I didn't get back online to update my grocery spending like I said I would yesterday. I had sinus pain Tuesday afternoon as a storm front was moving through, but when it hadn't eased up as of yesterday midday, I gave in and called my nurse practitioner. There were no appointments available, but she called a big fat antibiotic prescription in for me. I just downed my third dose and it no longer feels like someone is driving a spike into my face. Oh, alright, I'm sure that would feel much worse in reality, but you get the idea.
Someone else might use being sick as an excuse for falling off her own pantry challenge bandwagon. But not me, uh-uh. I have no excuse. Two stores had some good store coupons -- some of them the same as last week -- and I simply gave in to a few bargains that I didn't strictly need to buy yet. I also gave in to convenience, as our garden is keeping me busy and is taking precedence over things like bread baking. Still, I think I did fairly well, dollar-wise.
July Grocery/Pantry Challenge:
Items Purchased Today (store brand unless indicated): 1 loaf bakery Italian bread, 1 Betty Crocker brownie mix, 2 loaves Earth Grain Eco-grain bread, 5 lb. bag unbleached flour, 4 boxes instant pudding mix, 1 pkg. hot dog buns, 1 pkg. burger buns, 2 bags tortilla chips, 1 pkg. Farmland jumbo franks, 2 lb. green grapes, 4 pounds Farmland pork sausage, 1 16-ct. Lipton tea bags, 1 Kraft Mac & Cheese Dinner, 2.50 lb. peaches, 4 8-oz. cartons yogurt, 1 gallon whole milk, 1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese, 1 bag cheese curls, 1 bag BBQ potato chips, 1 can sliced mushrooms, 1 dozen farm-fresh eggs
Amount Spent Today (including tax): $34.53
Amount Spent To Date in July (including tax): $146.90