Grocery/Food Budget Accountability January 20-February 19

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  1. Kbsmama

    Kbsmama Active Member

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    Making a new post here for my own personal use. ;) Our big paycheck for the month comes on the 20th of each month, so it works best for us to run our budget from the 20th.

    Aiming for $500 groceries for the month.
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    1/26
    Milk share $4
    eggs 1.50

    D&W 12.48
    2 whole fryers
    1 bag large conversation hearts (decoration and a few for the kids)

    1/22 Costco 198.57
    Gluten free crackers
    peanut butter
    strawberry jam
    olives
    focus factor vitamins--Kids
    Dates
    raisins
    ham
    dried fruit mix
    sausage links
    string cheese
    bacon
    cheddar slices
    salami
    turkey slices
    vinegar
    apples
    spinach
    frozen strawberries
    frozen mixed berries
    tortilla chips
    celery
    bananas
    ground beef
    canned pineapple

    Meijer 1/22 19.34
    sweet potatoes
    Reeses King size (DH snuck that in there)
    Eggplant
    onion
    garlic
    tomatoes
    broccoflower
    asparagus
    blood oranges

    D&W 1/21 13.56
    clementines
    Tabasco Chipotle sauce
    romaine hearts
    carrots

    Total: 249.45
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    $79.22 for food at my folks' house.
    59.84 Fast food Friday and Sunday.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
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    388.51, total
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    2/1 Costco 90.36
    24 eggs
    tortillas
    3# cream cheese
    ground beef
    chicken breast
    salsa
    greenbeans
    turkey breast chub
    hot dogs
    bananas
    tortilla chips

    Meijer 40.82
    mucinex (2 packages)
    onions
    green pepper
    carrots
    starfruit
    grapes
    yogurt
    herbal tea
    tomatoes

    Total 2/1=131.18
    Running total: 519.69

    I should have budgeted specifically for the trip to visit my family. If that is not included, then we've 380.63.
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    5.50 cow share and eggs 2/2
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    Completely not going to make $500. Fortunately, we have the money; it just means it doesn't go into savings. :(

    Continuing to track, so I can figure out what a reasonable budget will be in the coming months...trying to cut gluten completely from our household, so it's going to take more.

    84. Meijer

    80 Co-op
    3 doz eggs
    1 lb. cumin
    1 lb. cocoa
    about 6 boxes of tea
    3 lb. flaked coconut
    1 lb. dried cherries
    magnesium citrite
    cashew butter

    $4 cow share

    Costco
    apples
    canned pineapple
    crab and ale dip (DH)
    celery
    carrots

    i-herb order 43.
    2 jars Nutiva coconut manna
    1 bag teff flour
    1 bag sorghum flour
    bottle liquid stevia
    sunbutter
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
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    20.98 water kefir cultures
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    Amazon: coconut milk: 14.90
    Used a groupon for $10 for $20 at Amazon.
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    good job mama :)

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