|November 4 Groceries|
I went grocery shopping on Saturday (November 4) and bought:
1 loaf French bread = $.99
5 6-oz. containers of flavored yogurt @$.50 = $2.50
1 gal. milk = $2.79
1 7-oz. container cold cuts = $3.00
3 bananas @$.49/lb = $.55
1 packet boneless/skinless chicken breast tenderloins, @$1.99/lb. = $4.22
1 packet pork ribs trimmings, @$1.29/lb. = $4.70
My total for groceries only came to $18.75
(I also bought 2 bags of cat food at $8.99 per bag, but that comes from the Pet Care budget)
November's grocery budget is going to be the usual $75, plus I have $5.66 extra, being carried over from the October budget (not counting what was leftover from the prayer gathering budget). I am not hosting Thanksgiving, so I don't have to budget for it. Daughter will be visiting twice in November, for almost 12 days, total, so the $80 is for both of us.
November grocery budget: $75 + $5.66 = $80.66
November grocery spending to date: $18.75
Amount left in November grocery budget = $80.66 - $18.75 = $61.91
I still have quite a bit of food leftover from when I bought groceries for the prayer gathering. They will be incorporated into November's meals (or sent home with my daughter when she visits).
I don't normally buy boneless/skinless chicken breast tenderloins, but I wanted some chicken to cut up into small pieces to make a type of chili and I thought these chicken breast strips would be good for that and easy, too. I bought the smallest package I could find and it weighed just over 2 lbs. I took out approximately half the chicken for the chili dish I made for dinner. The rest will be cooked tomorrow, once I decide what to make! A stir-fry, maybe.
The pork spareribs trimmings is something new to me, which I bought to try. I guess these are the bits they cut off in order to get the uniform looking ribs that are sold for $2.99/lb. at this store. I don't mind that they are trimmings. I will think of them as mini-spareribs! Not sure how I will prepare them, but I'll think of something.
Have you set your grocery budget for November, yet? How do you handle Thanksgiving dinner? Do you budget separately for it or is it included in your regular monthly budget for November? If so, then, do you budget more for November than for other months?