Happy 2018 to everyone!

With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Mondays, I decided to take last week off but start this week fresh.  Similarly, while I did go grocery shopping both of the last two weeks, I’m not going to go day by day.  I’ll share some pictures (all mixed together) and summarize December.  In the same vein, we did some traveling this past week so I’ll lay out the Christmas menu and leave it at that.  Plan for a more standard Monday post next week.

The above shows a mix of Wegman’s, Stop & Shop, and the farm stand (a couple trips to each).  This coming week I’ll be heading to BJ’s and Target at least.  We’ll see how the week goes with snow in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.

December TOTAL: $1,025.89

  • Stop & Shop: $131.01
  • Wegman’s: $477.05
  • BJs: $142.88
  • Other: $274.95
    • Local: $148.57
    • Star Market: $13.50
    • Trader Joe’s: $9.97
    • Target: $0
    • Other: $0

This was a good month, especially when one considers the significant meals often involved for Christmas, Christmas Eve, holiday parties, etc.  We did host Christmas day and got two nice prime rib roasts, but otherwise we had no especially significant holiday food expenses.

Christmas Eve: Salmon wrapped in puff pastry, pan fried potatoes, spinach salad

Christmas Day: French onion soup, Prime rib roast, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, mushroom & wild rice stuffing, gingerbread cookies, pumpkin pie