Wow, guys, it's been almost 2 weeks since I have posted on the blog!
Since my last grocery post, I have gone through the food we have in the house and decided that milk was my priority. So, I went to Kroger since I was already in "big town" and purchased 3 half-gallons of organic, pastured milk to the tune of $10.14.
At last count, I had $10.46 left for the rest of the month.
$10.46-10.14= $.32 left!
I have stubbornly refused to go to the store and buy "snacks", because I really really want to not go over on the food budget of $450/month for our family of 5.
Admittedly, we have been eating "weird" snacks. One thing I have been doing is scrounging in the baking cabinet and making "trail mix" with odds and ends in there. Throw some chocolate chips in there with the marshmallows and nuts and you have trail mix, right?
I went through the freezer and I have at least 3 good meals (which will give leftovers for lunches), so I don't HAVE to go to the store, except to add variety to our diets. It's not a MUST, it's a Want To. ;)
I may go to the grocery on Friday, though, before the end of the month, because the kids are not home and I can shop smarter(and saner) without them. But the food will be for next week, which is the start of a new month.