I went grocery shopping, today. I went to the Armenian store. I had been planning to wait until Tuesday, when chicken drumsticks were going to be on a 1-day only sale at $.59/lb. However, Aunt C called this morning to say she and cousin N were planning to stop by on Monday to exchange Christmas gifts, so, I thought I had better get some groceries to cook a meal for them. I paid the store's regular prices, today; nothing I bought was on special sale.
2 lbs. (almost) chicken drumsticks @ $.99/lb = $1.90
1 (20 oz) bag of honey barbecue glazed chicken wings = $3.99
4 cans of condensed milk @ $1.69 = $6.76
Bananas @ $.49/lb = $.64
1 Papaya @ $.69/lb = $1.47
Onions @ $.39/lb = $.41
Green beans @ $.89/lb = $.73
1 lettuce = $.79
1 cucumber = $.34
Broccoli @ $.99/lb = $.94
Cheese (Wensleydale with apricots) @$5.99/lb = $3.14
Total = $21.11
I had read about Wensleydale cheese in one of the British blogs I read, at Christmas. When I saw it for sale at this store, the last time I shopped there, I was tempted to buy it, but I didn't. Today, however, I decided to buy the smallest piece they had to try it. I am not a big cheese eater, but, this sounded interesting. I read that it was a dessert cheese with a crumbly texture. I tried a small piece of it and I like it, It's very mild, which is what I like, and not too salty. I especially like the bits of dried apricot mixed in it!
|A New Cheese to Try|
Today's grocery total came to $21.11.
March grocery shopping budget = $75
Spent in March = $1.79 + $7.74 + $5 + $23.29 + $4.07 + $5.70 = $47.59
Amount left in the March grocery budget = $75 - $47.59 = $27.41
The $27.41 left in the March grocery budget is being carried over to the April budget. I will use it to replenish my earthquake supplies and to stock up on a few things (and for novelty items like the cheese I bought, today!).
My April grocery budget is $75 + $27.41 carried over from March = $102.41
Spent to date in April = $1.49 + $21.11 = $22.60
Amount left in the April grocery budget = $102.41 - $22.60 = $79.81
I will cook a chicken curry, tomorrow, some lentils, rice, and the broccoli. Aunt and cousin N can have some lunch when they visit and I'll probably pack some of it up for them to take home with them.
I don't do a regular weekly meal plan, but, there will be leftovers from tomorrow's lunch, plus the leftover beef stew (at least one serving left), and, I have plenty of fresh produce for salads, and the makings of tomato soup in the freezer. Plus, there are eggs for egg salads or scrambled eggs, and canned tuna for tuna salad.
How is your April grocery shopping coming along? Do you have a set grocery budget? If money is leftover at the end of the month, do you carry it over to the next month? Have you tried Wensleydale cheese with apricots? If so, do you like it?