coffeepoweredmom

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The Groceries – Week One

on September 4, 2012

Hullo September!

Our grocery budget for the month is $240.

Week one is the “big” shop, so it takes up a good portion of the budget. This has worked really well for us so far, so we’ve decided to stick with this plan for September.

If I get approved for financial assistance to ‘go to’ school then we will be able to increase our grocery budget a little and there’s a chance this feature will disappear.

In fact, there’s a chance I’ll be pretty scarce. The rare coffeepoweredmom sightings…. ooooooh. I’m not done yet though. I’ll still be moaning and giggling away at everything. Plus, I’ve got to run the occassional photo challenge (is this foreshadowing?).

Week One Groceries

  • 2 stalks of green onions
  • 3 lb carrots
  • celery
  • bananas
  • 2 bags of mini boxed raisins (school is starting soon!)
  • 2 sticks of deodorant
  • 2 boxes of crackers
  • 6 bags of pasta
  • 2 packages of hot dogs
  • bag of oranges
  • one box of poptarts for a selfish mama after her kidlets go to bed
  • 2 bags of goldfish crackers
  • 3 bags of sliced lunch meat
  • 1.5 kilograms of grapes
  • 520 grams of broccoli
  • 6 boxes of cereal
  • toilet paper
  • 3 lb apples
  • 2kg bag of frozen corn
  • 1 bag of 1% milk
  • 1 bag of 2% milk
  • 18 eggs
  • 3 frozen pizzas (to prevent take out temptation)
  • one box of chicken nuggets
  • 2 bricks of cheese
  • salami
  • one jumbo box of ‘fruit and nut’ granola bars
  • 2 family packs of pork chops

TOTAL: $167.48

This leaves $72.52 for the rest of September. A daunting task for sure, but a lot of the foods (the lunch meats and granola bars, for example) are going to last more than one week. Week Two and Week Four should cost under $20 each for 4 bags of milk. That leaves a whopping $32.52 for Week Three which will be 4 bags of milk, apples and a couple of small things that we’ve run out of.

Cross your fingers!

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