Monthly Grocery Budget.

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  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Trip to Wal-mart, Freddys and the bread store.

    We were going to have a ham for Christmas, but Freddys had some really pretty prime ribs for a decent price. So $40 went to that.....and Big Boy is having some friends over for a bbq tomorrow, so that's a bit more expense than usual.

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    brings my total to 939.41
     
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  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I just ordered our prime rib roast for Christmas. After that no more groceries!
    I joined a challenge on a budgeting forum for a no spend January. We will be eating from the pantry for the whole month.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I hope you'll post your challenge progress here so we can follow it. That sounds like a real accomplishment to shoot for. Good luck!
     
  4. lazy gardener

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    That sounds like a good plan. I think I'll do a bit of a modification on that plan. Will allow fresh fruits/veggies/milk, but will attempt to do more baking for treats and perhaps even some breads, not sweat it if I cave and do the thrift store for bread. Perhaps add a goal for at least 1 crock pot meal/week.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    If you want to try baking some bread (or other goodies), drop by the Home Baker's thread LG...we have a lot of recipes posted there now. There's an index on the first page of the thread so take a peek and see if anything appeals to you. The link is in my signature line.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Spent 141.24 at Wallys and Grocery Outlet. Brings me to 1080.65 for the month so far.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    15.32 at Wal Mart on Christmas Eve, and 12.13 at farmer's. Brings me to 1108.10 so far.
     
  8. DuckLady

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    I may have to modify that to picking up fresh fruits and veggies when I am near a real store, which is unlikely. I have been in heaven with the fresh stuff we bought a coup,e weeks ago. We are just finishing up the salad stuff. We rinse everything we can in a weak vinegar/water solution and allow to air dry. Even lettuce keeps a couple of weeks or more. Sure helps the budget to be able to eat it instead of giving it to the freeloading ducks. :lol:
     
  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I didn't know that would prolong produce, good to know!
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I didn't know that either! About how much vinegar?
     

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