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Slightly Over on Grocery Spending

January 7th, 2017 at 08:47 pm

I hoped to spend only $50 this week, but I've got girlfriends coming for lunch on Monday, so today's grocery spending was $57. That included extra milk, lasagna ingredients,and everything possibly needed for the week as well as some notable bargains. We too continue to eat it all as my DH is still plowing through the bean soup for lunch while I had the last vestiges of the NY ham, and DD had leftover chicken soup. Dinner featured yet more delicious eating it up--this time the CSA veggies. The glazed CSA butternut squash (yum) had wild rice, cranberries, onions from the CSA. I subbed two aging clementines for the required OJ. We had that with pork tenderloin on the last of the CSA pears and apples. We still have lots of leftovers.

I also moved a treasure trove from the basement freezer upstairs. Honestly, except for some fresh fruit and veg, we don't need food for a good month. I'm looking forward to drawing it all down. Really, I dream of an empty downstairs freezer.

Great double couponing meant free yeast, some odd frozen cauliflower "tots" from Green Giant, Hormel lunch meat, and tortilla chips ready for tomorrow's Packer game.

6 Responses to “Slightly Over on Grocery Spending”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Oh, what are you having for lunch with the girls?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I love your idea the visual of an empty downstairs freezer, knowing you saved current funds by using it up!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Lunch tomorrow is lasagna and a salad. They're bringing bread and dessert. It's still our school break, and we have lots to talk about.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds good!!

  5. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Lunch sounds delicious and awesome job using everything up!

    I actually dream of a full downstairs freezer. Ours is currently empty, but I'm hoping to stock it up these next few months with the OAMC cycles. Since it's just DH and I, each meal last for at least 2, so the 2 wk. cycle gets us a full month of food. Hoping to tackle each cycle once a month starting in February, so that we have a good stash on hand.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yum! Lasagna!!

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