1 lb. round steak (3 pieces) @ $2.99/lb = $2.74
3 lb. round roast @ $2.99/lb = $8.25
Green beans @ $1.49/lb = $.70
1 iceberg lettuce = $.99
1 cucumber @ 2/$1 = $1.00 because the cashier charged me for 2 and I didn't catch it until just now!
1 bag (12 oz.) frozen corn = $1.00
1 dozen large eggs = $1.49
1 loaf whole wheat bread = $1.99
2 bags (1 lb @) unshelled almonds @ $.99 = $1.98
1 bottle salad dressing = $2.19
Total = $22.33
|1/19 Receipt (sorry it's blurry)|
I plan to make something like a pepper steak with the round steak - I will cook them with onions and a little of the bell pepper strips I have in the freezer. I want to cut the roast into two portions and make a pot roast with one part and maybe make a beef stew with the other part. Or, I just might make a pot roast with the whole thing and then, freeze half of it.
I don't know how many ounces of almonds I will get from one lb. of unshelled almonds, but, I thought it was a good price (it was in the clearance bin).
Here's my grocery spending to date:
1/4: bananas @ $.59/lb = $.99
1/9: bread ($1.29) and bananas ($.78) = $2.07
Cesar salad kit = $1.79
Green beans @ $1.49/lb = $.66
Carrots @ $.50/lb = $.30
Bananas @ $.59/lb = $.64
2 Beef steaks @ $4.77/lb = $3.53 + $3.29
Total = $10.21
1/19 (today's groceries) = $22.33
Spent to date: $.99 + $2.07 + $10.21 + $22.33 = $35.60
My January grocery budget is $75. I didn't have to buy a lot during the first half of the month as the fridge was full of leftovers from the holidays. I have almost $40 left in the budget for this month. The Armenian store is having salmon steaks on sale for $4.99/lb. I might go there, tomorrow, to buy some salmon and maybe more fresh produce (carrots, broccoli, zucchini, etc., since those are the vegetables I like to eat and they are cheaper there than in other stores, in general).
I had a bowl of my chicken soup for lunch (there is still enough left for one more bowl). I didn't have tea after I came home from grocery shopping; instead, I had one slice of the whole wheat bread with a little butter and some cheese. One of my cousins from Australia brought me some cheese when she visited, last year, as it is similar to the cheese we had as children. I don't eat a lot of cheese, but when I do, this is the cheese I use. It is rather salty, so a little of it goes a long way. Dinner was leftovers - a piece of beef steak with carrots and green beans, and some (1/2 cup) of the frozen corn:
Today, I am grateful for:
- Sunny weather
- Sleeping in
- My hair growing back nicely (it is shoulder length, now!)
- Overall good deals at the grocery store (except for being over charged for the cucumber!)
- Dancer sleeping on his towel on the floor, next to my chair.
How was your Saturday? How is your grocery shopping for the month coming along? Are you finding good deals? Are you seeing anything at a good "stock up" price?