Week 28 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

Last week I spent $52.64 at the grocery store because I had so much left over from the week before.

We ate pretty well considering none of us ever have the same schedule.

The cherry cobbler I made is really easy and can be used for any summer fruit. Here’s the recipe:

Sour Cherry Cobbler

  • 4 cups sour cherries (or fruit of choice)
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Mix all ingredients together and spread out in a baking dish. Now for the dough;
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp butter grated
  • 1/4 cup of hot water (I used about 6 tablespoons)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Combine dry ingredients then add the shredded butter with fingers until it resembles coarse meal. Next add the water and stir just until combined.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto the fruit and bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly and the dough is very lightly brown about a 1/2 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or top with whipped cream.

There were two nights I made myself fish sticks, rice and broccoli because the boys were gone. Can’t go wrong with a good fish stick!

My goal for groceries for the month of July is $75 a week which is $300 for the month. With produce coming on in the garden this should be totally attainable. I just have to cook and bake more which has been hard because I have been baking so much for my graduation customers!

How have you done with your grocery budget lately? I had one friend tell me she stopped her meal service because she had to actually cook it! She didn’t even have time for that because of her four children’s sports schedules. Times certainly have changed haven’t they?

Money spent on groceries last week $52.64. Money left to spend on groceries this month $247.36

– 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.

One thought on “Week 28 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

  1. We spent $40 this week: a gallon of milk, cherries, bananas, mangos, apples, 2 packages of chicken thighs, 2 lbs of butter, 1 of sour cream, and 2 1.5 qts of moose tracks ice cream. Everything was on sale, except the bananas. We “saved” $38 from the sticker price, which of course is over the top.


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