I went grocery shopping, today, and bought:
1 gal. milk = $2.89
1 frozen pot pie = $1.88
1 bag frozen green peas = $1.00
2 boxes hot cocoa mix (6 envelopes per box); @ $.99 = $1.98
2 cans peanuts; @ $1.50 = $3.00
1 lettuce = $.99
2 lbs. banana; @ $.69/lb = $1.40
.78 lb. beef steak; @ $3.99/lb = $3.11
Total: $16.25 (according to the receipt, I saved $11.52).
Earlier in the week (Monday), I had bought bread ($.99), bananas ($1.42) and a box of 3 ice cream bars ($1.00) and spent $3.41.
So my total for groceries this week is $3.41 + $16.25 = $19.66.
My grocery budget (food items only) for the month is $75, for 1 person.
I cooked the steak and had some of it for dinner, tonight, with mashed potatoes. Leftover steak will be kept for a couple of dinners, next week.
Have you gone grocery shopping in February yet? Do you shop weekly? Or every other week? Or do you do a monthly shopping?