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    Using up freezer items- ground beef, whole chicken, shredded cheese, pizza, fries.....I will need to replace those but not yet. I want to keep going....

    DH is smoking chicken today and I'll use boxed dirty rice and frozen spinach. I have several rice mixes but DH won't make them since they require a stove. He wants instant rice in the microwave.

    Cereal was a great price again so I got 4 boxes. I'll pick up more this week. DS2 eats lots of it and is flying through it.

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    yesterday was grocery shopping day....

    used:
    nothing

    wasted:
    nothing

    freezer added:
    1 pkg discounted shrimp

    Fridge added:
    3 large containers of organic yogurt on clearance - clearance price was lower than regular yogurt
    2020 Goals:
    Pay off Ohio House - PAID OFF!! March 2020
    Save for whole house generator - $0/$15,000 (Guess amount, no quote)
    Fully Fund all Retirement Accounts & HSA - $12,500/$43,000
    Save for fruit trees - $0/$2,000 (by December)
    Survive Outage - 6-12s for 3-6 months.....love the pay, hate the hours
    Save for pond....now a 2022 goal

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    Made french toast with some frozen bread and used up half a pack of frozen blueberries with it.
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    Freezer used:
    3# ground deer meat

    Pantry used:
    container of cucumber powder

    add to the freezer:
    1 pan of hm lasagna
    2020 Goals:
    Pay off Ohio House - PAID OFF!! March 2020
    Save for whole house generator - $0/$15,000 (Guess amount, no quote)
    Fully Fund all Retirement Accounts & HSA - $12,500/$43,000
    Save for fruit trees - $0/$2,000 (by December)
    Survive Outage - 6-12s for 3-6 months.....love the pay, hate the hours
    Save for pond....now a 2022 goal

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    Freezer used:
    1 whole rooster

    Added to pantry/freezer:
    nothing

    wasted (aka fed to the chickens):
    some lo turkey, about $1 worth.
    2020 Goals:
    Pay off Ohio House - PAID OFF!! March 2020
    Save for whole house generator - $0/$15,000 (Guess amount, no quote)
    Fully Fund all Retirement Accounts & HSA - $12,500/$43,000
    Save for fruit trees - $0/$2,000 (by December)
    Survive Outage - 6-12s for 3-6 months.....love the pay, hate the hours
    Save for pond....now a 2022 goal

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    Freezer added - nothing

    freezer used - 2# ground beef

    pantry used - can of green beans

    pantry added - nothing

    wasted - nothing I can think of.
    2020 Goals:
    Pay off Ohio House - PAID OFF!! March 2020
    Save for whole house generator - $0/$15,000 (Guess amount, no quote)
    Fully Fund all Retirement Accounts & HSA - $12,500/$43,000
    Save for fruit trees - $0/$2,000 (by December)
    Survive Outage - 6-12s for 3-6 months.....love the pay, hate the hours
    Save for pond....now a 2022 goal

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    From the freezer: Pulled some hot dogs out of the deep freeze that are a little over a year old. Look a little freezer burnt and don't think they'd make great grilled dogs for tonight but think they'll be fine as beanie-weinies or similar so put those back and pulled out new hot dogs for the grill. New package of hot dog buns, will use some but put remaining back. Also used some cooked/frozen breakfast sausage this morning with breakfast.

    Added to the freezer this week: bag of frozen shrimp

    Added to the pantry this week: 1 bottle Tabasco sauce, some snack cakes and chips (been on a junk food binge for months )

    Added to the fridge: various fresh produce items

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    A lot going on here as I try to stay within my grocery budget. I still didn't stay on target but it wasn't as bad as what it usually is.

    Freezer used- all chicken (whole, cut up), sausages, bone-in ham, some blueberries, bag spinach, ice cream, gelato, steaks, fries

    Freezer added- loaves of bread, bag shrimp, 4 clearance pkgs chicken, 1 pkg ground beef, 1 ice cream

    Pantry used- all rice, vanilla extract

    Tossed- single pie crust, 1 tortilla, some expired milk

    I did buy loss leaders like tortilla chips and cereal. I didn't add much to the freezer and it's dwindling. I love vanilla extract for baking but won't buy any since I have some vanilla beans. The thing is that in baking, extract is better as it can be tasted. The beans lose flavor during baking. But I won't spend any $ on extract right now.

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    From the fridge: tossed 3 zucchini and two huge red bells that never got eaten, pulled out two small red bells that will go on the grill tonight.

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    I had be thinking of a pantry challenge! not that I stop shopping for long. dh is picking up choc icing, creamo and bread today.

    kids go though the ice cream, ramen, bananas, milk, cheese, pb, hotdogs, and bread non stop. pulled two steaks out of the freezer for dinner w rest of the frozen carrots and nugget potatoes for dinner. rest of the radishes too.

    bag of frozen dumplings and bok choy, hawkins cheesies, couple of swanson dinners, lunch entrees, pack of muffins, cookies, orange cake mix this weekend. dd made french toast for school w the rest of the challah bread. couple cans of tuna too

    found a few rotten onions and most of the bag of mandarins I got a few days ago. not happy w that. some other fruit got damaged in the bowl w rotten onions to so all out under the bushes to compost.

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    I am adding to the freezer and pantry. This week froze 2#+ ground beef and 10 chicken breasts and marked-down ham slice. Also made double recipe of gr beef picadillo for use in burritos, froze half. Added canned fruit, cream soup, mayo, catsup, bread flour to pantry.

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    OK. I reviewed my budget and I want to cut it. I THINK I can go the entire month of August without hitting a grocery store. I have a garden, pantry stock, chickens laying eggs, and access to a farmers market once a week which will limit the options and the number of trips for food. Normally I hit a set of stores to see what the sales are and stock the pantry and I got back in the habit of buying a drink and a little treat each trip. THat was about 10$/week on drinks and treats! Oops. So, hitting the "pantry" hard in August. I hope to also avoid eatingout but I'm not sure that will work with a couple of people having birthdays and I don't want to say I'm "sick" even as a joke to get out of eating out.

    Anyway, I made a list of foods I have on hand to eat and will post that somewhere I will see it first thing in the morning. Maybe in the bathroom across from the throne? Start the day with a reminder. Tonight or tomorrow I will make a list of easy go-to meals and make sure I have tea bags out. I keep forgetting to make sun tea which should save on those "drinks" I've been impulse buying.

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