Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 1-14: Buying and Eating

Allocation for the month:  $ 344.40.      Cushion:  $ 452.35. ($125.75 from this year.)

What We Ate:

Baked potato, salad, butter beans and homemade apple sauce;  Ham and bean soup with homemade bread; leftover Mexican casserole from the freezer and salad; turkey pieces in gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted beets; leftover nachos from the freezer, cheese/beans and rice, homemade applesauce;  liver and onions for me, meal out for Mike; leftover ham and bean soup and Mike's leftover soft pretzel; pasta with faux meat sauce and garlic bread;  mushroom rice, cranberry sauce, dilled carrots, buttermilk biscuits; pizza; leftover mushoo from the freezer; Philly cheese steak sandwich with homemade French fries and peas;  ham and cheese strata; shrimp cocktail, spinach balls, Delmonico steak, yogurt and strawberries,  heart shaped cinnamon rolls

What We Bought:

Aldi:  pretzels (for chex mix), Swiss cheese (2), bleu cheese. $8.55

Price Rite:  butter (2), eggs (6), frozen pizza (2), kielbasa (4),  Italian sausage (3 lbs), pasta sauce (4), cheese its  crackers (2), peas (2.5 lbs)  $30.79

Bread Store:  bagels, artisans bread (2), hearty rye, English muffins. $3.54

CVS:  Honey Nut Cheerios  (2)  $2.98

Save a Lot:  cider for vinegar. $2.99

CVS:  Maxwell House instant coffee (2)  $5.98

Giant Eagle:  Chobani yogurt. FREE.    Saved $1.79

GNC:  marshmallow treat and broad bean crisps  FREE. Saved $5.98

Tops:  butter, cereal. $3.68

TOTAL:  $58.71

We did a lot of eating out of the cupboards for this two weeks and it shows.  We basically bought only what we needed or what was just too good a deal to pass up.

However, we do need to do a salvage shop.  And that will cost.
Also, I hope to take advantage of some Lenten fish and seafood specials.
The last two weeks of the month will definitely cost more but I'm OK with that.

Eating Out:

Mike Barstool Sailing:  $10.44
Jury duty lunch:  6.25
Arby's 2/1 sandwich. $6.14
Mike breakfast with Rick:  $2.68

TOTAL:  $25.51

Grand Total:  $84.22

Remaining Allotment:  $260.18

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