Well, I spoke too soon late last night.
I'm thinking that October is going to be a grocery challenge month here. Hubby did some grocery shopping near his office (youngest child wanted sushi & hubs & oldest didn't feel like leftovers). The market he goes to has a very good meat counter & butcher. I'm adding his trips in this month to show him how it affects out food spending.
My trips so far
10/1 IGA $13,91 lettuce, bananas, milk & kielbasa
10/2 Shoprite 70.38 fresh veg, frozen veg restock, vinegar, bleach, barley, boullion cubes, cheese, lunch meat, bread, humus (onsale half price) feminine products
Hubby's Trip to his market $96.23. Meat heavy order & prepared foods & OJ /milk
Grand total: $180.52. Ouch!
That leaves me with $319.48 for the month. Good thing we have 2 gallons of milk -insert eye roll here.
Definately will be planning meals more carefully this month.