October/November 2012 Food Budget

by Merissa on November 19, 2012

in Featured, Frugal shopping

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We settled into a little better budget this month since we've finally put up enough food to have a lot of "fresh" so our cost will go down. If you haven't seen my previous food budget posts, we budget $225 a month for "household and grocery". Here's what we picked up.

Vitacost: $5
I had several Vitacost credits (they were doing $10 off anything with each person that signs up under you but now it's $10 off $30, still a good deal!) I picked up, Dishwasher Detergent, Dishwasher Rinse Aid (this is the only stuff that seems to work for us), Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips x3, Newmans Mints x3, Bob's GF Oats x2.

Sam's Club: $21
Sour Cream, 5lb Cheese

Azure Standard: $140
Drainbo Drain Cleaner, Cream Cheese 9lb, Tomatoes, Spinach, Celery, Hot Dogs, Avocados, Vegenaise, Eggnog, Half & Half, Potato Starch x2, Olives, Baby Food, Oranges 40lb, Cheesecloth, Potatoes 5-lb (not shown).

Total: $166

Yay, we made it well under budget this month! We used our bulk buying methods to plan our shopping this month as we always do. Of course there is no meat in our monthly budgeting since that is all purchased in bulk just a few times a year.

I know our shopping methods are not typical so if you have questions for me please feel free to email or comment!

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1 Kelly November 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Does the potato starch work like corn starch but better for you? I’m starting to notice things about potato starch more and more but didn’t know it even existed until a couple months ago. We’ll be placing our second Azure order next week. Can’t wait until we get it. :-)

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2 Merissa November 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Yes, it works the same. I use it instead of corn starch because we are allergic to corn, I’m not sure if it’s healthier. I’m also going to use it in a gluten free flour blend.

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3 Tammy Ferencz November 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I am truly inspired! Thank you for sharing!

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4 Charley December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

What do you use the Drainbo for? I’ve seen you purchase it a couple of times now- are you using it for soap making?

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5 Merissa December 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

It’s like a natural version of DrainO, we are having a problem with clogged drains lately and I don’t want to use the chemical filled stuff!

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