As I expected, we ate out quite a bit over the holidays, to the tune of more than twice our usual budget: about $125. Of course, as I had expected we would do that (mama didn’t cook very much because of traveling for Christmas), I had actually budgeted for that.
There were odds and ends at the grocery store to get, mostly convenience food — and coffee. I went with no ground coffee in my house for almost five days. It was torture. Between Giant Eagle and Target, spent $114.97.
Monday we made a Costco run for stuff I will need to pack lunches again next week. That came in at $153.82.
Other purchases included wine and beer (not including the port wine I gave to Dan for Christmas — it was a theme gift; he also got a decanter, port wine slippers, or pipes, and a book on port) at $58, and a CSA pickup, which is costing $34 a box this winter.
Looking ahead, I have a grocery list for some New Year’s Day cooking I plan to do and another state store run for champagne and possibly some Grand Marnier. There’s a Maker’s Mark cocktail (one of my Christmas gifts from Dan) I want to try, also for New Year’s Day.
Grocery store should come in around $200, and (providing my husband behaves himself) state store shouldn’t be more than $50.
I’m doing some good cooking over the weekend, plus trying a couple new cocktails, so I will have plenty of foodie fodder for next week.
Let’s see how the holidays were for everyone else!
* Emily Levenson
* Dairy-Free Cooking
* Test Kitchen Tuesday
* Acquired Tastes
* Fit Flexitarian
* Warm As Pie
* Katy Rank Lev
* My Inner Healthy
* Little Blue Hen
* xox, b
* What da Health?
* Project Food Budget 2.0
* Ignition Nutrition
* A Nice Heart and a White Suit
* Fresh…A New Chapter
* Whole Living Gal
* Two Eggs Over Easy
* That’s Just Me