Thank goodness for mobile deposits and online invoicing, or I would really be insane this week.
I have had to be even more organized than usual, and I have hit some road bumps. We had to do takeout twice this past week, and we ran out of alot of things as I just haven't had any free mornings (except for Friday) and in that morning I got my hair done and was able to get to Walgreens.
Food purchases this month so far
In Vermont (technically a May purchase but I counted it towards June as it was May 31st) over half a pound of FiddleHeads. Oh my, a delicious spring time weakness for me, and one I look forward to every year. What made this sweeter was the price. I paid $4.91. The price in the market we went to in Vermont was $7.99 a pound. I probably should have bought more and blanched/froze them, but I wasn't sure they would do well with that. This week I found them in CT for the equivalent of almost $28 dollars a pound!!!!!! A quarter of a pound for 6.99. From now on, I will only buy them when we are in VT or NH.
A splurge the beginning of the week to make sure I had plenty to eat all week during the day. I brought three boxed organic soups with me from the pantry, and I purchased A bag of salad mix, a pound of premade tuna salad, a cucumber/onion salad and a sourdough batard as well as a bottle of diet coke (this was a huge splurge and it lasted all week, I rarely drink soda). $16.20
Two 10 ounce package of cantaloupe and a bag of organi baby carrots (FREE with gold coins!) A savings of $5.49
10 ounces of pineapple, 2.5 dozen eggs, a large container of all egg whites, gallon of milk, two packages of cheese ends from the deli, 3 boxes of ronzoni smart fiber pasta (Oh my, these were less than half of Dreamfields, my usual choice) Almost 4.5 pounds of 85% lean ground beef and three pound packages of ground pork that were dated June 3rd so they had $2.00 off each. I ended up paying $3.04 a pound.
3 pounds of bananas at .59 a pound, 5 pounds of potatoes and 5 pounds of vidalia onions.
Total for food was $67.72
BJ's wholesale (with husband on Saturday)
Two cases of water, 15 pack of dannon light and fit drinkable yogurt, 2 bags tortillas we were out), Skinny Pop popcorn in a big bag for Gpa P and a 20 pack of the same for DH lunch. Black and green olives (we were out), hormel crumbled bacon (we were out) a large box of Special K (two big bags). A case of kraft mac and cheese. I think loss leader would have been a better deal, but this month is a crap shoot for finding deals. $97.70 (ouch.....but the kraft mac-cheese/olives/bacon/cereal will last more than a month)
DH also went to BJ's earlier in the week and got a package of steak tips for $24.00. Again ouch, but I wasn't home to argue. It did last for two days worth of meals.
Shoot, almost half of our food budget gone and it's only 6/6/15. I'm going to have to try and be more on top of planning these next two weeks.
Non food purchases:
Renewal of my big y silver card membership
Liquid Plumber hair clog
Scope, Clip on Sunglasses (I have been meaning to get these for a while), 5 pack of gardening gloves, Stephen King's newest novel (I guess I should share with all of you some day how I met DH) 18 pack of sponges and steamer trays (we use these for so many things) $ 62.72