Groceries: week of May 28-June 3

Not bad on the budget this week—only $23.19 spent on produce, dairy, and a few extras to supplement what we’ve already got on hand in the pantry and freezer. The garden is teeming with herbs and snow peas, and the strawberries should be ripening any day now, which should keep us in snacks and sorbet for at least a couple of months. See below for the complete receipt breakdown, and what everything we bought this week will be used for.

Items purchased for this week:
• 1 1/2 lbs. Granny Smith apples (half for two quarts of apple-miso ice cream): $1.26
• 1 bunch bananas: $1.83
• 3 bulbs garlic: $1
• 1 head cabbage: $1.32
• 1 bunch cilantro (to supplement the Aerogarden crop): 49 cents
• 2 large shallots: 96 cents
• 1 jalapeño: 13 cents
• 1 serrano pepper: 5 cents
• 8 oz. Jack cheese: $1.79
• 1 can Spam: $2.59
• 4 oz. Parmesan cheese: $2.69
• 1 carton cream: $2.49
• 1 tall carton whole milk: $1.39
• 1/2 lb. peanuts: $1.39
• 1 large can hominy: $2.49

Bulk items purchased for the pantry/future use:
• Curry powder: $1.32


Meals for this week (plus leftovers):

Rotelle with roasted-carrot sauce
Roasted garlic soup with bread toasts
Asian Spam & noodles
Pozole verde
Pork and noodles in tamarind sauce
Asian slaw with peanuts & rice

Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dessert:

Hot oatmeal “granola” with walnuts and blueberries
-Garden eggs and homemade bread
Apple-miso ice cream
-Apples and bananas
-Homemade bread and peanut butter (bulk PB from Costco)
-Snow peas from the garden

4 responses to “Groceries: week of May 28-June 3

  1. Your grocery shopping tips are the best. I purchased yeast at Costco this week (while shopping with a friend and on their card) and am still enjoying some parsley from two weeks ago that has held up beautifully in the refrigerator in a glass of water. Soon I’ll be able to use from the garden, but it has been really nice to have it around.

    Anyway, off to a leftovers lunch (something we do about once a week). Whatever is leftover in the fridge is fair game! It keeps things from going to waste.

  2. Can’t believe you actually bought spam! 😉

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