I went to two stores this week: Aldi and Sam’s Club. At Aldi, I stocked up on cheap produce: mushrooms, colored peppers, oranges, and dairy products: cheese, milk, eggs, sour cream. I spent $30 at Aldi but I didn’t take a picture and of course, we’ve already eaten up almost everything from that trip. I went back to Aldi’s a couple days later to get more peppers and mushrooms, but they were out.
At Sam’s Club I spent $50. I bought 10 lbs of ground beef. I went for their 10 lb rolls, but they didn’t have any so I rang the bell to ask about them. Turns out their packaging machine was broken but I talked with the butcher long enough to get what they did have (normally more expensive) for the same price as the roll. I also bought their Spring Mix Salad which used to be organic but isn’t right now. So, I stopped on the way out and asked about that. They said they should have the Organic Spring Mix back in stock in a few months. I really liked their organic salads and am not happy that they aren’t carrying them right now. I also bought 4 pounds of frozen blueberries and 5 pounds of frozen strawberries. They are great for muffins and smoothies. And finally, I bought a pack of bananas. Only 2 survived the trip home and you can see the one that looks like it was run through with a knife while somebody opened a package. It’s really gross. I wish I would have found it before we left so I could have exchanged them.
So, this week I have been cooking up that ground beef. I’m already $80 into my $250 budget this month which is a little unsettling since it’s only March 5. Keep reading to see how I make the most of the rest of my budget. My staples are still stocked so that will help!
See what I did with my ground beef here! I’m happy with the results from my shopping last week. What did you get?