Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Last Weeks Total

Last week's food total seems to be about $66.00.

Please realize that I do tend to round the numbers a little. Everything isn't going to come out exactly at the quarter dollar mark, but for simplicity purposes that's how I add it.

Our grocery bill is significantly higher than $66 a week. Of course we purchase other things in our grocery cart (toilet paper, soap, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc). We also purchase some things to drink which I haven't mentioned or added in to our grocery list here. Coffee, teas, frozen juices, bottled water (that I keep stored in my van - more on that in the next post), and sometimes things like V8 juice or small bottles of Gatorade as treats. We'll also buy Slimfast drinks at Sams. I don't drink them but sometimes the girls or Mike will if there isn't time for a proper meal.

I've also not mentioned dessert. And my children have it several times a week. Ice cream or I'll make a cake or brownies or these *fabulous* cookies that are super simple, quick and easy. We call them "Doodie Plops".

I'm also not figuring in snacks. And we do snack here. If supper is going to be late. Or if someone is just hungry for some reason. We keep nuts, cheese, olives, pickles, fruit, Mike's trail mix, etc. And I'm sure that adds significantly to some days budget.

2 comments:

Beth said...

Good job Michelle!

What's in your doodie plops? Are they no bake cookies?

I've been reading your posts all week and have wanted to comment, but I've been tied up with the bathroom (I'll be so thankful when it's finally done).

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see your bathroom. I check your blog almost every day to see if you've updated!

The doodie plops are the no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. I'll post a recipe just in case you (or anyone) doesn't have it. It's fabulous.