I know so many of you have been dying in suspense to know how much I spent on my groceries last week. I decided not to post until now, not out of laziness, but out of my desire to build the anticipation. The wait is finally over!
Produce, a few freezer meals for when I was out of town. I also had to make up for the foods I ran out of during week 1, so it was more than I usually would get.
Today I went to Wal-mart and they had a lot of their deli items on clearance. I got the items on my list, and also snagged some pre-cut apples, a veggie tray, and some potato salad (it was only $0.87 a pound!) for a great price. So dinner tonight will be changed to chicken salad, potato salad, and veggies. I also bought a box of 60 eggs, milk, produce, and some granola bars for lunches.
Here's my menu:
- Monday: Out to eat (reserved for Holidays! We went to Taco bell)
- Tuesday: Butternut squash, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Potato Salad, veggie tray
- Wednesday: Fried rice- 'vegetarian' (with eggs)
- Thursday: Bean and Ham soup (using ham bone from Christmas that I froze)
- Friday: Pepperoni Pizza and green beans
- Saturday: Gyros (I'm going to attempt making homemade Pita Bread)
- Sunday: Chicken and mashed potatoes
I had to get yogurt today- I forgot to save some of my old yogurt when I made it last time. Hopefully this time I will remember to save some. If not, I'll just save money every other week.
How am I doing? Well, if you total the average the costs from weeks 1, 2, and 3, I'm at an average of $84.70 a week. That's well over 50, and 75, which were my target high and low. If I hadn't been going out of town, things would have been a little less expensive: I wouldn't have bought frozen pizza, 2 bags of chicken nuggets, and burgers. Next week, I'm going to shoot for spending a little less to balance things out. I've got a maximum of $50.92, if I want to stay in my budget.