Grocery Comparison: The Results are In!

I had planned over my spring break a few weeks ago to compare prices on products we often buy at different stores across the city.  And I mostly did it. I went to: Cub, Target, Rainbow, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Mississippi Market, the co-op. I made a worksheet in Excel with the names of each product and the price at each store. I wasn't too picky about brands, I just compared the cheapest brand that met my requirements (e.g. organic, no-salt added, etc.). Not all stores carried … [Read more...]

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Oct. 18 and Oct. 25

Total for Oct. 18: $81.68 Total for Oct. 25: $50.61 What did we eat/are we eating? Beats me. I have a 50 page paper due on Monday. … [Read more...]

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Oct. 4

Sunday: We both ate a big lunch and then were too full for dinner. Monday: Chicken tacos Tuesday: Rainbow trout, probably with fresh basil, lemon juice, and lots of garlic. Maybe some other recipe if I find one I like. It was on sale at the co-op. Wednesday: I've invited my favorite professor over for dinner along with two other students. I'm going to make enchiladas because that's what I make when people come over. Thursday: Bean and chicken soup made from the bean soup mix I bought this … [Read more...]

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Sept. 27

Sunday: Leftover tortellini from last week.  Monday: Black Bean Soup and Cheese Quesadillas Tuesday: Chili and Cornbread. (I froze some chili last week and made homemade cornbread from the recipe below) Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Ravioli Thursday: Chicken Verde Tacos Friday: Oktoberfest with Maureen and Laura and friends Saturday: Phil is going out for pizza, I'll stay at home and scrounge while studying. Total this week: $63.14 Homemade Texas Cornbread: (adapted … [Read more...]

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Sept. 20

Monday: takeout from Leeann Chin because I'll be getting home late, and we have a coupon. Tuesday: Scrounge because I'll be eating dinner at a WLSA happy hour. Wednesday:Chili Thursday:Black Bean Soup and Quesadillas Friday: Tuna Salad Sandwiches Saturday: Leftovers from the week? Total for this week: $79.78 … [Read more...]