|Week 2 Groceries: Part 1|
Chicken, skinless/boneless breast, 2.61 lb. @$1.59/lb. = $4.15
Beef, boneless chuck steak, 2.08 lb. @$3.99/lb. = $8.30 (was $5.39/lb)
Beef tamales (frozen), pack of 6 = $6.29 (was $6.99)
2 canola oil, $1.99@ = $3.98 (was $2.69@)
4 sugar, 4lbs.@; $1.69@ = $6.76 (was $2.69@)
My total came to $29.48.
|Another, Somewhat Blurry Receipt|
Earlier (week 1), I had spent a total of $9.36. So, my grocery totals for November comes to:
$9.36 + $29.48 = $38.84
I had gone to this particular store because their weekly ad said a certain cereal was on sale for $1.49/box provided one mixed and matched 4 participating items. But when I got to the store, all that particular cereal was over (there were other types on sale, but I didn't want them). The store manager said they might get more after the weekend, so, I might try again on Monday.
I am now stocked up on oil; depending on how much holiday baking we'll do, the 2 bottles should last me until the end of the year.
Most of the sugar, too, is for holiday baking and jam making for holiday gifts. I might give daughter one of the packages of sugar to take back to Berkeley with her as she's planning to bake pies and breads to gift to various people up there and groceries cost more up there.
The frozen tamales purchase was giving in to a craving I've had for over a month. They are 240 calories, each, and I had one for my lunch, yesterday. The rest are in the freezer to share with daughter, when she comes home.
There are three steaks in the package and two whole chicken breasts (not halves). I haven't decided, yet, how I will cook them. Might just cook them simply and cut up and freeze, to be taken out and added to salads and vegetables, later.
I am now on the lookout for a sale on flour; my cut off point for flour is $1.99/5 lbs. Flour should go on sale next week or the week after, in time for Thanksgiving holiday baking.
I am calling this Week 2 Part 1 because I am planning to go to one other store, today, to buy a few more stock-up items, such as the canned soup that's on sale there.
Yesterday's meals were:
Breakfast: 2 pieces of French toast; orange juice; coffee with milk
Lunch: 1 tamale
Dinner: Salad (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, green grapes, cashews)
Snack: 5 saltine-type crackers (but no salt on the top) spread with peanut butter (about 2 tbsp. peanut butter, total)
11/1: Gardener, $100
11/2: Groceries: $9.36; Pharmacy: $12.84; Eating out: $9.25
11/3: Gas; $29.01; Car parking; $6.25
11/7: Groceries: $29.48
Today, I am grateful for:
- Caring, concerned friends
- Grocery sales
- Being able to take advantage of sales to stock up
- Visits and phone calls from family
- Sunshine and warm weather
How is your grocery budget coming along? Do you budget separately for stocking up and holiday baking or do you include that in your monthly grocery budget?