|June Week 2 Groceries (and the Guardian of the Groceries)|
On Saturday, after having lunch, my friend and I went grocery shopping. I needed milk, bread (which I forgot to include in the photograph), bananas, and cat food. The bags of cat food were on a "buy 5 save $5" sale, so I bought three bags at once, for $8.99 per bag. No, Dancer doesn't eat all this cat food I keep buying. I feed several strays and semi-feral cats, including my neighbor's cat who spends more time in my back yard than in neighbor's yard!
While I was at the store, I also bought strawberries on sale for $.99/lb, 6 pack of soda (to take as my contribution to the chili cookoff/potluck and another participating item in the buy5/save$5), cold cuts for sandwiches (convenience item!), and another bag of the frozen meatballs to make up the 5th participating item (even though I still had more than half the other bag of frozen meatballs left in the freezer).
I didn't need any other fruit as I still have avocados, papaya, cherries, and oranges. I didn't need any vegetables as I still have lettuce, cabbage, carrots, and a zucchini just about ready to be picked from my garden! I anticipate I will need fresh produce, next week.
1/2 gal. milk = $1.99
6 pack of soda = $1.99 + $.30 deposit
1 loaf sandwich bread = $1.29
1 bag frozen meatballs = $1.99
2 lb. strawberries, @ $.99 = $1.98
1.94 lb. bananas @$.59/lb = $1.14
1 package cold cuts = $3.49
Total = $14.17
Grocery spending in June = $7.93 (Week 1) + $14.17 (Week 2) = $22.10
Amount left in June grocery budget = $75 - $22.10 = $52.90
I bought the roast beef cold cuts for sandwiches, as they make easy lunches during the week, especially if I have to report for jury duty. But I had a sandwich for my dinner tonight, followed by a banana and yogurt.
Did you go grocery shopping this week? How is your June grocery budget coming along?