Monday, October 16, 2017
October 2017 Grocery Budget Update #2
At my last update, I had $73.96 left for the rest of the month. I spent an additional $28.13 leaving me with $45.83 to last for the rest of the month. Here is what I bought and why...
~Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. The price was $1.67 a pound with my Safeway card. Each package had 5 chicken breasts in it. My husband and I will use 1 chicken breast for both of us per meal. There are a lot of times when that 1 chicken breast will feed us for multiple meals. Breaking the price down further means that each of those chicken breast is going to cost us just under $1 each. I consider that a good deal. I freeze each breast in it's own bag and pull each bag out as needed.
~Milk. The gallons of milk were $1.77 each on sale. I bought 2 of them and they are dated to be good through the end of the month. Hopefully I will not have to buy any more milk for the rest of the month.
~Plain Yogurt. I bought a large container of plain nonfat yogurt for $1.79. I used this in place of sour cream in things and also use it to make sauces. It can also be sweetened to have for a snack or breakfast.
~Hot Cocoa Mix. This is bought in bulk at Winco. I had not planned on buying any but my hubby told me he was about out and he uses it in his coffee every day to make what he refers to as "poor man's mochas". I'm not going to lie...paying $1.37 a pound is hard for me to do, but it is still cheaper than buying those little packets and about the same cost as making it myself from scratch. Hubby loves it and he works really hard for us so this is one thing that I just suck it up and pay for. 😉 He indulges me with my flavored creamers so we are even.
~Wonton wrappers. I paid $1.68 for these. I plan on making crab and cream cheese wontons as a treat this weekend since my hubby has taken a few days off. I already have the crab and cream cheese here on had, along with some green onions from our garden. Have you looked at the price you pay for these things at restaurants...outrageous!
~Peanut Butter. $2.68 is not the best price around, but hubby had to have it. He takes sandwiches to work every night and also loves peanut butter on toast and bagels. It's usually 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or 2 cheese sandwiches every night. He is a creature of habit.
So there you have it. I have $45.83 left and I am sure that I can keep within the budget!