Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October 25-31: Buying and Eating

Coming into the home stretch of the month, we had $2.14 of the original monthly allotment of $381.61 left.  Then we would be into our cushion of $480.19.  Below is how it played out.

What we bought:

CSA (the last one):  grapes, Apple's, red peppers, cucumber, potatoes, corn, butternut squash, turban squash, gourds, Indian corn. $12

Giant Eagle:  frozen hash browns (2.75 lbs)  99 cents. (for cheesy potatoes during the holidays)

Tops:  goldfish crackers (3), Apple cider (gal.)  $2.49 (Mike loves goldfish)

Aldi:  sugar (20 lbs), feta, bleu cheese, parmesan, avocados (4), butter, pecans (pie during the holidays), canola spray.  $25.85

Country Fair:  salami (~1 lb)  $3.03

Save a Lot:  pork sausage (4)  $3.96

Giant Eagle:  frozen pizza (3)  (will be used for easy/quick meals), Life cereal  $3.96

Total groceries:  $52.28

What we ate:
  leftover stack enchiladas from the freezer, corn on the cob, fried green beans, mint brownies;  spaghetti squash with butternut pasta sauce and garbanzo beans, garlic bread, steamed broccoli;  homemade veggie burgers, sauteed mushrooms and onions, homemade French fries, cucumber salad;  roasted chicken with acorn squash, Dijon roasted cauliflower and cucumber salad;  vegetarian cottage pie using some of the vegie burger mix),,  yogurt, Parmesan supper bread;  Italian beans and rice soup (gathering up some fragments from the freezer), bread pudding (more freezer fragments); southern bbq (made from the meat picked off the chicken carcass after I made broth)

Meals Out:

Breakfast with Ginger, Amy and Cindy. $7.95
Total:  $7.95

Grand Total for the week:  $60.23

Amount of cushion needed:  $58.09.  New cushion balance:  $422.10

No comments:

Post a Comment