January 2, 2012

Project Grocery: Happy Old Year - 2011 In Groceries

Because of our Christmas meat excesses, I was hoping to keep our last grocery bill of 2011 down arount $25.96. I failed.


But I didn't fail by much.

On this, we spent $54.64, mostly because this week we're eating out of the freezer inventory that we did for the first time in about six months, speaking of surprises. We're eating fried fish and coleslaw sandwiches, pork tenderloin sandwiches, french onion soup, leftover tikka masala, shepherd's pie, and (yet another surprise, I'm sure) ribeyes with The Best Potatoes Ever Consumed By Me But Made By Mister for date night. Again. Thank you, freezer.

I haven't done the rest of my Plan Bean numbers for December, but we're over on groceries by $28.69.

For all of 2011, we've spent $6,463.30 out of a budget of $6,240.00. I know we'll do better once I'm home again and have more time to bake bread and plan better meals, but all in all, 2011 was a good year for food.

Who am I kidding? Every year is a good year for food. I don't make New Year's Resolutions, but if I did, mine for 2012 would probably sound a little like this:

"Eat good food. Enjoy making it. Take a few pictures."