We went shopping before Thanksgiving and used our $50 Visa gift card that I won at our recent neighborhood chili cook-off. We spent a total of $48.88 on the items in the above picture. I knew I would need to go back for a few items, but as it turned out, I need to get more than I thought. I ended up going over-budget for the month by $50.
S0, instead of spending $100 out of pocket for November groceries, I have spent $150. No too bad at all, but we still have another week left in the month. I really do have enough on hand–just not a lot of fresh produce. I have at least 10 dinners planned with food on hand.
We have done well with savings so far this month. I can’t wait to wrap up next week and share our results and lessons learned.