Last week's meal plan is in the books. Here is what actually happened....
SUNDAY--Country Fried Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine
WEDNESDAY--Barbeque Pulled Pork, Coleslaw, Rolls
THURSDAY--Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, Sauteed Cabbage
FRIDAY--Scrounge whatever you can find
I only cooked half of what I had planned. #2 son didn't want to eat the nights Hubs wasn't home so I just had soup or leftovers.
I spent....sit down for this...... $148.60 at the grocery stores last week.
I did the Kraft Deal at the local store 3 times. How could I not when it gave me bags of shredded cheese for $1.87?lol I also bought canned veggies for half price, cranberry sauce on sale, bags of sugar to get to $30 to earn a $10 Catalina(not quite there yet)and some on sale frozen fruit bars, chips and some soda to hide from #2 son. I am also working on my Thanksgiving Voucher at this store so all things being equal, I'll be going there until Thanksgiving to spend the grocery money.
I also used my $10 in Redner's Cats to get 3 bags of sweet potato fries and 3 jars of pasta sauce for .14¢ OOP. The $5 Weis Cat was used on 3 bags of burritos, leaving me an OOP of $5.01. I am going back up to Weis today since the burritos were advertised as 3/$10, but my receipt has the amount it took off keyed in wrong in their system, so they came out to 3/$10.01. I am going to have them make good on their "if it rings up wrong on sale, you get your money back and the product free" guarantee.
Hubs just shook his head at me and said, "You are REALLY going up there because you were overcharged a penny?", when I told him my plan.
Damn right I am! lol
My savings percentage was 45.83% last week, as the reg. retail was $274.32 on the groceries I brought home.
This week's menu.....
SUNDAY--Baked Catfish, Crab Cakes, Hush Puppies, Coleslaw
MONDAY--Kielbasa, Onions, Sauerkraut, Rolls
TUESDAY--Chicken & ? or ?
WEDNESDAY--Lasagna in the Freezer or ?
THURSDAY--Hot Dogs or ?
The Brother-IL is staying here for 3 days and we are bugging out for a mini-vacation so I have little control over the menu after Monday as he will cook what he wants.
When we get back I'll whip up some meals or have what we didn't last week(like the Chicken & Dumplings and/or Quesadillas).
At present, my October food spending stands at $459.82 with 7 days left in the month. I've left $400 in the dust and am creeping up on $500 for the month...which is double what I usually spend. Between laying in a few things today for BIL, nephew and #2 son and leaving them some cash for necessities I forget, $500 is gonna happen at least.
I'm hanging onto a 55.22% savings rate over regular retail for October. Hoping to stay over 50% for the month when all is said and done.
How much have you spent this month on food/toiletries?
Has it been an expensive month or a cheap month for you?