I went grocer shopping today, and except for a couple of things I forgot, bought food for the rest of the month. Today I spent $66.76, which brings the grocery totals for the month so far to $278.81 and after a couple sodas and a latte out this past week, the eat out total is $53.64. That is $332.45 so far, well below my $420/month goal. Also, I did not pull out of the grocery totals the cost of paper napkins and dish scrubbers, which food stamps would not pay for. For the visually inclined, here is what the refrigerator looked like before the shopping trip:
And here is the “pantry.” Remember, during the kitchen remodel all this stuff is on a folding table in the dining room.
Inside the pantry box:
And here is the food bought today:
Monday: Chicken and rice, cranberry orange relish and cherry pie
Tuesday: Pork loin, mushroom risotto and steamed broccoli
Wednesday: kids w/ their dad. I will eat leftovers.
Thursday: Tacos, store-bought cookies
Saturday: lunch-grilled cheese and fruit, dinner-Egg Drop Soup version 2.0
Sunday: lunch-leftovers or sandwiches, dinner-home made pizza
Monday: spaghetti and meatballs, steamed green beans