Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Buying and Eating: January 1-15

Under the new thrift plan amount we have $11.91/day for our family of two or $5.95/person/day.  For January that means we have $369.21 to cover all food costs.  We have no cushion as we start the new year.

For January, an effort will be made to eat from our abundant stockpile.

What We Ate:  smoked pork shoulder, sauerkraut, spicy black eyed peas, spiced peaches, pecan pie;  homemade fish and chips, Brussels sprouts, pears; pork fried rice and Chinese onion pancake; leftover appetizers;  Mexican pizza and homemade guacamole;  tuna noodle casserole, peas, homemade rolls; Mongolian beef, stir fry veg and rice;  leftover Mexican pizza and guacamole;  pulled pork, carrot and potato pancakes,steamed broccoli;salmon quiche from freezer, broccoli, baked sweet potato; ham loaf, baked potato, green soy beans; fish with a caper-lemon sauce over stuffing, steamed broccoli;  beef stew from the freezer over pasta with blueberries from the freezer;  couscous casserole from the freezer, mixed vegetables, fruit

What We Bought:

Save a Lot:  salad mix, fresh spinach (2)  $2.77

Vitacost:  almond flour (lb), erythritol sweetener (3lb)  $20.98  low carb is coming back to hopefully deal with the  holiday extras  :)

Giant Eagle:  protein bar  Free with coupon

Costco:  two whole chickens ( 6 pounds each). Originally  $11.70 used an $8 coupon for final cost of $3.70

Total for Groceries:  $27.45

Eating Out:
Lunch with Joyce  $11.21

Total for Eating Out:  $11.21

 Two Week Total:  $38.66

We have $330.55 for the remainder of the month.

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