I know you all are waiting with baited breath to see how I am doing with my dollar a day a person challenge. I am a little surprised none of you wanted to join me on my adventure but that’s okay because I didn’t really want to feed all of you every day.
First up is how much does a PB&J sandwich cost? We eat PB&J about 3 times a week for lunch. I made strawberry jam back in June and I also made blackberry jam in August. I don’t know exactly how much I spent on the strawberry jam. I didn’t keep track of it and now I wish I had but since I didn’t I just guessed. I know I bought 6 boxes of pectin, 2 flats of strawberries, and used over 10 pounds of sugar. Ahh! That sounds bad. But I still have 20 jars of jam in the freezer and we have used allot already. I figured the strawberry jam to cost about $.75 for an 18oz jar. The blackberry jam was only $.19 a jar because my only cost was sugar. We picked blackberries out of our field and boiled them with sugar and they make a tasty jam.
Peanut butter whole jar $2.50 or $.17 a serving
Strawberry Jam $ .75 or $.10 a serving
Whole wheat Bread loaf $2.50 or $.22 for two slices
Cheap White bread loaf $1.00 or $.10 for two slices
Cheap bread sandwich cost $.37each or $2.59 to feed the entire family
Whole wheat sandwich cost $.49 each or $3.43 to feed the entire family
When I told Tad this information he thought that the dollar burgers were a good deal and I being the tightwad that I am thought we should just take sandwich makings with us anytime we might need to eat while were out. I know PB&J isn’t a very exciting mean cost comparison but it is something we eat often and was practical for me. I am working on more of these for myself as I am wondering is it possible to eat for a dollar a day if I didn’t have this stock pile that I do. Right now I am thinking no. But maybe I have a skewed idea of meal costs.
Now to the real point of this post the grand total of money spent for the month of November on groceries.
Grand Total for November
I think I am going to make it under $210 for the entire month. Last week I wasn’t so sure. I kept thinking about the gallon of milk we go through a day and I am not willing to give that up for this challenge. But I think we just might do it.