|February 23 Groceries|
It was a sunny day, today, crisp and clear, with a high of 59F. I decided to go grocery shopping in the afternoon, to two stores, to stock up on this week's deals.
Store number 1, first, for the sugar, frozen fish, and a bag of generic cat food while I was there:
6 x 10 lb. bags sugar, $4.79@ = $28.74
1 bag (24.5 oz) frozen fish fillets (12 pieces) = $3.99
1 bag cat food = $8.99 + $.79 tax = $9.78
Total spent = $42.51
But cat food is not included in my grocery budget, only people food (cat food and pet supplies are included in a different "pet care" budget), so, amount spent on groceries = $42.51 - $9.78 = $32.73
|February 23 Receipt 1|
60 lbs. of sugar is a lot, isn't it? I will give one bag to my daughter to take back with her. The rest will come in handy when I make my jams and chutneys, later this year.
Oops, I forgot to include the fish fillets in the picture, above (I had put it in the freezer as soon as I came home):
|Frozen Fish Fillets|
Then, I went to store number 2 to stock up on the tuna and peanut butter. Dancer shares a can of tuna with me and we go through a can a week. I decided to buy 24 cans at once and it will last us a good six months. They have a "sell by" date of December 2017, so nothing will spoil before I use them up. I also bought a container of chocolate powder, two jars of peanut butter, a container of milk, some bananas, and another bag of cat food (which is not included in my grocery totals):
1 can chocolate powder = $2.99
2 jars peanut butter, $.99@ = $1.98
1 lb. bananas @ $.59/lb = $.59
1 pint milk = $.99
24 cans tuna @$.50 = $12.00
Total spent = $18.55
|February 23 Grocery Receipt 2|
Total spent on groceries today = $32.73 + $18.55 = $51.28
I was able to stock up on the sugar and tuna because I had money in the grocery budget that was carried over from January's grocery budget.
February grocery budget = $75 + $20.53 carried over from January = $95.53
Spent to date = $10.11 + $24.69 + $51.28 = $86.08
Balance remaining = $9.45
That will be enough for 10 lbs. of chicken drumsticks (at $.49/lb), some zucchini, carrots, potatoes, apples and pears or a small papaya, and maybe even a packet of pita bread ($.50) from the ethnic store on Tuesday.
I had pancakes and canned corned beef (sauted with onions and chili powder) for brunch, today. A glass of chocolate milk after I came back from grocery shopping. Leftover pancakes and the last of the corned beef for dinner, along with some sliced cucumber and an orange.
I did some office work, today, and did a load of laundry. Was able to air out the house in the afternoon and I spoke on the phone with one of my cousins and an aunt.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home
- Being able to stock up on sugar and canned tuna
- A sunny day
- Feeling a bit better
- Phone conversations with aunt and cousin
How was your Thursday? How are you coming along with your grocery shopping this month? How do you budget for stocking up?