|June 3 Groceries|
1 lb. loaf bread, called "Finger Bread" = $1.99
1 Romaine lettuce = $.50
1 red onion ($.74lb @ $.25/lb) = $.19
1 cabbage (1.08lb @ $.25/lb) = $.27
1 papaya (2.14 lb. @ $.49/lb) = $1.05
cherries (1.72 lb @ $.99/lb) = $1.70
bananas (1.72 lb @$.49/lb) = $.84
1 16 oz. container yogurt = $1.39
Total = $7.93
The Finger bread has the same texture and taste as the bread I remember from my childhood. Not as soft and spongy as the regular sliced sandwich bread I often buy. It also doesn't contain any preservatives. The last time I bought some, it didn't quite taste right to me, as my taste buds were still not back to normal. This time, however, it tasted just fine and the way I remembered it to be. :)
I tried to find the smallest head of cabbage that I could, and found this one which weighs just over 1 lb. The onion, which weighs .74 lb. is almost as big as the cabbage!
As always, I had help setting out the groceries for photographing them:
|Dancer Inspecting the Groceries|
Checking to make sure Mummy bought everything that was needed. "Oh, no, I don't see any tuna, Mummy!"
|"Cherries, Bananas...Where's my Tuna?"|
Checking the grocery bags to make sure they are empty:
|"Did you take everything out, Mummy?"|
|June 3 Grocery Receipt|
Week 1 grocery spending = $7.93
Amount left in June grocery budget = $75 - $7.93 = $67.07
I am going to try and eat from the freezer as much as I can this month, simply because the freezer is full! I would like to buy another bag or two of cherries when they are on sale for $.99 and freeze for later (when they are either not available or available for $3.99 or up!), but there is absolutely no room in the freezer! Also, boneless/skinless chicken breasts are on sale for $1.67/lb. this week, which is a good price for them over here, but, again, I've no room in the freezer for them! It is time to eat down the freezer! So, for tonight's dinner, I pulled out a bag of shrimp I had cooked and frozen, earlier. I will have that with rice, lentils, and kale; cherries for dessert.
I don't do too well when it comes to meal planning, but these are some of the things I have in the freezer that I want to incorporate into my meals over the next week or so:
- 1 bag cooked shrimp (this is in addition to what I pulled out, today)
- 2 battered fish fillets (Monday dinner?)
- honey sesame chicken
- cooked chicken breast
- cooked sausage
- uncooked sausage meat
- frozen vegetables
- frozen fruit
If I have any dental work done this week, then, I might need to make some soup or something, as well! We'll see.
Have you made a grocery budget for June? Have you grocery shopped for June, yet?