Archive for the 'Groceries' Category

Keeping Track of Grocery Spending

photo credit: kevindean Food is always the one place we try to stay on budget but have a tough time staying with. When we weren’t living with my Mom, we spent at least $600, but sometimes as much as $800 I’m sure, a month on food – for a family of four. This included going [...]

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Eating Buffet Style

Straying from all my military moving talk, I wonder if people who eat at a buffet restaurant tend to eat more because they feel like they need to ‘get their money’s worth’ (said by my husband) or if they eat more because it is all right there. Buffets typically are not very expensive and I’m [...]

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Accepting the Grocery Bill

The past few weeks I’ve been reading up on finances just about anywhere I could. I have never been a great coupon user and have felt so determined to cut our grocery bill and have been frustrated when it just didn’t happen. I’ve shared that we have been doing our grocery shopping at Costco and [...]

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Grocery Shopping

Have you tried The Grocery Game yet? It’s a fun website that allows you to see what stores in your area are having sales on certain items – it also tells you if you should stock up on the item or if it is just on sale for the moment. I signed up for a [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Loving Costco

If it is possible, I think we love Costco more living here then we did in WA. We went a month ago and two weeks later still had quite a bit leftover. We also bought Kirkland brand white tshirts and a box of candy for a friend to send in a care package. Of course, [...]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Good Experience with Farmers Market

The first time I went to the Farmers Market here I was very disappointed. The veggies were lacking – in quantity and quality – and the prices seemed very high. My opinion changed over last weekend though! And in a good way. We found one stand in particular that has a large variety of veggies [...]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007


Military paydays are very predictable – the day of and the day after the commissary will be packed full of people shopping. Of course that can also mean the shelves are not as well stocked. We went shopping today, we didn’t need that many things and only had an hour so of course we couldn’t [...]

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Healthy Grocery Shopping

We went grocery shopping over the weekend, spending just under $300. Our monthly grocery budget has stayed between $550 and $650 and I’m learning to be okay with it. Our eating habits have really changed though and that is the reason the budget won’t change. We are eating a lot of fruits, veggies, chicken and [...]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Short Month

My husband has been home for the past few days for his regular days off. He is taking a week of leave though so he’ll be home quite a bit more then normal. It is going to be a short month for him. His current class quarter is over after this week and he’ll have [...]

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Grocery Update For Two Months

I have been working really hard at not spending a lot on groceries since the beginning of January. We had so much food stored up that we only went grocery shopping one time during that month. We ended up spending $386 and were fine. We used a lot of what we had and at the [...]

Thursday, March 1st, 2007