx. 67
*The salt, garlic, and mixed veggies were not on my list but were things I needed. I did not need the mandarin oranges and think the real thing in the peel is the better choice, but I have been looking for these (meaning in juice, not syrup or Splenda water) for a year to keep in the diaper bag as a quick snack when peeling is not an option.
5 lb clementines - 5.99
3 lb organic apples - 2.99
2 lb cheddar cheese - 3.00
4 8 oz coconut waters* - 4.00
Total - 2.45 after my $25 credit
*I did not plan on the butternut squash or the waters but the squash was calling my name and the coconut waters are to have on hand in case we get sick again as they are like a natural Gatorade.
The Grain Lady
No picture but I got a quart of expellar pressed coconut oil and 5 lb of organic popcorn. The oil was $14.95 and the popcorn was $6.
I really need to get better about keeping up with my receipts. Maybe next time.