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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Update on Cost Per Day

BLAH! My goals aren't working out so well, are they? Ah well! I am still satisfied that for our large family, we're not doing too terribly bad. I could do a whole lot worse. :D Here's an updated list of how we're doing. I believe we are coming in at a little under $15/day. Hmmm, should this be our new goal, $15/day? Naah, I really don't like that number, once multiplied by 30 days. Maybe I'll say $14/day as a new goal. Okay, so it'll be $14/day. YEP. How's everyone else doing? I got a batch of gals doing this with me and even beyond how much is spent per day, a whole lot is being noticed. It's amazing what you'll learn in what you're consuming once you write it out and analize it.

July 1:
biscuits and gravy $2.10
2 cans pop biscuits $.80 I made some earlier but was not pleased so made homemade... both were consumed.
chicken tostadas $2.25
watermelon (free)
cookies 1.25
stuffed bell peppers $5.50 (meat $3.75, 3 cans tom. paste $1.20, seasonings .25, rice .30, peppers were free)
beverages of tea, coffee and milk $1.50

Total for today: $13.40
What boosted today's spending is that I should have origionally stuck to homemade biscuits and the cookies were meant for tomorrow's snack but the children were hungry from swimming. Ah well! This is a high day for us. Wink

July 2

breakfast : free at church

Lunch: Little Caesar's and 12 pk drinks $23.50

Supper: free at church

beverages: soda, listed with lunch

Total for the 2nd: $23.50

July 3:

B:muffins : 1.25

L:Italian bake: $2.20 (noodles were given to us for free by a person who works at a pasta factory, I added a little sausage and 3 cans of tomato paste with seasonings and about a cup of cheese mixed in.

S:leftover italian bake (free) and chicken and rice soup (1 1/2 chicken breasts boiled and shredded, carrots, celery rice and seasonings) $2.25
A loaf's worth of homemade bread was ate with the meals and as a quick snack with margarine. $.60

beverages: coffee and soda $2.75

Total for 3rd: $9.75

July 4th
B: bacon, eggs(free), grits(free from neighbor as a thank you for mowing her grass) with 4 slices cheese $4.00
L: ate with extended family to celebrate the holiday. We took a big pan of baked beans and brownies $3.00 (I used leftover bacon from breakfast to top the baked beans so that was helpful. Brittany made the brownies all from scratch-with free eggs from the back yard and .07/pound flour)
S: 2 packs smoked sausage, fried, 2 boxes Hamburger Helper fried rice(used no meat), stewed squash and onions(squash from garden and onions given to us through husband's work) $5.20
Beverages: tea and coffee $1

Total for today: $12.20


July 5
B: banana shakes $2.50
L: beans and weanies, sliced tomoatoes and popcorn $1.65
S: turkey soup, peach cobbler and ice cream $6.30
Beverages: $1
daily total: $11.45

July 6

B: pancakes and peach syrup $2
L: ham and cheese sand. $3
S: hot dogs and fries $5
snacks: popcorn .10, ramen cups 1.50
daily total: $11.50

July 7

B: egg sandwiches $1.65
L: tuna salad sandwiches and chips $ 5.50
S: cubed steak with gravy and rice, peas $6.75
Bev.: coffee, tea, milk, $3
snacks: chips and ice cream $3
$19.90

July 8

oatmeal bake $1.40

peanut butter and jelly sand. $2
coffee cake $1.00
peanut butter cookies $1.50

Pizza $7.00

bev.: tea, coffee, milk $3

$15.90

July 9

omelets and leftover oatmeal bake $1.20

lunch: leftover pizza, cubed steak gravy and rice (free)

supper: steak $11.25, grill packets of garden veggies (zucchini, onion and yellow squash, another squash of which we've never had before...looks like a spaceship to me. LOL Those were given to us)

bev: tea, coffee, milk, koolaid $3.25

$15.70

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