I seem to spend a ridiculous amount on groceries - bearing in mind we cook almost everything from scratch - inc pasta, bread, cheese, ice-cream, we grow lots of our own veggies and have chickens for eggs, we buy no junk food like chips or lollies, don't drink soft drink and hardly ever drink alcohol....there's only me and DH (plus 2 decent size dogs and a cat) and DH works away 2 weeks on and 1 week off, you would think my shopping bill would be rather small. However I seem to spend on average $200 a week when he's not home and at least $300-$400 on the week he comes home!
I think I'm doing something wrong somewhere..... :O
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05-04-2014 16:20 #251
05-04-2014 17:24 #252
Maybe $300 a month. I shop mid monthmonth when dp gets paid and try stretch 2 weeks worth out for 3/4 weeks. I top up fresh weekly
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05-04-2014 19:59 #253
My mother on law buts me my cooking oil...not sure why but I've never had to buy it. Veg lasts us nearly 2 weeks. Fruit not so much.
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06-04-2014 00:26 #254
06-04-2014 00:31 #255Senior Member
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$200 -$250 per f/n
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06-04-2014 04:46 #256
Ok I'm in too! At the moment our grocery shopping is all over the place, done a every few days by both DH and I and yep, we are wasting a LOT of $$!
I said to him yesterday (after a quick assessment of our pantry and freezer) that we are doing a pantry challenge and would not be spending another cent on groceries for the next 10 days. He looked a little horrified! But seriously we have lots of food to see us through, we just need to be better organised and it will force us to be a bit more creative.
We have HEAPS of stuff like rice, lentils, tinned tomatoes, pasta, tuna, sausages, plus we grow some veg and have 5 chooks so plenty of eggs. I actually felt really embarrassed when I realised how much food we have already and how much we've (mostly DH really) been wasting. He would go to the supermarket every day if he could, he loves it. He goes there to get 'inspiration' for meals rather than doing the planning at home, which I'm sure everyone here knows is a slippery slope!
Wish me luck - not so much with the challenge itself but with convincing DH to get on board! ;-)
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06-04-2014 06:19 #257
06-04-2014 07:40 #258
For $127 I got 3 pieces of t-bone, 1 kg lamb cutlets, 2kg bbq chops, 1kg beef mince, 1kg lamb mince. 2kg chicken breast skin on. 500gms chicken mince. 2kg sausages. None of it cheap stuff. Always buy good quality cuts of meat.
07-04-2014 17:43 #259
I put too much mustard seeds in a casserole. Is there a way to counteract the bitterness? It's a tomato based red lentil and sausage casserole.
21-04-2014 20:19 #260
I've so envious of all of these home grown veggies and chicken eggs!!
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