I did my $20 weekly grocery shop yesterday. I spent $20.02 at Aldi and here's what I got:
A block of cheddar
A bag of coffee
A bag of spring mix salad
A can of jumbo biscuits
A bag of flour
A bag of walnuts
Here are the adjustments I had to make:
I planned to get croutons and dried cranberries for the salad. Instead, I made my own croutons, and I used raisins in place of the cranberries.
I planned to get milk and granola, but that will have to wait another week.
I planned to get Swiss cheese and feta for recipes, but had to pass.
I had salsa on my list, but I will not make any Mexican dishes this week.
I was hoping to get maple syrup for pancakes and French toast, but it was obviously way out of my reach.
I wanted to get brown sugar for my oatmeal; again, that will have to wait.
I had peanut butter on my list, but I am still scraping the sides of my jar, and that will have to do.
I bought caramel-flavored coffee which was on sale, rather than the "donut shop" coffee I first put in my cart.
The biscuits were not on my list but they were cheap and adaptable for many things.
Now, bear in mind, I have plenty of food in my freezer. This is a personal challenge; I just want to see if I can do it. And if I can sustain it, that would be great!
Edit: I also spent $47 on a birthday gift for one of my grandsons.
September 12th, 2022 at 12:36 am 1662939394
I was thinking about you the other day and wondered in your $20 shopping if you considered buying some nondairy powder creamer so you wouldn't have to do without if you run out again. Granted, it isn't as good as the liquid stuff, but it might do in a pinch.
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