$20 Grocery – February & April 2013

We have been busy traveling, being sick, doing school and so on. As a result, I haven’t updated this blog for too long. Anyways, here I am!

For the month of February, Kabir was given $20 and he had to buy grocery for dinner from Kroger. He had decided to make tomato soup and ham/cheese sandwich for dinner. He served apples for dessert. He bought: ciabatta bread, cheese, 8 slices of Ham (he realized he could have saved some money by buying just 4 slices), 2 cans of tomato, garlic, basil and 2 honey-crisp apples. He spent $18.49 and saved $1.51.

$20 Dinner in February
$20 Dinner in February

For the month of March, we were sick and we traveled to LA. So, we couldn’t do $20 grocery dinner.

For the month of April, he served us hot dogs, salad and strawberries. He bought hot dogs, hot dog buns, ketchup, hot dog relish (I convinced him to get relish rather than sauerkraft by showing him it was cheaper. I didn’t want sauerkraft as it was a big bag for our household), a bag of chopped Asian salad and strawberries. He spent $14.70 and saved $5.30. I was proud to see him add the prices in his paper after each item he added to the cart. He wanted to be sure that he will have enough money before he added another item to the cart.

$20 Dinner in April
$20 Dinner in April

So far, he has saved $9.71. It will be very interesting to see how this project progresses over time.

$20 Grocery – January

In January, Kabir bought grocery worth $20 from Kroger for dinner for all four of us. He decided to serve Tortellini with Pesto, Kroger Garlic Bread (as buying Kroger garlic bread was cheaper than buying ingredients and making it at home), Kroger Sushi and Grapefruit. He bought pesto and grapefruit from me as we already had it at home. This time he saved $1.22. Adding the previous saving, he now has $2.90. Maybe one day he will save enough to buy us a feast! Also, he made the tortellini with pesto. He added more pesto than I usually do and it was more delicious than mine. He can’t wait to do it again for the month of February.

$20 Grocery Dinner for January
$20 Grocery Dinner for January

$20 Grocery

Kabir’s assignment was to buy grocery worth $20 from Kroger for dinner for all four of us. He decided to make pizza and so, we noted down all the ingredients we need. I supplied him with olive oil and seasonings. I took him to Kroger for grocery shopping.

It was so much fun to see him choose generic brand for ingredients rather than brand name to save money. The only place he didn’t compromise was Hunts Tomato can. He said that he prefers that and it’s worth it. He kept noting the price of each ingredient he put in the cart and adding them up. He realized that addition and subtraction is important otherwise he can’t be good at managing money. The adorable part was to watch him panic as he kept approaching $20 and he still had items to buy in his list. At the checkout, his total came to $20.44. We had forgotten about tax! So, he had to decide to return an item. He chose to return oregano. But, I had forty cents coupon and I let him use my member card to save some money. He was so happy! So, he had enough money to buy garlic in the end and he saved $1.68 that he can use when we do this assignment again next month

Then we came home, made pizza and enjoyed our dinner!