Ouch, today’s grocery bill has already got me whining at 10:30am on a Monday!
A friend and I are doing The Fresh 20 together, where you buy 20 fresh ingredients every week and are given 5 recipes to cook with. So far, it has really expanded my cooking knowledge and gotten my boo and I to try new things! My average grocery bill for this has only been about $30 so far…but today I was up to $51.27 and still need to obtain ricotta cheese, fresh parsley, beef sirloin steak, and fresh salmon fillet. I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe’s because it’s convenient and their prices are comprable to Acme but with a slightly higher-quality of produce. I also had to buy a lot of organic this week because TJ’s was out of the generic…so that wasted a few pennies. I’m gonna peep the Acme sales and hit them up later so I can get cheap meat/seafood. I’ll also probably grab some more fruits, since some of TJ’s were looking kinda bleh and were kind of pricey.
Today I am going to apply to a bunch of jobs and work on my thesis crap. I’m also going to go for a job to print out things for my Jeni’s training and it will be awesome.
I’ll probably update this post later after I accomplish things. Keeping this journal seems to help me feel accountable, even if nobody reads it.
UPDATE: I ended up spending $56 at Acme to get the remaining groceries. OUCH! The $12 I spent on ice cream and tastykakes was not that awesome….but the Tastykakes are for my friend. His whole bag was stolen after a convention this weekend and he needs something sweet and delicious. The sirloin steak and salmon were also pretty damn expensive.
Tonight’s Fresh 20 meal was mushroom & ricotta paninis with a side salad…and a beer. The beer is to clear up room in the fridge. Yeah. That. It was pretty good, but would probably add more spices next time. I think I’m going to start telling Jon he has to buy the ice cream so I don’t have to waste so much money.
I jogged almost 2 miles today which isn’t anything crazy, but I also didn’t eat a whole lot so it’s fair.
Applied to 3 jobs! Hopefully one of them will come through.
I didn’t get nearly as much thesis shit done today…..womp. I’ll have to work on that.