The other day, I wondered how my grocery store spending matched up with the old U.S. Department of Agriculture's food pyramid, which they retired in 2011 (I have yet to accept their new plate chart), so I pulled up an old receipt I had on file to see how it would turn out. My dairy spending tends to be on the lower end because I usually will buy a tub of yogurt and a carton of organic milk every other grocery shop. Anyway, this is among the things I sometimes think about, which makes me perfect marriage material if you ask me! Excuse me while I load up on some more carbs.
A series of posts on Twitter lead me to this old post on Heavy Table looking inside the refrigerator of Davina, from Davina and the Vagabonds. I've discovered that the best way for me to avoid picking up my cell and ordering takeout is to have a well-stocked fridge, and Davina's fridge is pretty stocked—she's got a cheese drawer! It might be neat to get a look at the insides of each of our fridges. Mine is full of yogurts. Send me a photo of the inside of your fridge and a brief description if you are interested!
I divided up my grocery list into four broad categories: dairy, meat, produce, and dry goods. I chose identical products at the lowest price (i.e. if there were onions and organic onions, I chose the non-organic). If the product was only sold at scale (everything sold at Costco), I put the full amount and price you'd have to pay in parentheses. If I couldn't find an item (why doesn't Costco sell sweet potatoes?), I left it blank.