When it's winter, car sales are slow. So I thought it prudent in January to trim back a bit, financially. One of the ways I was going to trim things was to spend less on groceries. When the month was over, I assessed how we did.
We spent $100 more on groceries than usual. What?!? Now I'm left trying to figure out what happened. Could it be in part because I have 2 babies in diapers instead of 1? Could it be that Annika is actually eating enough food that her consumption must be factored into meal plans? I did do a fair amount of "stocking up" this month, was that too much?
These are the facts: 1) we waste very little food, 2) we don't buy expensive food--no pre-grilled chicken strips at my house, or Lunchables, or most name brands when generic is just fine. (Gosh, there aren't many facts are there?)
With how well stocked our food storage room and freezer are, I think that this month I'm going to buy milk, bread, eggs, fresh produce and stuff I run out of that can't wait. (Example: Yogurt can wait, sandwich meat can not. Ice cream can wait, diapers can not.)
Hopefully, March 1st I'll be sitting here having spent a lot less on groceries.