July 25, 2011

Project Grocery: It Might be Possible

For the longest time, I thought that it was impossible for me to stay within our grocery budget - especially that week when we spent it twice.

And then thing started turning around, and here we are. Week thirty-one, $99.94 spent, average grocery spending at $118.18. Hey, it only took half a year, right?


(You knew there was one, right?)

This was the shopping trip I did by myself at seven on Saturday morning before I left for a day of Abstract Expressionism and university roommate fun in Toronto. I was feeling pretty good about it - especially the ice cream for $1.99 each - until Sunday morning, when I realized I'd forgotten some key items in the menu. (Which is meant to be Spinach and Quinoa Frittatta, Maple Glazed Salmon, Hash (simple, but oh, so good), Chicken Salad, and some other things I don't remember.)

What did I forget? Steak. Salmon. You know, the important stuff. And while it was on sale (which is why we were featuring it on the menu, naturally), it and the few other things I forgot managed to increase the numbers by $24.09.

So let's try that again, shall we?

Week thirty-one, $124.03 spent, average grocery spending at $118.96.

Might be possible is right.