Grocery Cart Sunday!

We had family coming in for the weekend and we planned to go offshore fishing on Saturday so when I left the office on Friday, I stopped at Publix.

What a shop that was! Not in a good way, necessarily. I've realized that YES prices have been creeping up ...

I mean, geesh, I spent ELEVEN DOLLARS on white seedless grapes. I didn't realize that until I was home but wow.  I've told everyone that we are eating every last one of those grapes and the stems too!

One stop this week and it was way over what my self imposed, unwritten budget is:


Yes, really.

I had to put groceries away fairly quickly by the time I got home but this
was the stuff going to the other kitchen fridge.

Let's take a look and see what I bought and then we can do an evaluation, ok?

Cracker Barrel cheese slices X 4 @ $2.50 each
Chicken breakfast sausage that were B!G!F x 6 total @ $3.29 for two
Hillshire Farms lunchmeat X 8 @ $3.67 each
Toasted pita chips $3.69
Spaghetti x 2 B1G1F @ $1.59 for both
KCups (Dunkin Donuts) $9.49 (!)
KCups (McCafe) $5.99
2 4 pks of hoagie rolls $2.69 each
2 tubs cool whip B1G1F $1.99 each (gosh, this used to be cheaper?)
Qt half and half $2.79
8 oz pepper jack cheese $2.50
8 oz  sharp cheddar $3.50
2 pkgs raspberries $3.34 each
2 pgs of blueberries $3.44 each
Grapes $11.73 (!!)
2 bunches bananas $1.43 and $1.66
Bag of pre-cooked sausage patties $5.49
pantiliners $1.19
frozen limeade (for next weekend!) $2.09
2 pkgs of mini burger buns $2.50 each
12 pk LaCroix Berry $4.00
2 bags of chips $2.50 each
1 bag of Bugles $1 (should have just bough all Bugles for the price!)

And that is what $136 bought. Seriously??

So, here's the deal: buns and sausage patties and cheese were for sausage and cheese biscuits/sandwiches for breakfast. Problem is that I only made 10 and still have 14 buns left and a lot of sausage too.

The lunchmeat and hoagie rolls were for sandwiches on the boat. Only used 2 pkgs of lunchmeat and 6 rolls. Needless to say, I will be eating a lot of lunchmeat on my salads this week for lunch!

The chips were G O N E within minutes.

The grapes are still here, as are the berries!

I have a new recipe I'm trying that needs the limeade ... hope to be able to share this week before the holiday weekend!

Have you been staying on YOUR grocery budget?

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties ... go check them out!

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  1. Stopping by from Sunday's Best Linkup. Score! That's a lot of lunch meat, but you worked that budget this week. When I find Cool Whip on sale, I stock up. I just throw it in the freezer. Thaws in minutes when needed.


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