Grocery Geeking for the Holidays

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It’s been a quiet week around here. The kids are still recuperating from illness. There’s been lots of rain.

In light of recent events, I decided not to sweat the small stuff. Let’s have some peaceful days when we can. We went to the book store, we went to Costco for lunch, and we baked cookies.


I didn’t take any pictures before, during, or after. A trip to Costco has always been such a treat for my littler ones. My oldest is no longer quite so excited about the adventure. But, it had been some time since I took all SIX kids shopping with me.

And I didn’t mind in the slightest.

We bought 2 large boxes of crackers, 2 gallons of milk, 2.5 pounds of cheese, a dozen bagels, 3 loaves of bread, 1 half gallon of half and half, and 2 boxes of fruit leather.

Total spent $70.

Abundant Harvest Organics

The produce box this week was our last for several weeks. The fridge is full, so this will be a great time to use it all up. The box contained sweet potatoes, oranges, pears, chinese broccoli, mustard spinach, lettuce, potatoes, cilantro, onions, fennel, kale, squash, carrots, and spinach.

I’m experimenting with some homemade juices, so I’m going to see how some of these things fit in.

Total spent $36.

Total spent this week $106

Spent Month-to-Date : $612

I’ve still got some holiday groceries to buy, but I think we’re set for quite some time. Personally, I’m looking forward to shopping NEXT week on the holiday clearance.

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  1. I pinch every penny when I buy food. We shop mostly st Aldi. About 80% of our food is bought there. I can’t imagined how it would be cheaper for us to shop at a club warehouse. We have BJ’s & Sam’s Club here. Maybe I should take a free membership & check it out! By the way, I love your grocery geek updates. Very inspiring! Merry CHRISTmas to your family!

  2. woooaaah! Wait!!! What is this holiday shopping clearance you speak of? What sort of things should I be looking for?!?! Thanks!

  3. Looks like you’re having a pretty good month grocery spending wise. I’m doing okay this month (should be within budget) and am hoping to retrench a bit in January and rely more on pantry and freezer foods where we can. Enjoy the holidays with your family!

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