Here it is, week 2 of my $40 a week grocery budget and I actually made it another week. Well, I overspent by $1.00 but for me that is still success! I went to Target and Aldi. I didn't get a picture of my Aldi groceries, well I thought I did but the memory stick wasn't in the camera. Yes, I know, I am brilliant.
I spent $20.16 at Target. I bought 2 lunchables, 3 packages of Chips Ahoy Cookies (I know, but I did take them to a couple people's houses), gallon of milk, 2 loaves of bread, 2 Kikkoman teriyaki sauces, 12 mini loaf foil pans (to be used for Christmas gifts), 2 boxes of Triscuits, 2 pkgs. of Oscar Meyer lunch meat and GE light bulbs and 4 packages of Bic pens. I found a new website called Totally Target where I found a lot of the deals with coupon match ups.
At Aldi I spent $20.58 because I got suckered into getting my son a $0.59 KitKat. Oh, I can't believe I did that but he was so cute. Anyway, at Aldi I just stocked up on some staples - 2 bags of flour, brown sugar, powdered sugar, regular sugar (I was making cinnamon rolls), 2 packages of butter, 2 gallons of milk, vegetable oil and I think that was about it.
Again I will say that obviously what I bought doesn't make meals, but I have a lot of vegetables and fruit canned and frozen. I still have some meat in the freezer as well, but I will need to stock up on that this coming week. I am hoping to make it to Trader Joes sometime soon so I can see how much I can get there for $40.00. We shall see.