Thursday, March 3, 2011
My Food Budget Update 2011 - Feb Update
Today's goal was to go through all of February's grocery receipts and see where I stood financially for the month. I had been dreading this for the last week - I had a feeling I was really close (or maybe a little over) on my budget, thanks to a chicken sale at Lucky's last weekend.
Here is the detailed information I entered into my budget doc this morning:
Sprout's vegetables prices are outrageous right now - they claim that the recent freezing temps and storms have ravaged their suppliers, so their prices are up. I've been resorting to buying our vegetables from the Asian market down the street where I can get broccoli crowns for 99 cents a lb and all types of cabbage for .99 cents and under, along with a few of our other favorites (carrots, celery, cucumber, onion, etc.)
No one is complaining in the sudden drop in variet. You'd be surprised at what you can do with cabbage. ;-) Thankfully, my son, Mr. "I-don't-like-anything-green", has developed a sudden love for broccoli and stir-fried cabbage and onions. It makes dinner a heck of a lot easier.
I have to clean out the freezer this weekend and take stock on what we have left. Once side is finally empty enough that I can start to buy frozen vegetables again (that will help add to the variety) but of course, that means we're getting low on meat again. Taking inventory will let know what to keep an eye out for when I'm grocery shopping. We can't let the beef/chicken supply dwindle...not in this house!
***Edited to add - 2 seconds after I hit "publish" my logical side popped on and I realized why my numbers didn't look right - stupid excel. It's fixed....and everything is 100% correct to my knowledge.
Posted by Anita at 9:41 AM