Week 8 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022 Plus a Bonus

For week 8 our grocery bill was $178.52.  The most expensive things I bought was ground beef and olive oil. Gotta have the olive oil right? Oh and I bought another 6 doz eggs from farmer guy because I have a ton of cake and cupcake orders and St. Joseph bread to get done in the coming weeks.

On the menu this week: (sorry this is so late)

Dinners: Grilled sandwiches, crockpot meat loaf, chicken cordon bleu, spaghetti and meatballs, smoked pork chops and leftovers.

For breakfasts: bagels, oatmeal with fruit, toast and eggs.

Lunches are pretty much leftovers and sandwiches.

In other parts of my house besides my kitchen I have been working on a project to house my seed starts. Usually I can keep the flats of plants right out on my counter in the basement but the cats (you know what jerks they can be) have shown to be untrustworthy around the delicate plants so I have come up with a new system.

Scott had an old dresser he wanted to throw out but after looking at it I thought I could turn it into a growing station. I removed all five drawers and they went to the curb for the garbage but the base was still solid so I painted it a pretty green with leftover paint. Scott installed grow lights in the top of each level for me and voila, a new growing center! I purchased the lights on Amazon for about $50. I only need 5 of the 6 lights for the dresser so that leaves one more light to use somewhere else in the house.

What do you think? I can grow a lot of plants in there!

Prices are not going to get any better for the foreseeable future on our groceries. There is never a better time than now to grow your own food and have people lined up that you know that grow the other things you may not able to grow, like beef, pork and chicken. Whatever you can do to ease the cost burden on yourself do it. Learn it. Make it a priority.

I’ll keep you updated on how the plant growing goes in this new system. Have a great week!-MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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