Thank you all so much for your well wishes for my dad yesterday. As of right now he is still in ICU but is also still very stable (a lot of pain, but stable!). They are hoping to move him out of ICU tomorrow and I will be flying up for a few days next week when he gets out of the hospital. Please continue sending your happy and healthy thoughts his way and I will definitely share any more updates on the blog.
I really enjoyed reading Jen’s post a few weeks ago about her big grocery shopping trip and I did a big one on Monday so thought it would be fun to share.
This grocery shop will be food for me and Eric for at least a week. It was also one of those stock up trips though where I picked up some things that we won’t have to buy again for months now (like cocoa powder!)
Oh I also tried this new ‘My Shopping List’ app and it worked really well. I like how you could categorize your list so that you can just look at the different categories depending what area of the store you’re in.
Eric and I are on a pretty strict grocery budget of $300 per month for the two of us (I know!) and this trip cost $166. We will probably do at least one or two more trips to the grocery store in February but it will just be to replenish small things like produce or protein.
Ok, here’s what we got!
From right to left:
- Romaine Lettuce
- Baby tomatoes
- Sweet Potato
- Mixed vegetables for Eric
- Frozen mango and strawberries for smoothies
- Brussel sprouts (my favourite!)
(We already had tilapia and salmon or fish would have made the list too)
- Tomato soup
- Sliced beets (for salads)
- Diced tomatoes just to have on hand – I have used these for a ton of random recipes before
Just greek yogurt this trip! We already had coffee cream, almond milk, sour cream and some assorted cheeses (havarti, gouda and marble) at home. Occasionally we will get cottage cheese but I didn’t this trip.
- Lemon juice
- Lime juice
- Siriacha sauce
- K-cups coffee
- Cocoa powder
This was a pretty big stock up for us. Other things that I consider essential but that we already had at home are; fish, peanut butter, coffee cream, cheese, oatmeal, rice, eggs, bread and quinoa.
What are your grocery store staples? What are your top three essentials that you ALWAYS must have? Mine are apples, coffee and coffee cream. Two things related to coffee — hmmm…