I promised I'd update you all with the totals from my shopping trip:
Reminder....DO NOT TAKE KIDS OR MOM NEXT TIME! lol
They made things worse, you know how it goes. My mom is blind and kept putting things in my cart instead of hers, the kids unloaded the carts at checkout and I ended up paying for a lot of her things. I don't mind, but it's a hit on my grocery $$. She'll pay me back, I think.
My grand total was WAY more than I wanted: $326.71. However, in that amount, there was $21.19 for 40 lbs. dog food, $2.64 for fresh peaches that weren't on the list :-) , $26.62 for enough laundry soap and dishwasher detergent to get through next month at Walmart (yes, I went THERE b/c mom wanted to go and I ended up paying for HER things again so add $5.28 more LOL), and $9.60 for toilet paper to get us through next month (wasn't on the list but we'll need it and it was a good deal for 24 big rolls). I also bought two things that were NOT on my list, 1 gallon ice cream for $3.99 and dill pickles for $1.69. I stopped at Dollar General on my way home to buy graham crackers and ended up spending $2.06 more there than I'd planned, thanks to kids again.
AGAIN, NO KIDS OR MOM NEXT TIME! LOL
Okay, so without all those extras (totaling $73.07), my total for the food groceries on my list was $253.64.