|June 17 Groceries|
I needed milk, coffee creamer, bananas, and bread; in addition, I wanted to get oil and eggs if they were on sale. So, after I put gas to the car ($30 worth at $2.75/gal.), I went to the grocery store across the street from the gas station.
1/2 gal. milk = $1.99
32 oz. coffee creamer = $1.99
1 doz. eggs = $.99
1 33 fl. oz. (1 liter) bottle oil = $1.79
10 count sourdough English muffins = $.49
1 cassava/manioc/yuca root @ $.99/lb = $.84
1/2 lb. green beans @ $1.99/lb = $1.05
3 bananas @ $.59/lb = $.53
Total = $9.6.7
Once I brought them home and took a picture, it didn't take long for them to be closely inspected:
|"What did you buy, Mummy?"|
I thought the English muffins will make a nice change from regular bread. The manioc is for Sunday brunch. The green beans looked very fresh and tender, so I bought some. I didn't buy more vegetables because I still have the cabbage I bought earlier and the zucchini I picked from the garden, plus carrots, etc.
Just three bananas, because they get ripe too quickly in our heat and I don't like very ripe bananas. I still have half a papaya, 1 avocado, 1 or 2 kiwis, the last of the oranges from my tree and some apples, as well, so I don't need a lot of fruit, this week.
I still have 6 eggs, but they'll get used up quickly if I bake this weekend, and I am thinking of making some banana bread with the three overripe bananas I have. Same for the oil - I still have some in my currently opened bottle, but it needs to be used soon and I'll probably use it up to make the banana bread.
|6/17 Grocery Receipt|
Grocery spending in June = $7.93 (Week 1) + $14.17 (Week 2) + $9.67 (Week 3) = $31.77
Amount left in June grocery budget = $75 - $31.77 = $43.23
I might go grocery shopping again, a bit later, this week, as my daughter will be coming home at the end of the week. But I have more than half the month's grocery budget left for the rest of the month and that will work out well, I think.
For those of you wondering where is Dancer, he's nearby:
|Always Keeping an Eye on Things|