Budget catch-up

Missed another two weeks 😆  Oh well.  So here are weeks 42 -44.  Week 42 we spent $141.70 and here’s what we bought:

  • Bell peppers $1.19
  • Carrots $2.98
  • Garlic $2.95
  • Thyme $2.99
  • Red onions $3.23
  • Butter $13.69 – I got Costco and Plugra butter from Harmon’s, not cheap but delicious!
  • Heavy cream $6.00 – I made ice cream 🙂
  • Cream cheese $3.76
  • Ice cream bars $11.49
  • Yogurt $4.31
  • Chicken quarters $19.15
  • Eggs $3.39
  • Chocolate $23.14 – this was baking bars and chips
  • Flour $2.69
  • Powdered sugar $1.79
  • Maple syrup $13.59
  • Bread $5.98
  • Chips $11.58 – I stocked up on the pumpkin seed chips and Costco – so good!
  • Nutella $6.75

That’s actually not bad since we had all of my family over for dinner too!  Week 43 were out of town for a bit and tried to run the groceries down.  We did a lot of eating out too, so we didn’t buy hardly anything, just spent $9.28.  We bought:

  • Brussels sprouts $3.79
  • Bagels $5.49

Week 44 we bought a lot of stuff because the fridge was literally empty!  Not good to be eating out so much.  We spent $147.66 and here’s what we got:

  • Green bell peppers $1.98
  • Broccoli $4.33
  • Carrots $3.37
  • Celery $2.05
  • Green onions $.99
  • Thyme, oregano, and rosemary $6.58
  • Kale $1.99
  • Limes $1.00
  • Romaine and red lettuce $3.38
  • Parsley $.99
  • Snow peas $2.29
  • Zucchini $.95
  • Fontina cheese $5.40
  • TJ’s applewood bacon $3.99
  • Deli ham $3.49
  • Costco bacon $17.29
  • Eggs $3.39
  • Applegate uncured pepperoni $3.59
  • Christiansen’s pork sausage $10.71
  • Deli turkey $5.98
  • Farro $3.99
  • A jar of crushed hot peppers $8.89
  • Chocolate pistachio toffee pieces $12.99
  • Tonic water $.79
  • Orange juice $3.95
  • Green olives $4.30
  • Macaroni $1.39
  • Top ramen $1.00 – I know 😆
  • A jar of roasted red peppers $4.99
  • Salad dressing $4.59
  • TJ’s chile relleno
  • TJ’s tamales $6.87
  • Wheat bread $1.39
  • TJ’s Jo-Jo’s and a box of waffle cookies $5.78

We still have a bit of produce in the fridge, lots of squash and potatoes downstairs, and plenty of pantry and frozen stuff.  I’m going to try to keep the spending down this week to just essentials, and use up stuff in the fridge.  I’m going to start working on gathering the whole year’s numbers up to get a real average for what we spend, so that next year I can really know where we should try to be for the weekly budget.  Riveting, I know 😆

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