While I figure out my new longer-term budget and goals, thought I would do some spending snapshot posts, since I am always curious about other people’s day-to-day spending.
Today I spent about $4.50 at the cafeteria at work for eggs and hash browns for breakfast and a banana I saved for lunch. Brought coffee.
On the way home I stopped for groceries:
1 dozen pasture-raised eggs- 4.99
Sharpie markers- 2.89
Earl grey tea bags (50)- 7.09 (This is my fancy splurge tea!)
18 dishwasher pods- 2.79
6 pack of ramen noodles- 1.59
2 noodle packs- 1.29 x 2
1.5 lbs loose mushrooms- 5.95
5 garlic bulbs-2.50
1.2 lbs ginger root-3.50
0.15 lbs small hot peppers- 0.60
1.85 lbs tomatoes on the vine- 3.68
Except for the sharpies, these are all regular staples that I will definitely use up. I ususally grocery shop once every 1.5-2 weeks or so. This is a lighter haul to push me to be creative in using up things I have.
Planned meals (groceries combined with things on hand)
Vegetable pie with Indian spiced sauce
Vegetable stir-fry with egg (default weeknight meal)
Possibly potato pancakes with a side of mini oranges
May try to make a bean-based "meatloaf" with things from the pantry on a day off