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First Grocery Shop of December

December 1st, 2022 at 04:58 pm

There are five Thursdays in December. (Yes, I switched back to Thursday, since I didn't shop yesterday.) That means only $20 per trip. I spent $21 today. It was the leanest trip ever, I think. I bought two sweet potatoes, a canister of raisins, a pound of butter, creamer, eggs, yellow mustard, granola, and a package of cookies. I know. I just really miss cookies when there are none.

In ten days I'm going to be hosting a brunch for my family, so I'm going to make two shopping trips before then -- one for non-perishables and one for perishables, the day before. I'm not counting either one in my grocery budget. It will be tracked under Gifts/Charity, which I am going to rename Gifts/Charity/Hosting. It's the right place for it, I think. I will probably have leftovers from this event, which will help with the grocery budget.

I have never seen the shelves at Aldi so empty. If that train strike does happen, I can't imagine what it will be like.

3 Responses to “First Grocery Shop of December”

  1. Wink Says:

    Any money I spend on food for "occasions" like hosting Christmas Eve dinner or having people over for watching Sunday football games I track under an "Entertainment" category too. It's food I wouldn't normally buy, and I rarely have much in leftovers. My Aldi was also looking a little sparse too on certain items.

  2. mumof2 Says:

    wow 12 eggs alone over here are around $9 so we would be starving here if we lived on $100 a month

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I didn't think of entertainment! But I think I will leave as is; it's something I do for others.

    I paid $4.30 for a dozen eggs, which is a new high for me. Spending $100 a month has been a bit more challenging than I thought it would be, but so far I haven't had to back down. It's just me, after all. And bear in mind, I don't count any non-food items in my grocery category.

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