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I didn’t make nearly the meals that I planned to last week, since Katie and I were both feeling a bit off. We hunted and pecked a lot, so my kitchen inventory is pretty intact from last week’s list. We all wanted to change up the foods in the rotation and are just about out of a few staples, so the grocery list is a bit astronomical this week. It is mostly justified  – in my head anyway – and contains bulk purchases, so I’m happy overall. I do plan on scaling back again next week. This is a much better feeling than the usual “HOW DID WE SPEND $200 THIS WEEK?!”

This is how we spent it.

Kitchen Inventory

(I crossed out what we used up last week)

Fridge

  • 6 4 heads romaine lettuce
  • Bubbie’s lacto-fermented sauerkraut
  • lacto-fermented cauliflower
  • maple syrup
  • cerignola olives
  • green grapes [going into freezer]
  • red grapes [going into freezer]
  • leftover pasta salad
  • chicken broth [going into freezer or making bullion – dehydrated or Jenny’s method in my slow cooker]
  • blueberries
  • watermelon [going into freezer for granita]
  • cantaloupe [going into freezer for granita]
  • turnip
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers
  • beets
  • radishes
  • green onions
  • celery
  • carrots
  • horseradish
  • honey mustard sauce
  • strawberries
Freezer
  • coconut milk ice cream – green tea, chocolate, and chocolate peanut butter
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • swordfish steaks
  • spinach
  • bison roast
  • broccoli
  • shrimp
  • pork chops
  • oxtail (for broth)
  • beef knuckles (for broth)
  • peas
  • avocado
  • sliced onions
  • ground beef
  • raw liver pills
  • gluten-free cupcakes
  • diced tomatoes
  • brazil nuts
  • sun-dried tomatoes
Chest Freezer
  • sirloin steaks
  • chuck eye steaks
  • cranberries
  • beef stew chunks
  • short ribs
  • soup bones
  • beef tenderloin
  • 2 briskets
  • fish bones and heads (stock)
  • 1 gallon raw milk
  • new york strip steaks
Pantry
  • Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin
  • wakame flakes (seaweed)
  • dulse powder (seaweed)
  • garlic
  • yellow onions [slicing in food processor and then going into freezer in ice cube tray portions]
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 15 oz can wild salmon
  • coconut flour
  • capers
  • Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter
  • coconut oil
  • red lentils
  • Let’s Do Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes [to make coconut milk]
  • 1 jar salsa
  • red quinoa
  • whole barley
  • steel-cut oats
  • whole oats
  • white rice
  • split peas
  • popcorn
  • white rice flour
  • sorghum flour
  • whole grain rye flour
  • corn meal
  • marshmallows
  • dairy-free chocolate chips
Countertops
  • 1 banana
  • 4 apples
  • 1 overripe pear
  • 1 plantain
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes


Grocery Receipts

Trader Joe’s

  • Applegate Farms hot dogs   $4.99 $2.99

Applegate Farms Facebook offer $2 OFF coupon (I was able to print twice)

  • Wild haddock fillets (fish) $0.63 lb @ $7.99/lb   $5.03
  • Organic 3-pack tri-color bell peppers   $4.29
  • Blister peanuts, 13 oz bag  $2.69
  • Raw Almonds, 1 lb bag  $4.49
  • 4 Organic avocados   3.99
  • Organic brown rice pasta, 1 lb bag   $1.99 (Katie special request)
  • Organic tomato paste, 6 oz can   $.89 [for homemade lacto-fermented ketchup]
  • Pomegranate seeds, 5.3 oz   $3.99 (Katie request)

Total $30.35

Whole Foods Market

  • Organic arborio rice (bulk) 1.02 lbs @ $3.99/lb   $4.07 (for back up in case of bellyache or illness)
  • 1 365 Brand organic potato chips   $2.49
  • 1 Plantain @ $0.99/lb $0.44
  • 365 Brand organic black tea, 70 bags   $3.99 (mainly for kombucha)
  • 18 organic bananas @ $0.99/lb   $6.99
  • Organic Yukon potatoes, 2 lb bag   $2.99
  • 4 Organic Fuji apples, 1.89 lbs @ $2.49/lb   $4.71
  • 4 Organic yellow peaches, 1.31 lbs @1.99/lb (on sale from $2.99/lb)   $2.61
  • Turkey thigh, 1.68 lbs @ $4.99   $8.38
  • ground turkey thigh, 0.5 lb @ 4.99/lb   $2.54 (for cat)
  • ground pork, .5 lb @ 4.99/lb (on sale)   $2.69 (for cat)
  • Organic Valley organic whole milk $3.99 $3.24 (for hubby)
  • 365 Brand wild Skipjack tuna, 24 5 oz cans @ $1.69/each   $40.56 $36.50 (case discount 10%)

Organic Valley $0.75 coupon through Make Change, Not Waste iphone app

$.10 discount for reusable bag

Total $81.54

Farmers’ Market  (all items are from The Garden Gate Farm – farm is organic and meat is organic and pastured)

  • bratwurst pork sausage
  • hot Italian pork sausage
  • Andoiuie pork sausage
  • herb and cheese pork sausage
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 heads cauliflower

Total $54.20

Amazon.com

Total $71.62

Grand Total $237.71

Explanation of total in a follow up post: both good and bad points (estimating issues, forgetting to add items to grocery list, curbing unnecessary purchase, bulk purchases, and where I saved money to spend a bit more on food)

This post is part of Monday Mania.

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