While Jeremy and I were packing up the groceries this afternoon I had a spark of an idea. One of my favorite things to be nosey about are people’s grocery hauls so I thought I would share ours.
Though I had some things left in the refrigerator we were pretty close to being out of food. I made a two week menu, listed out the items I needed and then put them into Out of Milk. If you want to see my process I’ve listed it out here.
Our menu these next two weeks included the following:
- Pizza (always on grocery night)
- Chicken Taco Chili in the crockpot
- Stir Fry with Shrimp
- Chicken Wraps
- Turkey Chili (from Fifty Shades of Chicken)
- Whole Chicken in the crockpot with Asparagus
- BBQ Chicken Thighs & Zucchini
- Breakfast for Dinner
- The Experience
- Orange Chicken
- Chorizo Baked Potatoes
Once we get through the grocery line we separate all of our bags according to where it goes in the house. Refrigerator, Freezer, cabinet. We have a bag just for meats and a bag for produce. We shop mainly at Aldi and then hit up the Shop N’ Save for the handful of items you cannot find at Aldi.
The first batch of the haul was the handful of randoms that we needed.
Brown rice, pinto beans, barbecue sauce, sliced water chestnuts, diced green chilies and sugar snap peas…
The next item was our pizza. Usually we don’t go for the thin crust but this one was delicious, especially after I added some ingredients of our own.
We also grabbed four different kinds of Winking Owl wines to try and the last two cases of water they had left.
Then comes the almost embarrassing amount of bread items we purchased today. This really isn’t typical but your girl doesn’t stray away from carbs because carbs = energy!
We got flour tortillas, hamburger buns, sun-dried tomato wraps and Italian bread. We just had the spinach wraps the last time we went shopping and I loved them so I decided we would give these a try.
My next bag had cabinet items in it.
We got diced tomatoes with green chilies, natural peanut butter, black beans, black bean and corn salsa, chipotle peppers, sweet corn, two cans of kidney beans, four cans of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, orange marmalade and refried beans. Side note – my favorite grocery item happens to be this natural peanut butter. It is better than any name brand in my and my husband’s opinion. We can demolish this jar really quickly, go try it!
My other cabinet bag had the following in it.
Honey nut cheerios for my breakfast, jalapeño slices, General Tso’s sauce, soy sauce, chicken broth, honey and napkins. I never know how much I love napkins until I want to cook up some bacon or chorizo and them I remember…
The next couple of bags have my most exciting items in them.
We already had green peppers, mushrooms potatoes and broccoli but we added to it sweet peppers, jalapeños, sweet butter lettuce, spinach, asparagus, zucchini and yellow onions.
Next up are the fruits!
Two packages of strawberries, two pineapples, a package of kiwi, a bag of jazz apples and two bunches of bananas.
Our meat purchase was a little out of the ordinary but we made it work. Usually we wait until Wednesday when they have their huge packages of chicken breasts on sale but after checking the next few weeks of ads we found they weren’t going to be on sale any time soon.
We got eggs, bacon, two packages of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, pepperoni, frozen raw shrimp, one pound of ground beef (way unusual), two pounds of ground turkey, three packages of chicken breast tenderloins and a whole chicken.
Last but not least, the refrigerator goods.
Shredded cheddar, Mexican cheese, two blocks of cream cheese, sour cream, pepper jack cheese, two pints of heavy whipping cream and probably the best packaged guacamole I’ve had.
Now for the fun part.
After seeing all of the items Jeremy and I purchased I want to run a little give away. For the first person to guess (the closest) how much money we spent on all these delicious items without going over I will be sending you a water bottle like mine personalized with your monogram!
So are you ready? Start your guessing!