Project Grocery Information

I was asked recently in a comment on a Project Grocery post a few questions and I thought I would write up a quick post to answer them for all to see.

The comment was "Not a criticism, just asking, but how many people are you feeding? And what about meat and such? The food you list here would last about a day in my house....just saying....or is there something I am missing??"

My family is a house of four, two adults and two young children. Our son will be five at the end of this month and our daughter is three and a half. They both eat well and are not too picky.

I guess when one looks at my groceries it doesn't look like much. Where are the veggies you may ask? What about meat? Well we place a meat order at a local butcher's every 3 months or so, depending on the need of meat. We buy the "fill the freezer" deal which is A LOT of meat. 85+ lbs for $199.00. I plan on blogging more about this but it has been pushed to the back burner so more reviews and giveaways could get posted. I will work on it this month and post all about our meat.

Veggies, I can't bring myself to buy much fresh anymore. I used to buy lots but then it would get wasted in the fridge and I would feel bad as it was lost food and money. I have been buying frozen veggies for the last few years and have recently found a brand I like a lot and when it is on sale I will buy a few bags. These bags will last anywhere from 4 or 5 meals to 6 or 7 depending on who is home and if we are having a salad or what with dinner.

I work evenings, I'm never home but on the weekends. I do not bring my dinner to work as I work in a Kosher environment and I am not allowed to bring food into the place I work. This saves a lot of money for us on my meals and snacks. My hubby brings usually the left overs to work for his lunch and sometimes he isn't home for dinner either. Then he will come home and make a sandwich or a snack sometimes work will even feed him if he will be there late.

I stock up on the staples- flour, bread, canned goods, cereal etc when it is on sale. I don't pay full price for much anymore mostly just things that don't go on sale that much or ever and fruit, milk and the odd veggies. I even try to buy what is on sale for fruits and veggies if I can.

Please ask questions if you would like to know anything about saving money, budgeting, meals or whatever. I will try and answer as best as I can. I would love to know what everyone would love to see on Canadian Coupon Mom.

~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. I think you're doing a pretty good job with your grocery budget. We buy minimal too because of waste. Frozen or "ready to make" foods are often found in our freezer and cupboards too. Meat orders are excellent, we have a great butcher close to us who we get monthly orders from and its enough for our family of four too for the month. Summer is easier to find fresh fruits and veggies as local markets open up and its always a fun family thing to go out and choose the weeks veggies if they are decently priced that is. Good job Jenn keep up the good work on Canadian Coupon Mom

  2. :) I just commented to -then went further to find the answer to my question - backwards? yes - chalk it up to being awake with 20mth old teething twinadoes! :)
    I reduced my produce significantly too - and yet we still spend a lot on it. We do not waste as much tho, I'm more aware of what is still in my fridge.

  3. Thanks ;)

    I feed two giant teenagers, lol, I guess that would be the main difference....but love reading about your great savings, as I am a big couponer myself....but I have to buy in bulk for this family.....

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