I just have to brag for a minute. I went grocery shopping this afternoon — having planned meals for fourteen days, plus needing a few pantry staples, a few household items (paper towels and toilet paper), and three cards for a family member facing a new medical diagnosis — and exited an hour and a half later. I spent $106.23. If I subtract the cards, and average everything else out, that’s just $7.14 a day to feed all three of us! (To be honest, I will likely hit the store at some point next week for another gallon of whole milk for Smooch, a loaf of bread, and another bunch of bananas – so that might bring my average up to $7.85. Still not bad.) Considering that for a while, I was spending $350-400 a month on groceries, I’m really feeling good about my ability to pinch pennies and still come up with a nice variety of healthy meals. Yay for the little housewifely victories, eh?
Oh, the frugality