I expected to blow the grocery budget out of the water. I had spent just over 1/2 of it last week ($47.13 remained) and my list was much larger than normal… we’ll see?
Yes I did.
I spent $107.79 in one shop: 5 blocks cheese, butter, 1.5 gallons milk, 2 frozen OJ concentrate, 2 bags coffee, 4 pkg pecans, 1 jar of P-nut butter, 2 boxes cereal, 1 peanut oil, 1 cat food, 2 demi-glace, 1 mayo, 1 flour, 1 pickles, 4 water, 1 vinegar.
I could have saved by not buying multiples. I got 2 pecans and so did DH. If we’d put 2 of them back, we’d have been under budget, for example. The indulgences were a block of swiss cheese, the cereal, the extra pecans. The pickles were supposed to be a jar of pickle relish, but the brand we prefer they only had pickles, no pickle relish, so we’ll chop our own.
This is one week’s worth: butter, milk, water. The majority of the groceries we bought should last us 2 weeks or more. What I expect to last more than 2 weeks: pecans, peanut oil, demi-glace, mayo, and vinegar.
The spring farm’s first pick up is tomorrow, 3/9. I thought I had another week… Nope! The onslaught begins. And so, despite the fact that I bought all this food Sunday, I need to go and seriously look at the big freezer and see what I can use out of it to make dinner? The “clean the freezer out” project needs to be put into high gear.
- The taxes need to be finished, today.
- The storage move needs to be finished in the next few days.
- The freezer clear out for the season needs to be finished, this week.
- The food plan for the year needs to be finished, this week.
See a trend? I am going to be insanely busy for a little while.
My big seed order never arrived. I sent them an email last night asking for information. They cashed my check and are normally really good about fulfilling their orders. But, given the f’d up post office these days? Who knows…