Wednesday, March 6, 2013

February Food



February Food Cost

January Total: $39.48
February Total: $43.39
Year Total: $188.20
Total Remaining: $176.80

This month I had three free meals from restaurants. The first meal was a promotional thing from Subway for a free breakfast wrap. The second free meal came from a local Italian restaurant that frequently sends coupons for a free dinner. I also had a free lunch at a Chinese restaurant for my birthday. I ate a lot of food during a Superbowl party and got very sick at about 3am. 

There are so many options for finding free or inexpensive food. In the past, I would not have signed up for a free sandwich offer or even taken advantage of a coupon for a free dinner. I now look at a $0.65 purchase for a candy bar as expensive. I did buy two Twix bars for $2.00 this month but that was because I was trapped writing a very long paper for Molecular Biology and had limited options for food. I'm beginning to view this year's challenge as a lifestyle change. Purchasing food will always be a necessity, but it doesn't necessarily have to be such a huge expense. If I were a little more disciplined, then I could really save a tremendous amount of money on food but I like chocolate every now and then... 

Restaurants: $13.49
Stores: $29.90

February Food List

1st - 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, 5c root beer, butterfinger, pep pizza, 3" sandwich (Subway free breakfast deal: 3" steak, egg white, pepperjack cheese, tomato on flatbread, 12oz coffee, 2 sugar) (Little Ceasars: $5.00) (Dollar General: root beer $0.85, butterfinger $0.60)
2nd - 1/2c corn, 1c bush beans, 1-1/2c potatoes, 1/3c rice, 1tbs butter, 1/8c poultry gravy, beef ramen, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, hot chocolate, 1/6 yellow cake, white frosting (GO grocery: frosting: $0.50, cake mix: $0.69, lemonade (10pks) $0.89, hot chocolate (10pks) $1.00)
3rd - 1-1/2c potatoes, 2 eggscr, 1 garlic, 1 tbs butter, frosting, 1/6 yellow cake (superbowl party: 2c root beer, 3c dr pepper, 4hot chicken wings, beef roast, 1c potatoes, 1c carrots, 1c broccoli, 1 roll, 3 sm donuts, tortilla chips, 3 kraft cheese, cheese puffs, cocoa treats, marshmallows,  salsa, bbq chips, salami)
4th - 1 pack crackers, vanilla icing, 1c root beer, lemonade
5th - (made bread)2tbs strawberry freezer jam, 1c corn, 2 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1/4 bread, 2tbs butter, 2tbs peanut butter, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee, 2 baby ruths, vanilla icing (GO grocery: $1.00 box crackers, $1.00 land-o-lakes (4pck) pepperjack cheese, $1.00 (2) baby ruths)
6th - 1tbs strawberry freezer jam, 1c bush beans, 1/3c rice, 1/4 bread, 2tbs peanut butter, 1/8c brown gravy,  1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, lemonade, 3 cupcakes, vanilla frosting (burned 6 cupcakes-made last in box)
7th - 2bs strawberry freezer jam, 1/4 bread, 2 tbs peanut butter, 3 cup cakes w/ frosting, hot chocolate, lemonade, 1 box mac&cheese (3tbs butter) (Dollar General: $1.00 Mac&cheese)
8th - 1c bush beans, 1 garlic, 1/3c rice, 1/4 bread, 1/2tbs butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, hot chocolate (from mom's school: 1 choc. Cupcake, 2 brownies w/ oreos) (Snappy's Free coupon: 2 garlic bread, 1-1/2c lettuce, 1/4c tomatoes, 1tbs green peppers, 1tbs onion, 1/8c feta cheese, italian dressing, 1-1/2c spaghetti marenaera, Mozerella cheese, ~4oz breaded chicken, 1-1/2c sprite)
9th - 1/3c carrots, 1/2c corn, 1c bush beans,  1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1 eggscr, 1/3c rice, 1/8c brown gravy, 1/2tbs butter, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee, hot chooate, sugar cookies (free Snappy's leftovers: 1c spaghetti, garlic knot, ~2oz chicken) (mom's school: brownie w/ oreos (85g), 2 cranberry muffin)
10th - 3/4c corn, catnip tea,  2 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1tbs butter,  1/2 pack crackers, can tomato soup, sugar cookies, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, lemonade, cranberry muffin  (walmart: $0.75 tomato soup)
