Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday (last day of normal food buying habits).

Breakfast:

Cheerios and milk and a banana. About 50 cents.

Snack at eleven: Half of a chocolate muffin, lots of water, all left overs from last Fridays meeting at work. Free. (Also pretty gross).

Lunch- Half of a ham sandwich, grape juice from the corner store. 4.95. A mocha from cupcake royale. 4 dollars. (Four dollars?!?)

Snack at work to deal with being stressed out- sunflower seeds. Mike bought them last week for our trip to portland. No idea what he paid for them. I'll say I ate probably 15 cents worth.

So far, having not eaten dinner, it's been about ten dollars.

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So, also, I was thinking- if we were really on food stamps, we'd get one lump sum of money at the beginning of the month, and would have to budget from there. I'm thinking about doing a large grocery shopping thing on my way home from work. 37 dollars times 4 weeks worth of groceries. But- so risky. What do you think?

2 comments:

Cait said...

Hm, I think it would make it much easier to have a lump sum at the beginning, to be able to buy more diverse and cheaper bulk foods. I just did my shopping trip (will post about it later) and had to sacrifice a lot of things I would have bought even though what I have already is probably good for more than a week. Anyway, now that I think about it I might go back later in the week and supplement, using some of next week's budget, just to have more diversity.

Erica said...

I'll be shopping tomorrow, and I tend to go grocery shopping twice a week because I am always forgetting something... that will probably have to change for budgetary reasons. If food stamp folks get their allotment once a month, we probably should too. I wonder if getting crunched at the end of the month because of spending too much early on tends to be a problem... I will try to stay within 37 a week.