Sunday, May 20, 2007

shopping list to last about a month....

I was asked if I make a big list/plan out my shopping trips..and really I don't like some folks do.
Yesterday's shopping trip was a little planned in that I took the time to go through some of my Weight Watchers cookbooks and try to choose a few meals that I would like to make. Then I built up from there...with the intent of making a point to make sure that I stocked up on plenty of frozen vegetables, plenty of meat products, plenty of things for the pantry such as pastas and sauces and a few canned items.
I made a point to switch over to less sugary foods/snacks for my children. Choosing instead to purchase cereals like shredded wheat/and snacks like peanuts, pretzels and crackers and dessert related items like jellos and puddings.Making a point to try to get store brand items as possible

Here is a run down on what was purchased:
1 lb bacon
3 packages of boneless porkchops (about 4-5 chops to a package)
2 pkgs cream cheese
1 bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 pkgs breakfast sausage links
4 pkgs ground chuck
2 pkg Italian sausage
1 large pkg stew beef
1 large pkg macaroni pasta
3 mac and cheese dinner pkgs
2 large boxes of bow tie pasta
3 boxes jiffy pizza crust mix
1 large bag brown rice
1 jar applesauce
1 ctnr parmesan cheese/shaker kind
1 ctnr mustard dijon type
1 jar green olives
3 lb ctnr Smart balance butter spread
1 ctnr orange juice
1 ctnr beef buillon cubes
1 ctnr real bacon bits for salad
2 cans pepper jack cheese flavored soup for quesadillas
1 ctnr butter cream frosting
1 key lime dessert kit
1 pumpkin dessert kit
2 cake mixes
1 ctnr pepper rings
1 ctnr peanuts
1 jar apple juice
4 pkgs cornbread mix
1 bag pretzels
2 rolls of biscuits
2 rolls of crescents
1 bag sugar
1 bag flour
1 ctnr cilantro spice
1 pkg splenda for baking
2 pkgs sliced ham
2 pkg whole grain tortillas
2 6 pks of yogurt
1 gallon white vinegar
1 ctnr squeeze ketchup
1 ctnr mayonnaise
1 ctnr italian style bread crumbs
1 jar salsa
1 box of barley for soups
2 large boxes of baking soda
2 ctnrs of dishwasher detergent
1 ctnr dish detergent
3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes
1 lb yellow onions
1 cantaloupe
nearly 2 lbs of golden delicious aples
1 head of cabbage
1 loaf whole wheat bread
2 dozen freerange style brown eggs
1 pkg tomatoes
1 pkg paper towels the 3 pk.
1 red bell pepper
6 green bell peppers
3 jalepeno peppers to make fresh salsa with
1 head of lettuce
2 pkg of frozen pie crust5 pkgs shredded cheeses/different varieities
2 boxes of cereal
2 boxes of graham crackers
2 pkgs of other variety wheat crackers
7 pkgs of pudding mixes
1 large ctnr cool whip
6 pkgs of varieties of jello
4 pkgs of muffin mixes
1 ctnr crisco
3 cans tomato sauce
2 cans white hominy
3 cans black beans
2 cans garbanzo beans
2 cans asparagus cuts
1 bottle greek style vinagrette dressing
1 can chopped black olives
4 cans chopped tomatoes/2 of italian style seasoned/2 were mexi style seasoned
2 cans of chili beans
17 bags of frozen vegetables/mixed varieties like whole green beans, broccoli, pepper medleys, squash medleys, steam peas,corn, etc.

o.k. that is the list..
my total expenditure.......


Nancy Jo said...

Thank you for taking the time to post your list, always fun to see what someone else buys.People you don't know at the store get a little cranky when you start going through their cart to see what they got.HA.
I don't plan my meals ahead either to much. I never know for sure what is going to be going on around here. I usually decide that morning what I will be doing, and even then it sometimes gets changed. I took out a sirloin steak this morning and will be putting it in a baggie with my marinade. Nice day today, so will grill that and slice it up thin.
Hey you know what I mopped my kitchen floor with yesterday? cascade dishwashing liguid. One of my Grand daughters{cute as can be} spilled coke all over the floor, very sticky! Couldn't get it to be NON sticky, so I thought, ok, lets try the cascade, well I got myself a clean foor.
Wow this got long, to much coffee again!

Tracey said...

Wow! I'm impressed. City Boy insists on shopping here; he's a shop-a-holic, I kid you not. He's got this funky schedule where he only actually works half the month, and he's drawn to Costco like a moth to a flame on his days off. I wouldn't doubt that he's there 8 times a month!

GardenGoose said...

LOL hubby likes to shop too..but mostly at stores like Target and such.
Me, I could care less unless it's like at a plant nursery or a garden department, and I love magazines about home decor and gardening and farm life so that's usually the things I gravitate towards at a store.
but grocery shopping to me is just plain boring..but once I have the tools in the pantry and refrigerator I can put on a "mean feed" but it's the acquiring the goods that I don't care for.
I think what makes it the least enjoyable for me is that the stores always tend to be busy with lots of people, sometimes several carts at a time on a single aisle and near "cart jams" where I just prefer quiet over the shopping experience.

Elizabeth said...

I love shopping in the quiet too. Nancy Jo you crack me. I too am one that loves to see what other people buy. It amazes me momwill have a cart full of junk and sugar and wonder why their kids are bouncing off the wall. LOL