I went to the store on the way home and picked up some things for next week, so it's time for the first receipt! We are aiming for $40 a week for two people, and so far, we are on track...
I bought a pizza for dinner tonight (too tired to make from scratch) for $3.50, a gallon of milk ($2.99), loaf of whole wheat bread ($1.93), some frozen veggies and spinach ($1.56 and $0.64 respectively), some butter for baking ($0.64), a bottle of wine ($8.79), some oil ($2.18), a can of beans ($.0.68) and two cans of diced tomatoes ($1.38). The frozen veggie blend and spinach and beans and tomatoes will go into a minestrone tomorrow, if neccessary. Otherwise, it will hang out until we use it on our own. Technically, the pizza was for this week and the wine is not counted in groceries, but since the total is pretty low, I might keep them in and see how we do for an extra challenge!
I passed up a 5 lb. bag of whole wheat flour for $3, and am thinking of getting a little from the bulk section instead. We have about 1.5 cups left in the pantry, and I like having plenty around for pizza dough, crepes, pancakes, and I NEED a cup for muffins mid-week, so I might scoop up a cup or so and pay a little less.
I'll keep posting throughout the weekend. We seriously need some produce in this house!