June sees us with a budget of $369.30 and a cushion of $450.42.
We are able to add to the cushion due to a $10 off a purchase of $10 or higher Staples coupon. So, our cushion is now $460.42.
Meatloaf sandwich with chips and dip, tuna macaroni salad and fruit, chicken fried rice and Asian peanut and almond salad, oyster stew and salad, sloppy Joe, shrimp crepes with asparagus salad, leftover oyster stew, mooshu pork and fried rice, leftover shrimp crepes and salad, Rotatouille pizza, beef and bean nachos, leftover pizza, hotdogs and baked beans with three bean salad, leftover smorgasbord.
Whole Foods: vital wheat gluten, unsweetened coconut. $4.54
Staples: Dunk in Donuts coffee. $11.99
Aldi: Chips, dip. $2.38
Cheezits, jerky, cold brewed coffee (2), Regalia coffee (2), decaf coffee, natural peanut butter (3), cashew butter, horseradish, sees me seeds, refried beans, hatch green chili enchilada sauce, tomato puree, spaghetti sauce, green beans, pancake syrup, Newman's balsamic vinaigrette, ketchup, microwave popcorn, rice a Toni, Mac and cheese, saltines, teabags, frosted mini cheats, crunchy and soft taco shells. $37.33
Tops: 6 pounds ground beef ( stocking up), Quaker poppers. $12.04
Aldi: corn, grapes, cream cheese, strawberries, asparagus. $ 7.67
Bakery Outlet: wheat and oats bread, pumpernickel rye bread, whole grain English muffin, plain mini bagels. $3.54
Tops: cereal (5), bacon (5), orange juice. $23.97
Save a Lot: broccoli, cucumber, olives (2), ground turkey (2), tomatoes, romaine lettuce. $12.54
Aldi: flour, sweet peppers, peaches, oatmeal. $7.52
Save a Lot: dry milk. $7.99
CSA box: $20 (the strawberries were wonderful)
Hopefully we are stocked up enough that we won't have to spend much the next couple of weeks. We spent more than we should have this half of the month when you add in our too frequent restaurant meals.
Papa John's Pizza: 3 item large pizza after one of those days. $8.47
Lunch with Angela: $22.64
Lunch with Bob and Berwyn: $22
Lunch to use free sandwich coupon: $4.76
Lunch with Angela: $15.32
Lunch with Dad and Sharon: $15.80
Our groceries cost us a total of $150.61. Eating out was another $88.99. So, combined our cost to eat was $239.60 or a whopping$16 a day for the two of us. And, we only have $129.70 left from the monthly allotment to get us through the next fifteen days. I believe we will be literally eating into the cushion before the month is over. Luckily, it is a healthy amount.