Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 15-31: Buying and Eating

We started August with a monthly allocation of $381.61 and a cushion of $178.94, giving us $560.55.  The first half of the month we spent a total of $70.74.  That left us with $310.87 of the monthly allocation and the $178.94  cushion.

What we ate:
Hummus, crackers, grapes and brownies; Greek salad, pasta salad with turkey, watermelon, grapes; leftover hamburger from the freezer, pasta salad with mozzarella, shortbread cookies; Greek salad with hamburger and blue cheese on top; Pulled pork sandwich, corn, potato chips;  baked potato bar, peas, sauteed cherry tomatoes with onions and mushrooms, garlic cheese bread;  Alfredo noodles with ham; smoked sausage with baked beans and corn; beef, bean and rice taco boats with rustic tomato salad and fruit for dessert; tuna chowder with crackers, tomato sandwiches, peaches with blackberries; chicken salad stuffed tomatoes, grapes, corn on the cob; orange glazed pork, potatoes Anna, steamed broccoli, watermelon; eggplant Parmesan with pasta, rustic salad and garlic bread; leftovers; spaghetti squash with Asian peanut sauce, peaches and peas

As you have noticed, meals were simple while I was in the hospital and recovering.  Nothing wrong with simple meals, but I do like to throw in a  "Sunday dinner" on a regular basis.  Maybe soon.

What we bought:
CSA:  lettuce, peaches, tomatoes, potatoes (5 lbs), beets, colored sweet peppers, cucumber, green beans, acorn squash $12
CSA:  potatoes ( 10 lbs), cherry tomatoes, strawberries ( about half were frozen), cucumber, cantaloupe,  Hungarian peppers, yellow sweet peppers $12
CSA:  strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, peaches, blackberries, corn, spaghetti squash, onions, eggplant. $12
CSA:  peaches, tomatoes, raspberries, butternut squash, broccoli, green peppers  $12

SaveaLot:  grapes( 2.5 lbs. ) , ground turkey ( 3 lbs) .    Total: $4.52

Bread Store:  cinnamon raisin English muffins, regular English muffins, Monk's rye bread, cracked wheat and oats bread, seasame seed bagels  $ 5.35

Aldi:  crackers; sliced cheese (3); deli ham, turkey; shredded cheese (2); cream cheese (2); eggs (2); Parmesan cheese; Greek yogurt. $28.01

Giant Eagle:  goldfish crackers  $0.99

SaveALot:  bologna $0.99

For the second half of the month we spent $87.86.  So, the total spent for the month is $158.60.  That averages out to $5.12/day this month.  Thank heavens for stockpiles.

 We are left with $223.01 of this month's allocation to add to the existing cushion.  So, our cushion now stands at $401.95.  Love it!  I see turkeys, hams and baking ingredients being added to our stockpile in the near future.  :)  That's my happy face.

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