As I wrote in my last post, I went to the semi-local grocery store on Monday for some ingredients for that night's dinner and some odds and ends for the rest of the week. I spent $29.33 for whole milk, steak sauce, fish fry seasoning, steaks, cucumbers, toamtoes, lettuce, and onions. The steaks were a major splurge, but sometimes it's nice to splurge!
I had two other runs to the local store for items I forgot: vegetable oil, sour cream, and skim milk. The total of those two trips was $6.38.
I also stopped at Walmart for Pepsi, which cost $7.36. (Taht includes the deposit on pop cans.)
Those trips left little money to work with for my grocery run today. As I mentioned before, we are hosting the outdoor evening church service Sunday night. I decided to make sloppy joes, so we needed ground beef, Manwich, and buns. We also needed drink mix for Sunday, the baby needed more milk, there was a great deal on pasta (14 cents each after coupons), and we needed rice. I ended up paying $31.56 for the following:
What I spent:
Village Market: $29.33
Which makes my total for the week: $74.63. Wow! 37 cents below budget. Not bad for having a couple over for dinner one night and feeding the main dish to approximately 40 people on Sunday!