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For the month of August (my ‘month’ actually goes from July 23 to August 22 to coincide with my husband’s once a month pay schedule) my grocery budget is $550.00.
So far we had spent $323.51 of our allotted $550 for this month. Since then here is what we have added:
Beef CSA- $50 (This month I received 4 pounds of ground beef, a roast and 2 chuck steaks)
Farmers market (8/3)- $16.50
- 2 really big handfuls of lettuce
- 2 big bunches of beets
- 2 pounds fresh dug (and delicious) red potatoes
- Yellow squash
- Swiss Chard
Grocery Store (two trips)- $34.48
- 2 gallons milk (for yogurt and kefir)
- Plain yogurt (for starter)
- Cheesecake Sampler
- 2 pounds butter
- Sour Cream
- Pasta Sauce
- 2 gallons filtered water
Date Night- $59.51 (have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE date night?)
Subway- $14 and some change (after church on the way to working on a project at a friend’s house)
Carry Out Burgers on a night when Joe and I were gone until 8 and I did not have dinner put together before we left- $28.94 (I really need to get a plan for nights like these. They are rare but irritate me immensely)
Farmers market (8/10)- $13
- 3 pounds potatoes
- 3 fresh dug onions
- 2 bunches beets
Given to us from others gardens-$0
- 2 giant zucchini
- yellow squash and little zucchini
Total from all: $216.43
Added to previous total ($323.51)= $539.94
WOWZERS. I still have about two weeks left in this month and a remaining budget of only $10.06. I am really wishing we would not have picked up those burgers that night. $10 is not much left and I know I need a few things in the next few days (like butter).
Do you have ’emergency meals’ for nights when you are away from home later than you expect? I could really use some good ideas for this.