I started with $26.17 in my grocery “envelope”. I knew I needed to stock up on some staples at Cash & Carry, a restaurant wholesale store so I budgeted $100. rather than my usual $70 this month.
Let’s see what I bought and what I ate…
Cash & Carry $70.32
Right away I made a batch of oven baked Chicken, then used some of that to stock my freezer with Burritos.I made breaded pork chops accompanied by oven roasted red potatoes made with
Pork chops and apple sauce go together in my book so when I discovered I’d finished off all my home canned apple sauce, I made a quick trip to the produce stand for
After that I individually wrapped the rest of the pork chops and put them in the freezer for future meals.
Grocery Outlet $3.35
These helped my make
In fact I think I made pizza 3 times this month.
I wanted whole milk so I could make a batch of yogurt, but also grabbed the 2% when I saw it was marked down. With so much milk on hand I decided to use the day-old Honey Wheat rolls I brought home from work
to make bread pudding
Safeway $.05 -no picture of the ginger root I needed to make
using some more of the chicken I’d stock piled.
The freezer still held a nice assortment of leftovers at the first of March so although I didn’t do a lot of cooking the past month I still had a varied diet.
For snacking, I made
I took advantage of some loss leaders
and I still have $2.54 to supplement April’s grocery budget.
I still have lots of chicken, do you have a favorite recipe for me to try?
Same goes for pork recipes.