|February 6 Groceries|
It was raining when I woke up, this morning, but it ceased and there was some sunshine in the afternoon. I took the opportunity to go to the pharmacy to pick up my medication refills. It came to $31.45.
Then, I went to the grocery store next to the pharmacy. I bought:
1 bottle (2 liter) soda @$1.99 (free with coupon) + $.10 CRV = $.10
1 bag frozen corn (12 oz.) @$1.00 (free with coupon ) = $0
1 pint milk = $1.19
1 loaf bread = $1.29
1 box mac & cheese = $1.00
4 bananas (1.3 lb. @ $.69/lb) = $.90
1 lettuce = $.99
0.07 lb. snow peas @ $3.99/lb. = $.28
3x 1 lb. ground pork sausage meat @$.79/lb. = $2.37
1 pkg. (7 oz) roast beef cold cuts = $1.99
Total = $10.11
I bought just a handful of the snow peas because I wanted some for a stir-fry I was planning to make for dinner. I didn't realize that the cashier made a mistake and listed them as snap peas, until I came home and looked at the receipt. Not much of a difference, except the snow peas were $2.99/lb. and the snap peas were $3.99. Oh, well, the difference would have been $.07 and I'm not going to fuss about it.
The 3 packages of ground pork sausage meat were a spur of the moment buy - they were reduced in price because the sell by date is tomorrow (2/7/17). I had been planning to eat from the freezer and pantry this month, too, but this was a good bargain and I don't have a lot of meat left in the freezer. There were about 10 such packages and I took 3; another customer took all the remaining packages! LOL. I guess we are all bargain hunting! I am thinking I'll make some sausage rolls with one of the packages. Not sure what I'll do with the other two packages; I suppose I could form them into sausage patties and cook them for breakfast, but all are in the freezer for now.
I also bought a bag of cat food, which came to $10.99 + $.99 tax = $11.96, which is not part of my grocery budget (comes from the pet care budget of $50 per month).
|February 6 Receipt|
February grocery budget = $75 + $20.53 carried over from January = $95.53
Spent to date = $10.11
Balance remaining = $85.42
Breakfast was a bowl of cornflakes. Lunch was leftover cream of wheat/uppuma. After I did the grocery shopping, I had a banana. Dinner was rice, stir fried vegetables (snow peas, carrots, broccoli) and part of a pork chop. I had taken out the previously cooked pork chop from the freezer, yesterday; today, I cut it into strips and stir fried it separately from the vegetables. There's enough rice and stir fry for another meal.
|February 6: Dinner|
Store brand butter was $3.99 today, so I didn't buy. I took out the last stick (1/4 lb.) of butter I had in the freezer to use this week. The new sales ads will come out tomorrow; I'll wait and see if they have butter on sale, next week. If not, I guess I'll just have to "bite the bullet" so to speak and buy some butter at whatever price they are asking, next weekend. I do have a $.40 off coupon for the store brand, so that should help a little bit.
Today, I am grateful for:
- More rain for the garden
- I was able to work from home, today
- A lady pushed a shopping cart out of my way from a parking spot so I could park there
- The availability of medications
- Friends who call and email; video chatting with my daughter
How is your February grocery shopping coming along? Any suggestions or recipes for the ground pork sausage meat?