Due to some unexpected costs I have only $50 left in my grocery jar for the next 10 days. We are seriously committed to our budget and our debt repayment so unless we are in danger of going without food there will not be any more money added to the jar until the 15th.
Our family is: Myself, DH, 14 yo DS, 4 yo DS and 14 month old DD who is still nursing. Due to allergies we cannot eat many processed or convenience foods and the wee one can't have dairy.
I have lots of baking supplies so I can make bread, muffins, cookies etc. We have pasta, 2 jars of sauce, a couple pounds of stew beef, a pound of ground beef, veggie burgers, chicken burgers, a bag of peas and eggs on hand.
Other stuff on hand:
A few pounds each of oranges and pears
Rice (white and brown)
Cans of tuna
1 pound of cheese
some frozen blueberries
little frozen tarts shells
I'm not used to shopping on a budget and I'm a bit embarrased to say that up until recently I would spend $1200 - $1300 (or more) every month on groceries and other household consumables like cleaners and diapers.
Any thoughts for the next 10 days? I have tonight covered.
Just wanted to add that we live in a very high COL area. A dozen eggs here is $4-6 and a gallon of milk is $4.50