Monday, August 10, 2009

Veggie Challenge Summer '09 - Weeks 5 & 6 & Grocery Budget

Here are the results from our veggie challenge these past few weeks:

Week 5: Yum

Week 6: more cucumbers! We are drowning in them due to growth spurt in garden!

Week 3 & 4's throw aways - I really cannot stand green beans when they have any hint of brown spots. Or kohlrabi with brown spots. I know...picky-picky.

Lesson learned - it just means I need to eat them sooner. Or freeze the green beans (I think you need to blanche them first? Share your tips!)

Seemingly non-salvageable greens...tsk tsk.

In July, our grocery spending was down from last month: $733.23. (Compared to June's we spent $774.22 on groceries.)

Here's how July 2009 it broke down:
  • 12 grocery transactions (1 more than the month before!)
  • $333.69 at Super Target (we live really close to one)
  • $0 at our Co-op (boo...shame on me)
  • $3.55 at a local grocery store
  • $42.72 for the organic vegetable CSA delivery
  • $83.25 at the fancy expensive grocery store (for son's birthday party food)
  • $118.84 at Trader Joe's
  • $151.18 at Whole Foods
Could it be that we spent less this month because we had no co-op transactions this month? Or we ate less? Or ate more of what we had in our pantry? Or perhaps our pantry was fully stocked in July? Or because we're eating out of our garden now?

Perhaps all of the above?

I'm not sure, but I'll continue to keep an eye on things and report the findings!

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