I've thought long and hard about how to spend my $10 "Allowance." This is what I've come up with. It is "subject to change" along the way.
Cupboard items at the time of the ruling:
I have 1/2 bottle of vinegar. Full price at the store for that particular bottle - no sale - no coupons is $1.99. So, $1.00 of my allowance will be that vinegar.
I froze 1 stick of butter. The whole pound is $4.39. So, $1.10 of my allowance is the butter.
I had 5 pounds of sugar. I figure I will use half. Cost at the store $2.99. So, $1.50 of my allowance is the sugar.
I have about 1/2 jar of soup base paste. The jar costs $5.40. I figure I will use 1/4 of the jar. So, $1.35 of my allowance will be the soup base.
I had balsamic vinegar - I haven't priced that yet but I'm thinking I'll use 1/2 of what I have. So, I'm putting a price of $1.50 on that.
That's $6.45 from the cupboard
I bought small bag of brown rice for $.78, and a small bottle of oil for $1.28. Total new purchases $2.06.
Lastly, Sharon is purchasing $1.25 worth of cornmeal for me.
Bringing my total to $9.76. So, that's how my $10.00 will be spent as of this moment.