Happy to say that I have been quite frugal this month. I set aside $500 for food purchases. Some of the purchases are actually good into April.
At Walmart I purchased 2 large bags (48 links each) of Jones Turkey Sausage, 3 twenty four ounce bacon packages, one large Land o Lakes light spreadable butter, Four four packs of yogurts, two lemon Chobani yogurts and an 8 count box of bakery donuts on clearance. Total spent was $56.97
At Shoprite an 18 count eggs, 4 cases of water, 8 pounds of Land o Lakes butter (regular and sweet), A package of Margarita hard salami, Irish Cheddar cheese, 3.5 lbs of cabbage, a head of iceburg lettuce, 4 lbs of sugar (remember when bags were 5 lbs?) and a 2.5 lb corned beef. $58.31
Produce Market, 4 lbs of mini carrots, stuffed bread, chicken cutlets (was feeling ill last few days, wanted some cooked chicken to put on a salad) 2 lbs of asparagus 1.69 lbs Broccoli, 1 lb swiss chard, sour cream, longhini sausage, spring mix, bananas, celery, 4 pounds spaghetti squash, 4 deli salads, grape tomaotoes, 2 salad cucumbers, yellow, red, green peppers, 2 lbs of mushrooms $92.75
Costco, Twin pack skinny pop corn, pop chips, 10 lbs onions, 18 pack Thomas' english muffins, Smoked salmon, beef rib eye steaks, spiral ham, Rack of Lamb, 10 lbs baking potatoes, case of Starbucks Cafe Verona K cups. $147.50
Total spent $355.57 at stores, plus $16.00 for farm eggs (4 dozen, great price!)
I anticipate only spending a bit more for dairy and veggies/fruit the rest of the month. I will be under budget.