It’s been ages since I shared a grocery haul! I ordered groceries from a local grocery store last week and since I did remember to take a photo, I thought I’d share. I’m still not shopping indoors myself due to high Covid numbers in our area so I’m grateful for the option of ordering online. I just pull up near the side door and one of the nice employees puts my groceries in the back of my Prius. Easy!
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A Grocery Haul
For over eight months I was doing my mom’s grocery shopping in addition to my own. Following the death of my dad and her own bout with Covid, she needed the help. She also needed groceries weekly as that was about as far ahead as she was able to plan.
But she is doing better now and able to do her own shopping. That means I’m able to cut back to every other week, or every three weeks. That saves a lot of money when shopping via Instacart or pickup since there are fees and tips with those.
I hadn’t had a shopping order in more than two weeks. I’ve been trying to use up some of our pantry and especially freezer stock. I really need to defrost the freezer!
Here is a photo I took of my grocery haul:
What I purchased:
- 16 ounce chunk of mozzarella
- Stove Top Stuffing (2 boxes – planning ahead for Thanksgiving and this is a favorite for Chris)
- iceberg lettuce
- mayonnaise (on sale)
- Hershey’s chocolate syrup (on sale)
- honey smoked turkey lunch meat (on sale)
- 36 ounce raw honey
- coleslaw mix
- 16 ounce chunk cheddar (2)
- onion powder
- tomatoes on the vine
- artisan bread (on sale)
- artisan sandwich rolls (on sale)
- English muffins (on sale)
- flour tortillas
- Grands canned biscuits
- Pillsbury orange rolls (Thanksgiving morning tradition)
- sour cream (on sale)
- frozen egg rolls (on sale)
- frozen orange juice with calcium (4 cans)
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- pork shoulder blade roast
- sweet and sour marinade sauce
- Lawry’s garlic salt
- Idahoan instant potato packets (2)
- strawberry preserves (on sale)
- Knorr brand rice/paste sides (2 packets)
- Sun Chips whole grain chips (on sale)
- red seedless grapes (2+ pounds)
- fresh carrots (2 pounds)
- green onions
- steam-in-bag stir fry vegetables (fresh)
- russet potatoes (10 pounds)
- baby spinach
- pepper jack sliced cheese
- half and half (2 quarts)
- heavy whipping cream (16 ounce)
- Fairlife lactose-free milk (52 ounce)
- 24 pack of natural spring water (on sale; I like to keep some on hand for emergencies)
- New England clam chowder soup (2 cans)
- canned mandarin oranges (for the green bean recipe I make for my mom)
- whole cranberry sauce (on sale; 2 cans)
- crushed pineapple (on sale; recipe coming soon!)
- French’s yellow mustard (2 bottles, one for my mom)
- sweet relish
- dill pickle spears (on sale)
- honey BBQ chips (on sale)
I also picked up a couple of items for my daughter.
As you’ll notice, a number of items were on sale. When I see pantry items we use regularly at a good sale price, I like to pick them up even if I’m not completely out.
I also took into account some shortages.
- My mom had trouble finding mustard when she went shopping recently so I told her I would try to get an extra in this shopping trip.
- Cranberries were hard to find last year but this year may be better. Still, I don’t want to be without it for holiday meals and it was on sale. I prefer homemade cranberry sauce but canned will do in a pinch.
- With huge citrus crop losses from Hurricane Ian, orange juice may be in very short supply this winter and likely very expensive.
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That seems like a pretty good grocery haul. Good thinking on grabbing some stuff you use regularly while it’s on sale, and grabbing some stuff you like to have around the holidays that you can get now while you know you can get it.
Deanna Piercy says
Shopping as certainly become more challenging during the pandemic – ha!