Friday, November 30, 2018

Buying and Eating: November 16-30

We have $320.63 of the monthly budget remaining for the last two weeks of the month.  No worries.  I've got this.  :)

What We Ate:  macaroni and cheese; vegetable soup; chili and cheese quesadilla; curry, rice, lentil pancakes, broccoli;  spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread and peas;  creamy couscous and chicken casserole, lima beans, peaches; Thanksgiving Feast of turkey breast, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dressing, sweet potatoes, crescent rolls and pumpkin pie; turkey sandwich; pepperoni pizza; turkey and cranberry strata; salmon and kale quiche, green beans, fresh fruit salad;  chicken with pesto pasta, steamed broccoli, garlic bread; homemade turkey pot pie, homemade stewed tomatoes, fresh fruit salad; beef, bean, cheese and guacamole nachos;  shrimp scampi, potatoes au gratin, peas

What We Bought:

Aldi:  buttermilk (qt), crescent rolls (2), powered sugar, brown sugar (2), raisins, pretzels (2), butter (6), cream cheese (3), white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips (2), brie, romaine lettuce, cucumber. $33.74

Tops:  broccoli (1.5 lbs), eggs, brownie mix, clementines (3lbs) $ 6.61

Giant Eagle:  yams (2.5 lbs),  canned vegetables (8)  $3.04

Bread Store:  bagels (3), bread (3), rolls  $5.56

Costco:  tortilla chips, 3 berry frozen berries, pork loin $5.83 .(after coupons and cash back)

Total Groceries for Two Weeks:  $54.78

Eating Out:
Lunch out with Mike:  $14.62
Mike lunches hunting. $18.33
Lunch with Angela. $ 18.75

Total Eating Out for Two Weeks:  $51.70

Grand Total for Two Weeks:  $106.48

Remaining Monthly Allotment to Add to Cushion:  $214.15 which takes our cushion to $928.50 ytd and $ 1411.58 grand total.

For the month of November we spent a total of $155.24 which works out to $5.17/day or $2.59/person/day.

Groceries only work out to $91.32 or $3.04/day and $1.52/person/day.

As you can tell, we ate from our stockpile this month, in the main.  It's too big so we will continue to do so for awhile.

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