We are thrilled to see that our garden is taking shape and our herbs,vegetables and fruits are growing better than expected. We hope to cut our grocery bill once we start to eat more from the garden in the upcoming months.
This month has been a bit of a set back with the mail in rebate error that we made earlier in the month. We are trying to stay focused so we stick to the budget and not beat ourselves up that we messed up.
What we learned from that experience was:
- The error was caught and documented but sometimes mistakes are made. Don’t sweat the small stuff, but make sure you catch it!
- We won’t let it happen again by making sure we read everything.
Last week I asked my fans for some Rhubarb Recipes and one fan posted a recipe on the Canadian Budget Binder Facebook page for “Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie”. I shocked at the grocery shop price of $3.99lb for this vegetable (now considered a fruit) that we have in abundance in our back yard. This pie is fresh and tangy and a perfect ending to nice meal topped with vanilla bean ice cream.
Did you know this about Rhubarb?
Although the leaves are toxic, various parts of the plants have medicinal and culinary uses. The traditional Chinese pharmacopeia features rhubarb (as a laxative)
Yes this pie tastes as good as it sounds (minus the laxative) although I switched it up a bit and will be posting my version soon for all of you to try. Just to give you a little sneak-peek …. no drooling now…….look at how creamy and fruity it is… mmm.
Last week Mrs.CBB and I ended our shop like this:
Total budget to Spend this week $54.65-$34.30=$20.35 to carry over to another week if needed.
Total Spent to Date in June OOP – $71.98+$34.30=$106.28
$190.00-$106.28=$83.72 left to spend for the month of June.
Here are your coupon match-ups from Save Big Live Better for the week.
5x Lactancia Milk Sale $3.88- $1.00 coupons
1x bag of potatoes 10lb $3.97 (ouch)
4x Cream Sale $1.99 each
1x breakfast sausage- $2.68 – 30%
1x breakfast sausage- $2.82 -30%
1x breakfast sausage- $2.78- 30%
Total Coupons Used $8.48 (this includes the sticker coupons on the meat)
Total OOP- $31.13
1x Red Onion $1.00 (it was a big one)
1x chinese Nappa cabbage $2.12
1x Spinach Dip *reduced price- $1.29
1x PC Ketchup- $1.99 each
2x perogies $1.67 each
8x Loney’s Pomedoro Sale 4/$1.00 Each box makes 1 pot of pasta sauce.
2x Mustard $1.00 each- .75 coupons
1x Dry Oregano $2.49 (huge bottle)
1x Sour Cream $1.00 each
4x VH sauces $2.27 each- $4.00 in coupons
4x BBQ meat $4.97 each
2 big bags of Pillers Sausages reduced $2.00- .50 coupon (we only had 1 on us)
Total Coupons Used- $6.00
Total OOP $44.19
Total Shop for the month is $71.98+34.30+75.32= $181.60 which leaves us $8.40 to spend if we need.
Post your weekly shop just like I did above in the comment section of this post for your chance to WIN a monthly prize. The goal of posting your shop is to be mindful of your budget and to track your grocery spending. You will be amazed how well you will shop just by taking 20 minutes a week to post. Keep all your receipts!
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