|Pears growing on one of our trees.|
Between the gardens and having a full pantry and 2 full large freezers, we should be eating really well and not have to buy all that much this month. Thankfully, this comes at a perfect time for us to do another much needed grocery budget challenge. We are looking at some unexpected additional expenses and the money has to come out of our budget from somewhere. We also really do need to use up a lot of the older produce and things in the freezers to make room for the newer things that will be put in there during this year's harvest.
That being said, my husband and I decided that $150 would be a very reasonable amount for our food budget this month. There are a few things that I know we are going to need like apples, bananas and some milk along with hot cocoa mix that we buy in bulk because hubby uses it in his coffee. I would love to be able to only eat fruit from our garden but my hubby is not a fan of raspberries, strawberries and cherries. He will eat rhubarb though if it is made into a cake or bread. ;) I will also be picking up more carrots, celery, tomatoes and avocados since we use those in salads and I will get more potatoes. I'm sure there will be other things as well but I am determined to stay at or under $150. I have already spent some of the budget on 2 bottles of club soda so I am now at $148.20 left for the rest of the month. Wish me luck!