($5.72 left for month)
11th - (made bread)2tbs strawberry freezer jam, 1/4 bread, 2tbs peanut butter, lemonade (Burger King: $3.49 chicken sandwich, sm fries, carmel sundae)
12th - 4tbs strawberry freezer jam, 1 garlic, catnip tea, 1 eggfrtst, 1 eggscr, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1/4 bread, 2tbs butter, 1/2 pack crackers, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, 1 hot chocolate, lemonade
13th - 1c green beans, hot chocolate, Mac&cheese (3tbs butter) 2 choc pudding (dollar general: $1.00 mac&cheese)(GO grocery: $0.89 choc puddings(4pk) (chilis dinner w/ m&j paid for me: chicken quesadilla w/ guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, fries)(valentine's gifts: 3 russel stovers chocolates, 3 peppermint choc chip cookies)
14th - (made bread) 4tbs strawberry freezer jam, 2 eggfrtst, 3/4 bread, 2tbs butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, 1 hot chocolate, 2 choc pudding (valentine's gift: 2 peppermint choc chip cookies) 
15th - hot chocolate (biology speaker: 1 piece cheese pizza)(from mom's school: oatmeal cookies, choc chip cookies, chicken salad sandwiches)
16th - strawberry freezer jam, 1/4 bread, 1/2tbs butter, work sweet tea (work: burnt pancakes, syrup, dr pepper, hushpuppies, spoonful banana creme pie) (from mom's school: pineapple, cookies) 
17th - 3/4c corn, 1c bush beans, 1/3c rice, brown gravy, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, work sweet tea (family dinner w/ R+M: chicken, stuffing, gravy, broccoli, mashed potatoes, lemon pie, root beer, pineapple)
18th - 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1/2tbs butter, 1 pack crackers, lemonade, work sweet tea
19th - 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1/3c rice, 1/2 tbs butter, poultry gravy, work sweet tea, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee(school: $2.00 twix(2))
20th - (made bread) 2c applesauce, blueberry syrup, 2 eggfrtst, 1/2 bread, 1tbs butter, work sweet tea, 1/2 pack crackers, tomato soup, choc chip cookies (walmart: $0.75 tomato soup)(gift from jonnie: tub of cookie dough)
21st - 1/3c carrots, 1c bush beans, 2eggscr, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1/4 bread, 1/3c rice, brown gravy, 1tbs butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, choc chip cookies (from tub)
22nd -choc chip cookies, pizza, root beer, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (little caesars: $5.00 pizza) (dollar general: $0.85 root beer)
23rd - strawberry freezer jam, 1 eggfrtst, 1/4 bread, 1/2tbs butter, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee (chinese restaurant: free buffet for birthday!)
24th - 2 eggscr, 1/2oz pepperjack cheese, 1 med tortilla, 1/2tbs butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee,  choc chip cookies (work: hush puppies, fried green beans, sweet tea)
25th - 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1med tortilla, 1/2tbs butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, choc chip cookies, tomato soup, 1 pack crackers (walmart: $0.75 tomato soup)
26th - dried apples, 1/4c carrots, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, 2tbs butter, salmon can into patties, ketchp, 1/8 pack crackers, mac&cheese (3tbs butter) hot chocolate (dollar general: $1.00 mac&chese) (walmart: $2.28 teryaki sauce, $2.93 canned salmon)
27th - dried apples, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki sauce, 1/2tbs butter, goat cheese pizza, 2 babyruths, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, lemonade (GO: $1.00 babyruths (2), $1.00 pizza w/goat cheese, spinach and tomatoes, $1.00 banana crunch peanut butter, $1.00 turkey stuffing lg box)
28th - dried apples, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki, 1/2tbs butter, poptarts, king size reese's, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, hot chocoalte, lemonade (GO: $0.89 spaghetti noodles, $0.39 poptarts, $0.89 king size reese's, $1.00 pizza w/ goat cheese spinach and tomatoes, $1.00 bag frozen fries)

48tbs butter left



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