I have been getting so many emails asking about our grocery budget that I figured I better give an update.
But really, I haven't forgotten about this already, I've just been so busy posting about the other fascinating aspects of our lives.
My totals are a little higher than they would have been because on Saturday I purchased enough snacks to get the kids and I safely to to San Diego, even though we're only going as far as Minneapolis. (I hadn't been to Target in a few weeks and I ended up going a little crazy...I have to admit it was fun.) So for the last month (31 days...figuring Patrick is set until next Monday) we've spent $550.00 at the grocery store, $125.00 eating out and about $75.00 on snacks/groceries for our trip. (I did buy a lot of stuff for the kids to eat in the hotel...it wasn't all cheetos.) Wow...about $250 less than the last month I counted! I'm really happy. I think the biggest change has been from Patrick bringing his lunches (he's actually keeping a fridge in his office stocked with sandwich supplies & fruit) and watching the trips to the drive through. $35 of that $125 was just at Famous Dave's on Sunday, too. I'm sure I'll be getting some Starbucks on the drive tomorrow (and throughout the weekend) but that comes from our vacation fund and doesn't count. :)
Finally, for my reference, here is the breakdown from my last big grocery shop:
Lunch Stuff: 17.00
Froz Fruit: 7.00 =$227.00
I'm not going to breakdown what I spent after this as I am not that uptight. (allright, I totally would have but I can't find my darn receipt!) I do know it was mostly on soy & dry goods, though.
And now, finally, I will put you out of your misery and end this. xoxo