|July 29 Groceries|
I stopped by the grocery store, this afternoon. I mostly went to buy a bag of cat food, but I also picked up some groceries for myself.
1 box pancake mix = $1.99
1 pint milk = $1.19
Bananas (4 individual bananas) @ $.59/lb = $.86
Black grapes @$.99/lb = $1.61
Total = $5.65
The receipt below shows the total including the cat food and tax on cat food; but my grocery budget doesn't include cat food.
|July 29 Receipt (total shown includes cat food)|
Ha, ha, some weeks, I spend more on cat food than on food for myself!
Amount spent on groceries so far in July = $34.21 + $2.59 + $35.43 + $14.30 + $4.61 + $5.65 = $96.79
Amount left in the July grocery budget = $103.82 - $96.79 = $7.03
I could have waited on the pancake mix until next month, but I bought it now, since I knew I had the money in this month's budget. I debated whether to buy a box of store brand unsalted tops saltines ($1.49), but I didn't because I tend to binge on them when I have them! I might still buy a box, next month, though. I debated whether to buy a loaf of bread, but I still have some of the loaf I bought last and I've been toying with the idea of making another loaf of bread from scratch (before the packages of yeast I have get too old).
Breakfast was Indian style cream of wheat (uppuma) - with peanuts, curry leaves and pieces of dried chili to add flavor:
|Breakfast: Indian Style Cream of Wheat|
A late lunch of rice, fish curry (part of the frozen fish I bought from the Sri Lankan store; cooked with onions, tomatoes from the garden, coconut milk, etc.) and broccoli:
|Lunch: Rice, Fish Curry, Broccoli|
Dinner will be late and at an aunt's house, after the prayer gathering.
I cooked two of the four pieces of fish I bought, so there's enough fish curry left for three more meals. Enough broccoli leftover for at least one more meal, maybe even two.
I don't know if I will go grocery shopping, again, before the end of the month. If I don't, I will carry over the $7.03 into August.
Have you finished grocery shopping for July? How did you do with your budget?