$400 Budget Update – 2/23

The month is almost over, and the budget is pretty much gone.  I had to buy a new mop head last week, and that hurt things.  In addition, my forty pounds of Zaycon chicken arrives soon, and I have been periodically deducting for that.  Thankfully, we have plenty of food to get us through.

If you have been wondering why things have been a little silent around here on the blog lately, please do not fret.  We are a-ok.  I have begun working on preliminary tasks toward going back to college next spring.  Between that new adventure and our family’s day-to-day craziness, Todd and I have spent way less time on the computer than normal.  Hopefully we will be able to provide updates again on a better schedule soon.

This week I shopped at two stores: Costco and one local chain.  If you are new to my weekly budgeting posts, you can catch the original story here.  As always, our weekly menu plan is listed below.

Costco

  • Flour (25 lb.), Almond milk (1.5 gal.), Milk (2 gal.), Cheese (5 lb.), Popcorn (46 oz.), $40.10 after tax
  • Total: $40.10

Local Chain

I forgot to take the picture.

  • Applesauce (3 lb.), Macaroni (2 lb.), Instant milk (25.6 oz.), Diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.), Freezer bags (20 ct.), Corn (30.5 oz.), $14.09 after coupons
  • Apples (2.47 lb.), Carrots (2 lb.), Onions (2 lb.), Lettuce (2), Oranges (4 lb.), Pears (3.26 lb.), Potatoes (8 lb.), $16.32 after Checkout 51 rebate
  • Tater tots (2 lb.), Mixed veggies (1 lb.), Eggs (1.5 doz.), Pretzels (12 oz.), Tortilla chips (20 oz.), $8.44
  • Gluten-free cupcake mix (20 oz.), Gluten-free crackers (4.25 oz.), Gluten-free bagels (13.9 oz.), Gluten-free bread (14.3 oz.), Soynuts (0.61 lb.), $10.82 after Checkout 51 rebates
  • Total: $49.67

Grand Total: $89.77

Total for February: $387.24

We have just enough left in the budget for February to get us through if the milk runs out a day early.  We will not have any carry-over to speak of with our $12.76, but that is okay.  This is a time of year that grocery sales are not too awesome, so just staying within budget is always a good thing.

Breakfasts

Muffins, Homemade Granola, toast, fruit

Lunches

Sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, Homemade Bread, Homemade Mac & Cheese, fruits & veggies

Suppers

Turkey, mashed potatoes, Homemade Bread, lettuce salad

Turkey vegetable soup, crackers, lettuce salad

Rice & beans, lettuce salad

Egg burritos, tater tots, applesauce

Eat out (x3)

What is on the menu at your house this week?  Let me know in an email or comment below!