I've been very negligent in keeping food in this house. I'm not use to feeding two more adults on a daily basis...cereal boxes that use to be half full are now gone....I guess it doesn't help that my two older daughters don't start working until the beginning of June. They work up quite the appetite when they are home all day doing nothing...
Do you hear the sarcasm? Perhaps it's because I just ran out to do a quick shop (at our cheap grocery store) so that the kids will have something to eat for lunches. We were out of american cheese (the only sandwich my son will eat) and we needed some fruits and snacks. We did end up buying some toilet paper (we seem to go through that quicker too!), and a few other things...my husband's peanuts, soda and orange juice, but that was about it.
Guess how much????? $98.00!!!!!! I'm sure this is a good $30.00 more than it used to be. Truth be told we really got nothing.....I could not believe that it was that expensive!! I guess I need a new budget for food....probably at least $250.00 a week....or maybe I just need to plan more and shop in bulk at Bj's.
I'm frustrated too because our gasoline bill came in and it was double what we use to pay. It went from an average of $200.00 to almost $400.00!!
How are people doing this????
Sigh. Sigh. and Sigh.