Just went to QFC. Mega sale is in. Most of the stuff is things that I don't buy, but my vegetarian daughter does. I buy regular food for all four of us, and she buys any alternative food she wants to supplement. We take turns when we buy take out, she bus about every third time. Take out is a good alternative to going out. You are buying your own drinks and we can with careful planning and some coupons get dinner about four dollars. Still a splurge, but manageable.
I got grape tomatoes for 2.00
Pasta was a buck, coupons for a dollar off three. Only some varieties count, but I was able to get a reasonable selection of what dear husband would eat. Net .67
Blues were 2.50
BBQ meat was 3.99 and I had a dollar coupon. - net 2.99
Pork chops were BOGO, 2.50 per meal,
Stew beef 6.00 a pound
Sandwich meat, ham and turkey were 2.99 ea and I had .50 each coupons, net 2.49
Spent 37.00. Saved thirty dollars.
What to do with what I got
1) BBQ beef sandwiches with French fries ( 2.00 a package). Dinner 2.50 plus a salad.
2) pork chops, a gratin potatoes, green beans 2.50, .50..50 3.00
3) pizza. , homemade crust, sausage 2.95
4) beef stroganoff. 6.50
5) blueberry waffles, , yogurt parfaits 4.00
6) red spaghetti with red sauce , green beans , French bread 2.97
7) baked cod, oven roasted root veggies, bread 5.00
Does not include staples, does include some food purchased in other weeks. 25.50
Not quite a hundred dollars a month, but pretty good in my book. Add breakfast and lunches and cost of staples and you are well under 75.00 a week. USDA stats for two of is is 85.40 , September figures.
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