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!
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That's an excellent price on the chicken breasts and the milk! You did very well with your grocery shopping, Debbie. I, too, am confident that you'll make it just fine with your budget, this month.ReplyDelete
Thank you Bless! :)Delete
You can do this!!! This is the part of the month where it gets hard for me--not because I'm out of food, but because little things keep cropping up that someone wants, or we run out of, etc., and because I just like grocery shopping:) So, hang in there--you set yourself a harder goal than I did this month!ReplyDelete
You made great choices at the store. I mean, you've got to keep the hubby happy and it's not too much to ask for a little hot chocolate and peanut butter:) I'm glad you could get them for him. I know from all you've said about him that he is a really great guy--it's always worth it to keep those husbands happy.
Thanks Becky and yes, it is hard when you run out of something. I'm trying really hard to find substitutions for some things that we have run out of but that hot cocoa and peanut butter are things that I cannot "fake". ;) And yes, my hubby really is a great guy...I am blessed!Delete
Cheering you on!! And, yes, keeping the hubs happy is a top priority in my book as well. Good for you.ReplyDelete
Am going to put wonton wrappers on my list. They sound yummy. Just picked up some cream cheese today as it finally hit a low for here.
Loved reading about your reasoning (ie the why) behind what you purchased.
Last night we had our first rain/wind storm of the season. Oh, my, there are leaves every where and covering the lawn! And it's just the start of leaf season. Walked the dog today in my lined nylon pants. Another first for the season. And now the sun is out!
Take good care --SJ
Hi SJ. :) We got that wind and it brought down more branches from my neighbor's big tree. I heard a loud crack and looked out to see a huge branch in her yard. I called her and while we were on the phone, another one came down in my yard. I ran outside, in my jammies and robe (I'm sure the neighbors think I am nuts) and quickly moved my car so it would not get hit if another one came down.Delete
I'm glad you were able to get out and go for a walk. Caesar is going a bit bonkers since we are not getting him out for one as much as we should. Be blessed!
I accidently entered my comment when I had not finished writing yet. I would love to have you as a best friend who lives next door so I could take you with me shopping so I could learn a thing or two. Thank you for sharing good sense.ReplyDelete
You are so sweet Angela. I would love to take you shopping with me! :)Delete
Hi Debbie! :)ReplyDelete
Around here, we try to keep our budget tight, but sometimes, we also run out of something or have unexpected expenses, but we try to stick to it.
But you did very well with your grocery shopping and your hubby deserves all the pampering you give him!
Here, THANK GOD, the rain has finally came and all of those fires we're put out.
Have a great day!
Paula, that is great news about those fires being out now. Praise God for bringing the rain! I have been so worried that they would reach you.Delete
Thank you Debbie! Most of the fires were up North, but there were a few minor ones closer to our village.Delete
Last Saturday I think, there were more than 500 fires active in Portugal and we are a small country, so you can imagine...
But God brought the rain!
Hello Mrs. Debbie,ReplyDelete
My, OH! My ... I've been away for so long, but have enjoyed catching up with your blog.
Sounds like you've been doing well with your grocery budget. The new snow out your way is pretty. Fortunately, we are still snowless aaaand our temps. remain warm; highs in the 60's ... nearly unheard of in our area for this time of year.
Well hello stranger! :) I'm so glad to hear from you and pray all is going well. I have missed you!Delete