Hey guys, and happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving weekend is always busy for me, since my birthday usually falls on or around the holiday. So now that the long weekend chaos has subsided, I wanted to show you my grocery trip from today – a fresh produce haul that will last us the week, in addition to our pantry staples.
This trip totaled $20.55, and our weekly produce budget is $25. This is perfect, since we’ll need to buy more greens later in the week, as well as a can or two of tomatoes. Starting from the top left and working clockwise, I’ll list what we bought, and the prices:
3 lb. carrots/$1.79
1 large pineapple/$2.00 (on sale)
4 large potatoes/$3.38
1 huge head cabbage/$1.68 (this was on sale for $0.29/lb, which is a great deal)
1 large cauliflower/$2.50 (sale item)
3 lb. onions/$1.79
2 heads garlic/$1.06
1 large knob ginger/$0.34
1 bunch kale/$2.00
1 bunch cilantro/$1.29
Lately I’ve been keeping an eye on flyers to take advantage of sales and discounts, because the more veggies, the better. We usually shop at a mid-priced grocery store (Loblaws) since it’s nearby – if we had a super cheap store nearby we’d probably go there instead.
This week we’ll post some of our meals using these ingredients. I’m still not entirely sure what to do with that mammoth head of cabbage – perhaps a big batch of cabbage rolls are in our future.
See you guys soon!