Haul from Grandma and Grandpa's: FREE
There were a few things we brought from home we didn't eat (yogurt/fruit snacks), but most of this was given by my in-laws.
$6 for peanut butter and grapes for free from my mother.
This is a stock-up trip for us. At the beginning of March, I bought bulk flours from Sam's to make our own bread at the lowest price possible. I am now out of bread flour, and have about half of the all purpose flour left. We haven't made more than a small dent in the oil, vinegar, cocoa, and rice we bought at the same time.
I bake a loaf of bread between 1 and 3 times a week, and make homemade pizza or buns at least once per month. It has taken us about 5 months to work through the 25 pound bag of bread flour.
This go round I bought Clif Bars, baking soda, bread flour, all purpose flour, raisins, apple juice, and almonds.
food cost: $65.43 (minus the Borax, dish wands, and a night light on clearance)
Target: $15.98 for Clif Bars
Dorothy Lane: $9 for 3 gallons of milk
Now, if I want to keep my monthly average to $400, this means I have $117.46 left to spend over the next 2 weeks. (We spent $97.90 last week).
Now, we are by no means poor, and it will not break the bank to spend a bit more, but I do like a challenge.
Our fridge/pantry is rather overflowing still, so I have decided to do a mini pantry challenge the next 2 weeks, only buying fresh produce and necessities, and keeping my spending to $60 each week.
Can I do it?