I went grocery shopping on Sunday morning. I went to the Armenian store and bought:
3 salmon steaks @ $4.99/lb
3 beef steaks @ $2.99/lb
1 lb. lean ground beef @ $2.99/lb
2 packets of raw whole cashews @ $8.99/lb = $3.87 + $3.64
4 lb. bag of jasmine rice = $2.99
bananas (6) @ $.49/lb = $.84
peaches (4) @ $.49/lb = $1.09
onions @ $.20/lb = $.34
beets @ $.39/lb = $.49
1 cauliflower @ $.49/lb = $1.10
2 yucca @ $.79/lb = $1.19
green beans @ $1.89/lb = $1,23 + $.77 (I bought 2 bags)
okra @ $1.99/lb = $.46
tomatoes @ $.49/lb = $.98
2 zucchini @ $.79/lb = $.68
Total = $34.45
(I don't have the receipt with me to give the exact amounts for each item and I didn't take a very good picture of the receipt, either!)
|8/26 Grocery Receipt|
In addition, daughter stopped by a favorite bakery after the movie and bought a loaf of French bread and two bagels for us, at my request, yesterday; she said the total came to $6.43.
August Grocery Budget = $100 - $12.92 overspent in July - $87.08
Spent to date = $35.89 + $2.86 + $7.47 + $34.45 + $6.43 = $87.10
Balance remaining = $87.08 - $87.10 = -$.02
I think it is OK to ignore that minus two cents, don't you? Especially since I shared most of the groceries I bought yesterday with daughter! I sent half of just about everything back, with her - except the cauliflower (there was no room in her case for it!) and the tomatoes (she said she had plenty of tomatoes).
I cooked the salmon steaks, yesterday, with onions and tomato and gave daughter two of the three salmon steaks to take back with her.
I cut the beef steaks into thin strips and stir fried them with onions and teriyaki sauce and gave daughter half of it to take back with her.
Then, today, I cooked the ground beef, added onions, carrots, celery, and the rest of the mashed potatoes my cousin had brought for me after my medical procedures, and made curry puffs using puff pastry squares I had in the freezer. I gave half of them to my daughter to take back with her.
I will be starting September with a grocery budget of $100.
|Dancer inspecting everything, as usual|
How did you do with your August grocery budget?