Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 1-15: Buying and Eating

Allotment of $369.30 for the month.
Cushion of $422.10.
Total available of $791.40.

What we ate:
Meatloaf from the freezer, roasted butternut squash, noodles with broccoli and Parmesan cheese; leftovers; beef stew from freezer, applesauce, bread; homemade pepperoni, onion, and olive pizza with stove popped popcorn; popcorn shrimp, roasted squash, Dauphin potatoes, garlic bread; leftover pork from the freezer, corn on the cob, mashed cauliflower; leftovers; Macaroni and cheese; mushu pork with spicy Asian noodles and salad; chili and cheese nachos; pepperoni pizza and chips( we got it free on Veteran's Day);  hot chicken salad, spinach salad, roasted squash;  shepherd's pie from the freezer and spinach salad; leftover hot chicken salad and squash with green salad;  pasta with pesto and sausage, bruchetta;

What we bought:

Aldi:  raisins, aged white cheddar, white cheddar with cranberries, shredded Parmesan, Brie, whole berry cranberries (3), maraschino cherries (2), prosciutto and mozzarella roll, butter (3), Bavaria, smoked salmon, stuffed olives (2), cottage cheese, pretzels (2), French baguette. $ 45.33
As you can guess, I have started to purchase treats for the holidays.  :)

Tops:  butter, chobani yogurt (2), cake mix, Turkey breast (7.2 lbs.), butterscotch morsels, Sargento string cheese (2), Barilla pasta, wet cat food (4), popcorn shrimp (32 oz. )  $31.49

Giant Eagle:  cereal (3), Snapple tea (free), gala apple's. $5.95

Bread Store:  Monk's rye bread, Monk's pumpkin spice bread, Thomas' onion bagels  $2.52

Aldi:  butter (4), sugar (2), eggs (2), green onions. $13.41

Price Rite:  Pam, baking soda, instant coffee, olives, lentils, split peas, mushrooms, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, Apple's, cheeses (6), cream cheese (3)  $34.78

Tops:  tortilla chips, pretzels (2), chips (2), onions (2lb), potatoes (3lbs), carrots (1lb), brownie mix, cream mushroom soup, fresh organic herb blend, beef broth, Chuck roast (4lbs), Italian bread, 12 pack of water, 48 oz. vegetable oil  $17.68
This included an 11% Veteran's Day discount.
Also reflects a buy a Chuck roast and get some items free promotion.

Aldi:  brown sugar. $0.99

Christmas Tree Shop:  nutmeg, chili powder, syrups for coffee (3), cookies for Mike (4)  $4.92
This reflects a 25% Veteran's Day discount.

Meals Out:

Taco Bell with Mike:  2 free tacos and Mike got a bean and rice burrito and a drink  $2.12
Dinner before theater:  7.00
Lunch with Angela:  $11.31
Veteran's Day breakfast with Mike:  $14.16
Veteran's Day lunch with Mike:  $8.50
Lunch with Angela:  $12.45

We spent $173.57 on groceries and $55.54 on meals out.  That totaled $229.11.
We therefore have $ 140.19 of the allotment for the rest of the month.  We will be into our cushion.  No problem. That's what it's there for.

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