I’m going to be posting twice today – this post will contain my final receipt of the week and the next will have a tasty recipe.
Friday’s shopping trip was totally bizarre. I was contacted by a reporter from the local paper, the Lowell Sun, about maybe doing a story on The $60 a Week Project. Kathleen, the reporter, asked if I’d be willing to go shopping with her and a photographer and talk about the project. So that’s what we did yesterday and, let me tell you, shopping with an entourage is a wacky experience! Both Kathleen and the photographer (I forget his name) were very nice but it was still very weird. Anyway, I think the story’s going to run next Friday – I’ll keep you posted.
So what did I buy…
- 1 portabello mushroom for $.87
- 1 bunch (of 3) leeks for $2.49
- 1 tub of sage for $1.99
- 1 12oz. package of white mushrooms for $1.99
- 1 cucumber for $.60
- 4 lemons for $1
- 1 bunch of radishes for $.99
- 1 block of Gruyere for $3.70
- 1 box of pasta shells for $1
- 2 15oz. cans of white beans for $1.34
- 1 large can of diced tomatoes for $.99
Total? $16.96. My total for the week? $49.34 which means that I came in at $10.66 under budget – yay!
That picture up there is of my grocery-cash envelope. All of the tips for how to live on a budget suggest using envelopes with cash to manage your money – they all suggest it because it works. It’s much harder to part with cold-hard cash than it is to swipe the debit card. I take $60 out on Monday and keep it in my envelope, it keeps me honest!