I added up my grocery shopping bills and to date I have spent $58.21 on food for me. I did buy a case of seltzer water, the expensive organic greens and a large box of crackers at Costco. The water and crackers should last me until next week, the crackers probably until the end of the month. I drink the seltzer water instead of soda, my well water sometimes tastes off and honestly, I like the bubbles! I did a fruit and veg shop at the really cool ethnic market. They had a ten pound bag of onions for $2.00, but I really don't have the space or plans for ten pounds of onions, I got two pounds for 79c.
I can't complain that I am lacking in the food department. I have lots of things in my larder and freezer and I'm making enough food at dinner time to get me at least one, if not two lunches and one extra dinner. And I have not even tackled half of my planned menu ideas.
This is good. I just don't go to the grocery store to "see what might be good for dinner". That's OK every so often, but my food purchases were out of control for a while. I'm getting better at controlling the urge to stress shop as well. Plus it's good to do a cupboard clean out and restock with fresh items. Even dried pasta has a shelf life! I think I can do this $100 april food bill.
I ran out of gas for my gas grill, I do have to refill the propane tank, and it will be good to get back into the grilling mode now that the weather is getting better!