It seems crazy that today is the last day of October, and tomorrow is the first day of November!! I have done pretty good this month. I decided to shop and menu plan for 2 weeks at a time and save 1 trip to town. October was my "experiment" month with that to see how I liked it. I like it fine :) It doesn't seem that I'm really "saving" more money that way as far as groceries go, but I do like not having to plan a menu EACH week, and only going to town every OTHER week (which does save gas money).
For October I shopped twice:
That was for 4 weeks, so my weekly average is: $22.54! $2.46 under budget per week :) So now I can add $9.84 to my meat fund, bringing it up to $13.83. Nice.
So, that's the update! I hope I can come in under the wire this well through the holidays. I've started printing coupons off the Internet that I find for baking things - chocolate chips, brown sugar, etc.
Oh, and remember that $.59/lb turkey that I bought? Well, I used some of it last night to make a turkey pot pie. It was YUMMY!!! Well worth the money spent on the sale and the time cooking it and picking it so all I had to do was pull two baggies (1 cup ea.) of cooked, picked turkey meat out of the freezer, thaw it in the microwave a bit, and throw it in with the rest of my pot pie filling :)