Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weekly Shopping


 Fulton Farms CSA Share (all organic) : 6 ears corn, 2 quarts tomatoes, 2 lb potatoes, 2 onions, 3 zucchini, 10 bulbs garlic, 1.5 lbs carrots, 1 pint blackberries: $22

Babies R Us:
2 6-pack Take n Toss Lidded Containers (our stainless steel ones are too hard for kids to open independently, and the 6 year old ones are almost dead):
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$8.11

Whole Foods:
Organic Ezekial Bread: $3.99
3 Soy Dream Half-Gallon Soy Milks: $11.97
2 Blue Diamond Chocolate Almond Milk $5.00
1 Half-Gallon Organic Soy Milk (making yogurt!): $2.99
1 6.5 oz container black pepper: $7.99
1 Earth's Best Organic Waffles: $3.49
1 Organic Bacon: $4.99
1 pint local honey: $10.99
1 pint dairy-free Coconut Yogurt (using as a starter): $1.99
1 Organic Peanut Butter: $2.99
1 bottle Turmeric: $3.99
1 dozen Organic Eggs: $2.59
3 lb organic bananas: $2.11
Organic Arugula: $1.99
Organic Heirloom Lettuce: $3.99
1 pint Organic Blueberries: $4.49
3 Organic Kiwi: $2.67
 1 bunch Organic Celery: $2.49
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$80.71

Walmart:
1 newspaper: $2
1 96 ox Apple Juice: $2.48
3 lb Sugar: $2.26
2 50 sq feet Reynolds Foil: $4.96
2 65 count quart size Walmart Brand Freezer Bags: $7.56 (this was cheaper per bag by $0.01/bag than couponing)
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$20.20

Total:
$131.03 for all
$108.39 for food

Number of food items:50
Number organic:37
% organic: 74%


Room for improvement: I'd like to perfect homemade bread, but I'm am going to spend time perfecting that soy yogurt first. I'm happy with Ezekial bread, as it is already frozen and has plenty of protein, though I see Whole Foods may have it at the best price. I plan on washing and reusing any freezer bags that do not hold meat (most are used for preserving berries, veggies, and beans.)

We are saving money on weekday breakfasts by having "toast soldiers" (toast with jam sliced into strips) at least two mornings a week. Our son is very regimented and particular, and it has taken a while to break him of his morning waffle habit.


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