Thursday, August 26, 2010

$100 Grocery Budget for the Month

(A beautiful double rainbow)
(And a promise from God)

     Ever wonder how in the world you can go to the store and spend hundreds of dollars of groceries. As you push your cart out the door you wonder what exactly you bought that cost so much. And I know that when I went to the store as a child with my mother we all wanted these cookies, or that cereal. 
     I feel that we spend so much on groceries and it's only my husband and I! No little kiddies yet. So, I got the urge to do a revamp on my kitchen cupboard cooking. Check out what I did for this here. It's basically cooking from  you have for one month and only buying milk or other have-to-have items.
     The challenge: One month with $100 for groceries.
     To make sure I only spend that amount I got it as cash and have it in a separate part of my billfold.
     We're currently one week in and here's the breakdown of spending:
          Wal-Mart: Only $12.00!  Thanks to sticking to the list!
          Hy-Vee: $40.00  There were some great sales.
          Aldi: $3.00   Woo-Hoo! Only milk and sugar.

     Grand total left for three weeks: $45.00. I can do it! It's been great. The past couple of nights we've had chicken Parmesan over spaghetti, grilled salmon and loaded baked potatoes. 
     I'll keep you posted on how the rest of the month plays out.

"Lord I trust you
To move in miraculous ways!
Now I feel your arms around me
And I'll worship you all of my days
And give you praise"
Unconditional by SonicFlood

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