Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shopping List for February 1 - February 7


FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
Boneless chicken thighs @ 1.77lb - $5.89
Pork loin roast @ 1.88lb - $7.31
Carrot - $.19
12-pack toilet paper - $3.99

TOTAL - $17.67

HEB (Tuesday):
2 quarts heavy cream @ 3.56 each - $7.12
Shower spray - $1.97
Sugar free passion fruit drink mix - $1.88

TOTAL - $11.29

ALDI (Thursday):
2 dozen eggs @ .99 each - $1.98
Bread - $.85
Coffee - $3.99
Butter - $2.29
2 cans tomato paste @ .39 each - $.78
1 pound jalapeƱos - $.70

TOTAL - $10.54

KROGER (Thursday):
6 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.76
12-pack diet soda @ 2.39 (minus 10% discount) - $2.15
Peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61
Coconut milk (on clearance) - $.99
Colby cheese @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
Frozen green beans @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
Frozen Asian blend vegetables @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
24-ounce cottage cheese @ 2.00 (minus 10% discount) - $1.80
American cheese @ 3.99 (minus 10% discount) - $3.59

TOTAL - $16.07

GRAND TOTAL - $55.57 (over budget by $5.57)


I didn't like the coffee that I bought at Aldi last week but this week I found a winner. The one I bought last week was the Beaumont Coffee "House Blend", which is a medium roast coffee. The flavor wasn't terrible but it left an awful bitter aftertaste. Today I bought the Barissimo "Donut Store Blend", which is a light roast coffee. I tried one of Aldi's light roast coffees a while back and didn't care for it (I don't recall which one) but this one is just right. It's very smooth and mellow with no bitter taste. It has just enough coffee flavor to keep it from being too boring once I add a lot of cream and sweetener. The best part is that it's within my $3.99 maximum coffee price range. This will probably be my last bag of coffee until next winter when it turns cold again. Spring will be here in a few weeks and I don't have much interest in coffee when it's warm out.

I didn't really need any eggs this week but I bought a couple dozen anyway while they're still 99-cents at Aldi. I seem to go through at least a couple dozen per week lately.

I splurged on a nice pork roast on Tuesday. It's been a while since we've had any pork other than ground pork, ham or sausage. At least the price per pound was pretty good, even if it cost over $7.00, and there are no bones in it so there's no waste for the price. I was happy to see that it has a nice thick layer of fat on it which is unusual these days for pork loin roasts. Without that thick layer fat, they can be very dry when roasted.



  1. One carrot ??? Please explain don't leave us wondering.

    1. Ha ha! Take a look at my menu for this week HERE. I used the carrot to make some soup yesterday.