Friday, April 1, 2011

You paid WHAT?

Yesterday I bought some kosher meat from a kosher specialty store in my area.  The meat is for the Passover holiday, when I will be hosting two seders in my home on two consecutive evenings.  I plan, in frugal style, to keep the meat portions down to a minimum and supplement with lots of side dishes and salads.  Still, the meat was quite expensive.  Prepare for sticker shock!

5.76 lb boneless turkey roast @ $3.99/lb = $22.98
3.23 lb ground beef @ $4.99/lb = $16.12
1 package kosher for Passover chicken/turkey nuggets @ $10.99
1 shankbone (for the seder plate) @ $2.00

Total spent: $52.09

Because of this giant purchase, I'll definitely be blowing my $80 per week budget.   Luckily, I've been running under for the year (around $65 per week), so I can afford to go over a bit for the next couple of weeks while I prepare for the holiday.

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Ruth April 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

Yikes! Lucky for me I'm a non-Jewish vegetarian. :-)

Just kidding! My philosophy is that the whole point of saving money most of the time is so that we don't have to feel guilty (or go into debt) spending it when we want to. Enjoy the holidays with your family!

Michelle April 1, 2011 at 9:38 PM  

I almost had a coronary when I had to spend $150 at Target for something. It was not food, but it was really hard for me! Then, the next week I spent $65 at the grocery store in one trip and only had $30 in coupons. I felt like I failed LOL So, yeah I know how you feel!

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