|4/19 Groceries: Bread and Frozen Vegetables|
|Dollar Store Receipt|
Then, I went to the grocery store that is also in the same shopping mall. I wanted to buy bread and more frozen vegetables, as I had finished the loaf of whole wheat bread I had bought earlier, used up the last of the bag of frozen green peas, last night, and had less than half a bag of frozen corn.
The bread cost $1.99 and the frozen vegetables cost $1 each.
But, my primary reason for going to this particular grocery store was to buy these:
|This Week's Specials|
Except...I am trying to avoid eating regular pasta, I no longer like the cream soups, and I already have about 8 cans of assorted vegetables in my cupboard (as part of my earthquake/emergency supplies). I really didn't need to stock up on these items.
Well, then, why did I buy a total of 42 assorted sale items?
I had $27+ left in my March grocery budget, which I carried forwards to April. After my grocery shopping on Wednesday, I still had $43 left in my combined March and April grocery budget. I have plenty of food on hand and it is doubtful that I'll need to spend all $43 of it before the end of the month. I decided to take $20 from my grocery budget to buy some pasta, canned soup, and canned vegetables to donate to the food bank. In gratitude, because I have been so abundantly blessed that I have plenty of food in my cupboards and money left in my grocery budget. I feel blessed that I can do this.
I bought 6 cans each of green beans, green peas, and creamed corn (they didn't have regular corn); 10 packages of pasta, 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup, and 11 cans of cream of chicken soup. The subtotal for these items came to $20.58.
Today, I spent $5 (at the dollar store) and $24.57 = $29.57
|Receipt Showing Total|
My April grocery budget is $75 + $27.41 carried over from March = $102.41
Amount left in the April grocery budget = $102.41 - $88.50 = $13.91
Today, I feasted on steak, apples, and too many snacks!