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Food Budget Review – September 2019

Every month I do a quick run-down of last month’s food budget. Just to give you an idea of where our money goes in terms of food. We have a $400 monthly budget for food, and we generally stay well under it.

If you’re interested in the ins and outs of the groceries I buy and what we eat I’ll be writing a post soon and linking it here.

September Food Budget Review

We ate out quite a bit in the first week of the month because Derek’s brother Markos was visiting. But we still managed to stay well under our $400 food budget.

9/2 - 9/8

Groceries - $25.55

  • 9/4 – Weaver’s Way Co-op – $11.01
  • 9/4 – Weaver’s Way Co-op – $6.73
  • 9/8 – Acme – $7.81

Restaurant/Cafe - $75.11

  • 9/2 – Mi Puebla – $29.92
  • 9/3 – OCF Coffee – $7.00
  • 9/3 – Old City Coffee – $4.50
  • 9/3 – Penn General Store – $1.90
  • 9/4 – Nom Wah Tea Parlor – $24.79
  • 9/8 – Barry’s Buns – $7.00

Week Total: $100.66

9/9 - 9/15

Groceries - $84.01

  • 9/9 – Acme – $24.18
  • 9/11 – Acme – $4.99
  • 9/12 – Acme – $7.09
  • 9/15 – Acme – $38.27
  • 9/15 – Weaver’s Way Co-op – $7.48
  • 9/15 – Acme – $2.00

Restaurant/Cafe - $0

Week Total: $84.01

9/16 - 9/22

Groceries - $83.36

  • 9/17 – Weaver’s Way Co-op – $1.95
  • 9/18 – Acme – $4.99
  • 9/18 – Acme – $1.07
  • 9/19 – Acme – $7.65
  • 9/20 – Acme – $12.97
  • 9/22 – Acme – $33.49
  • 9/22 – Weaver’s Way Co-op – $17.76
  • 9/22 – Acme – $3.98

Restaurant/Cafe - $15.52

  • 9/22 – Jyoti Indian – $15.52

Week Total: $99.38

9/23 - 9/29

Groceries - $37.53

  • 9/27 – Shop Rite – $8.89
  • 9/27 – Wal-Mart – $6.98
  • 9/29 – Wal-Mart – $4.16
  • 9/29 – Acme – $17.50

Restaurant/Cafe - $3.25

  • 9/24 – Dunkin – $3.25

Week Total: $40.78

Month Total: $324.83

I don’t buy groceries with any regularity. And Derek drives for his current job so he picks up a lot of non-perishables for me.

Basically we buy stuff when we run out. May seem a little unorganized but it works for us!

And we stay under our food budget so it’s no big deal.

-Chelsea

Foodie, traveler, hippy. I love to cook healthy and delicious food. I do everything as naturally as possible (some would call me a granola girl or a hippy). I also LOVE to travel and experience new cultures and foods!

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