2lbs Applegate Farms Turkey $3.99/lb
1 Salami and Provolone Tray $3.99
1lb Pepperoni $2.99
4 Uncured Bacon $3.99/lb
1 Uncured Hot Dogs $4.49
3lbs Italian Chicken Sausage $3.99/each
3lbs Apple Chicken Sausage $3.99/each
2 Tubs of Organic Plain Yogurt $2.99each
2 Kerrygold Salted Butter $2.99 each
1 Gallon of Whole Milk $2.99
2 Dozen Eggs $1.69/each
2 Cans of Organic Tomato Paste $.89/each
4 Cans of Organic Tomatoes $1.99/each
1 Jar of Organic Marinara Sauce $2.29
2 Bottles of Organic Ketchup $1.99/each
1 Jar of Organic Relish $1.99
2 Jars of Organic Mayo $3.49/each
2 Boxes of Dog Treats $3.49/each
1lb of Organic Whole Carrots $.89
1lb of Organic Broccoli Slaw $1.99
2lbs of Brown Rice Pasta $1.99/each
5lbs of Hash Browns $1.69/each
4lbs of French Fries $1.99/each
It has been close to 3 months since our last Trader Joe's trip. We have been eating a lot from our freezer and pantry, so we needed to restock a bit. I picked up more convenience items than normal. Summer is a busy time for us. I like to have quick stuff on hand to help with the craziness of summer and for when we have unexpected guests.
2 Loaves of Sourdough $4/each
1 Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar $5.99
3/4lb Organic Green Lentils $1
3 Cans of Chickpeas .89/each
2 Cans of Cannellni Beans .89/each
Notes: Normally, I like to buy dry beans, but they were really expensive at Whole Foods. The canned beans were cheaper than the dried (even accounting for "water weight"). The green lentils were an okay buy for the bulk bin. In my area it's difficult to buy more "exotic" beans, so I have to save up for an online bulk order.
World Market $11.82 (with tax)
Zapp's Chips $1.99
Woodchuck Apple $ 1.99
Woodchuck Raspberry $1.99
Sam Adams Cherrywheat $1.99
Notes: All these items are splurge stuff. The chips are for a picnic we are planing, beer for the hubs. He drinks about 4-6 a year. Woodchuck is his absolute favorite!
Remaining Budget: $ 32.39
You may notice that we picked up very little produce. We participate in a CSA that provides us with many veggies during the summer and fall months. We buy most of our meat from a local farm.
Realistically, the rest of our budget will be spent on produce to round out our CSA share and dairy. We have a $0 eating out budget for the month. Although, we do have a gift card that we might use.
I find that having a few planned splurges makes frugal living easier. What are your splurge items?