I am still getting back into the swing of things after our vacation. Yesterday we went to Wal-Mart and picked up some groceries so that I could make spaghetti today. I managed to pick up some school supplies while I was there as well. This is the first time I’ve bought groceries for our home in July, so my total for this month so far is 32.82, but will only have about 21 days included in this monthly total. My digital camera is dead right now, so no picture today. Here is a breakdown of what I bought:
4 rolls paper towels, 2 cans mandarin oranges, 1 pound butter, 1 jar mayonnaise, 1 loaf French bread, 1 bag popcorn, 1 pound ground beef, 1 pound Italian sausage, 2 packages spaghetti sauce mix, 10 packages cream cheese (price matched from Walgreen’s sale), 1 Clearasil, 10 bottles shampoo, 1 package index cards, and 20 spiral notebooks.
I made a spaghetti/meat sauce using green peppers from the garden (free), onion (25 cents), garlic (10 cents), 2 cans of diced tomatoes($1.72), 2 cans of tomato puree ($1.72), one pound ground beef ($2.98), 1 pound Italian sausage ($3.50), and spices ($1.96). The French bread was $1.50, which works out to a total of $13.73. I fed six adults with this for dinner and still have plenty of bread and sauce leftover for another meal. I was also able to use my "new to me" Pottery Barn pasta dishes that I picked up at a yard sale in Illinois last week.