I always shop at Trader Joe's. Before the husband left I had stocked up on plenty of "pantry staples" and I've only been buying produce, almond milk, yogurt, and bread (all from TJ's). This was true before he left, too.
Today was the last day I could really go with out restocking some staples...I was out of oatmeal and rice, for goodness sake! So I went to Albertson's and got what I needed. I added some extras (OJ, a chocolate almond milk, gummy worms, and a bag of pre-sliced apples). OVER 80 DOLLARS LATER...I'm so annoyed, I can't see straight. All that money...that's like 4 big shopping trips to Trader Joe's.
I used my "savings card", stuck to my list, and bought store brand. I guess it just really makes me sick, spending that much on "pantry staples". Will I need to do that any time soon? Absolutely not. We are good for at least 5 months. But I hate hate hate spending so much money upfront on food. Anyone else?