It's Friday. I'm over budget this month by two bucks. I have been under budget the last sox months by about nine bucks a week. I think proces of produce has contributed to it. I have been sticking pretty close to two dollars a pound for meat ( average) and have pretty much stayed to the target prices on staples. That leaves the veggies.
Staying in track with your budget is a matter of knowing what prices you are going to pay and staying on your range and portion controlling your protein. I do that by rotating the meat purchases based on the sales. One meat usually per week, buy as much as you are going to eat in a month, and cook and portion control it in freezer bags.
This week it's ground beef because it is 2.99 for 9 percent hamburger. Last week chicken was .80 a pound. I cooked about ten pounds. Whole chickens are cheaper than parts usually. When I can find grill packs , I debone the breasts and cook the rest for shredded chicken. Good on tacos or BBQ chicken sandwiches.
Paying 1/2 price for food means you can have more food and stocking assures that you never have an empty pantry.
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Rite Aid has baby food for free until Next Sunday. Even of you don't have a baby, it is a nice thing to buy it and take it to the food bank. I can just about guess that there will be a mother with a baby that really needs the food.